Sears Worker Secretly Taped Women In Changing Rooms, Police Say

A maintenance worker at a Sears in Southern California has been arrested for allegedly filming women in the store's changing rooms, KABC-TV reports.

Officials say 27-year-old Alejandro Gamiz allegedly placed hidden video cameras behind the walls of women's restrooms and fitting rooms at the store in the San Fernando Valley community of North Hollywood, north of downtown Los Angeles.

The cameras were discovered by a sharp-eyed fitting-room attendant, who found them during a routine check of the rooms last week, KABC said.

It remains unknown how many victims may have been exposed to the cameras or how many cameras were found. Gamiz had worked at the store for seven years and is thought to have placed the cameras in the fitting rooms a year ago.

Sears customer Ruby Roldan told the TV station that she found Gamiz's alleged actions unbelievable. "I used to change in those fitting rooms and go to the restroom there," she said. "That's like an invasion of privacy."

Gamiz, who posted $20,000 bail and has been released, has been charged with burglary and surreptitious filming of unsuspecting women.

Evidence supporting the charges was recovered from the department store's security personnel and also with the cooperation of Gamiz, KABC said.

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This person needs an immediate deportation and send the others back too.

May 16 2012 at 11:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike L

And thanks to AB109 and CA's new soft on crime approach, he will serve no time in Prison! Nobody cares about the victim anymore.

May 07 2012 at 12:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Purlte

Another perverted sicko out in the public.

May 03 2012 at 6:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He needs to get the same treatment as he would get in his country ( where ever that is ) . PERVERT !!! These women need to get a good attorney & file a lawsuite..............

May 01 2012 at 4:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I wonder how a maintenance worker earning minimum wage had enough money to buy all of this equipment & still have an extra $20K to bail himself out.

April 21 2012 at 11:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Meir's comment

He sold the pictures..

April 30 2012 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is so strange to me that women will go into a public place, a department store, and that little curtain or half door makes us feel safe enough to strip naked. So weird. I always look up at the ceiling and wonder, who's watching from up there?

April 21 2012 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to kck1024's comment

so which is it, Gamiz or Gomez???????

April 21 2012 at 6:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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April 21 2012 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

can you expect anything else but that In Cali.???????

April 21 2012 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Considering how deserted our Sears is, there are always a couple of goofballs looking for something to entertain themselves. This hidden camera stunt isn't anything new, I even look around in a dressing room.

April 21 2012 at 5:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He needs be locked in a room with all of the dads , boyfriends , and husbands of these women and let them give him a good old country ass whipping ! If there were more of this justice these perverts would think next time before they film unknowing women.

April 21 2012 at 4:40 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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