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VIDEO: Police still looking for suspect accused of taking pictures up woman's skirt

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The Cedar Falls Police Department and Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers are asking for help in identifying a man caught on camera taking pictures up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a department store in Cedar Falls.

The victim says the man pretended to shop in the same aisle behind her in Target when he repeatedly used his phone to take pictures up her skirt. Police say the suspect quickly left the store after accidentally making contact with the victim while taking the pictures.

Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers says the victim agreed to release the video in order to make other women aware of the suspect and of similar crimes.

Target surveillance video shows the violating moments the man attempts to take pictures up the woman's skirt. The video was shared by police online, and women are reacting.  

"I was just really disturbed, like why would someone do that?" Chelsea Sandven. 

"Creepy..makes you kind of nervous to be out and about by yourself," Stacey Fischels. 

The video shows the man pretending to be shopping, and when her back is turned, he uses his phone to take pictures and video under her skirt.

"Why what would possess you to do it?" said Dylan Peters. 

The video is an alarming sight for women who find themselves shopping everyday. 

"You would expect to look around in dressing rooms and make sure that no one's around but up and down an aisle?" said Kristin Kruse. "Like you would never guess that someone could walk by you and take a picture inappropriately-and you would never know. That's the scary thing-you would never know."

Cedar Falls police say this has been the only reported case but they're still on the hunt for the suspect.

"What I would tell anybody but particularly females-do what she did, go in a public place, stay in a public place, have a friend with you, and just be aware of your surroundings the best you can," said Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cedar Falls Police Department at 319-273-8612 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477) -- they say a cash reward could be available in the case.

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