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A Salina woman trying on clothes notices she is being photographed in her dressing room. The Salina Police Department says this happened Wednesday at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

With clothes on her mind, a Salina woman's shopping trip at the Salvation Army Thrift Store quickly turns into a nightmare.

Captain Mike Sweeney with Salina Police Department said, "she was in the process of trying on clothes, so she went into a fitting room and while there looking into a mirror, she heard a clicking sound."

That clicking sound, photos being snapped of her. Capt. Sweeney said, "she saw a white hand that was holding onto an Android phone and that someone had taken a picture of her."

Police say the woman sprung into action to try and get a look at the suspect. "She quickly tried to get dressed and went out and saw a white male subject with a black beard leaving the store."

While the woman was able to get a description of the man she believes was taking photographs of her, the police say it's still a challenge in cases like this to capture that suspect. "We are looking at the possibility of any video cameras that may be in the area that might have captured his image."

Salina Police have interviewed Salvation Army employees hoping for more clues. Salvation Army Community Relations Director, Amanda Waters said, "with the police investigation, we are hopeful that the person they are looking for will be found quickly."

If the man is caught he faces possible charges of lewd and lascivious behavior. Police say the suspect is a white male with a black beard. He was wearing a black t-shirt, wrangler jeans and ball cap.

Police believe he fled the scene in a white pick-up truck that was pulling a trailer.

“We are cooperating fully with the police investigation and are hopeful an arrest will be made soon,” said Major Daniel Burris with The Salvation Army in Salina. “The safety and welfare of our clients and customers is always our top priority.”


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