Camera found hidden in restroom of Danville Walmart

(Walmart Inc.)
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:33 AM EDT
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Danville Police say they were not notified when a camera was found hidden in a Walmart store restroom.

Based on an anonymous viewer tip, media contacted police Monday about the potential hidden camera in the store on Mount Cross Road, with the tip indicating store management had refused to notify police. Police confirm they had gotten no similar reports before getting the query from the media.

An officer contacted Walmart and discovered a camera had been seized by a store manager after finding it Saturday in a family restroom, and didn’t report it to police.

Preliminary analysis of the camera showed only one recording, which did not capture any footage of a personal or private nature, according to police. The person in the recording could not be identified.

This investigation is ongoing, according to Danville Police, who say Walmart is fully cooperating.

When asked for a response about the incident, a Walmart spokesperson said, “Thank you for reaching out. We are working closely with police. We must refer you to them for more information.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Danville Police Department by calling patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, 911, or Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000. You can also talk to any officer you see, use DPD social media, email crimetips@danvilleva.gov, or use the crime tips app CARE at p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818# .

Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.