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Cops seek peeping shutterbug

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

DULUTH — Police are looking for a camera-wielding peeping Tom near Duluth.

A female resident of the Breckinridge Station community told police a voyeur has been spying in her windows and popping flash photographs since October. She told police she received a call Saturday afternoon and was asked:

“What do you propose we do with the 40-plus pictures I have of you?”

The 50-year-old woman hung up and called Gwinnett police. She said the caller sounded like a white, middle-aged man with a slight Southern accent, according to a police report.

Police retrieved the incoming number from her caller ID as part of the ongoing investigation.

But the eeriness wasn’t limited to the phone call.

One morning in October, the woman thought she saw a camera flash through her bedroom window while she was getting ready for work, but dismissed it as street light or headlights.

Another morning a few days later, she noticed a reflection in her television, and turned around to see a camera “clear as day” being held in her window. She called complex security but the suspect had fled, she told police.

The woman told a responding officer she has no idea who might be stalking her.

An officer advised her to be alert and log the man’s calls. She planned to meet with security at her complex about upping patrols, the report states.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said Friday he’s not aware of any suspects in the case, or any similar reports in the area.