A thief is allegedly targeting iPhone users in Los Angeles by installing a hidden camera and secretly recording them while they’re walking in public.
The Los Angeles Police Department said the suspect used the iPhone 5C to record people in public areas of the city, including streets, at least two times and in the middle of the street, including the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The suspect is a 23-year-old woman who is a suspect in the shooting death of an 18-year old woman who was struck by a vehicle, the LAPD said.
The woman was taken to a hospital where she died of her injuries.
The department said the suspects use the phone to record conversations with victims and witnesses.
The recording has been going on for several weeks and could have been done by the suspects in a different way, the department said.
Police said the surveillance video may have been recorded as long ago as September or October.
One of the victims told investigators that she went to her apartment and noticed that someone was recording her from a second story window, according to the LAPD.
She then heard someone call out to her, and she heard the sound of someone coming into the apartment, she told investigators.
She then heard a loud noise and saw someone who appeared to be an older man come out of the apartment and ask her if she was okay, she said.
Police said it is unclear if the person who recorded the incident has an iPhone, but it could have belonged to someone who had the phone.
The suspect told investigators she had no intention of taking the phone back, but would take it back for a friend, the Los Vegas Review-Journal reported.