10 News inquiry leads authorities to discover hidden camera in restroom of Danville Walmart

Authorities say it was seized by a Walmart manager on Sept. 24 but it was not reported

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The Danville Police Department says the hidden camera only had one recording.

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We’re told it did not capture any footage of a personal or private nature and the individual in the recording was not identifiable.


The Danville Police Department is investigating after a hidden camera was found in a Danville Walmart.

On Monday (Sept. 26) at about 10:30 a.m., the police department was alerted of a possible hidden camera at the Walmart on Mount Cross Road after a media inquiry from 10 News.

This comes after we received an anonymous viewer tip saying management was refusing to notify the police about the incident.

At the time of the inquiry, the police department had not received any reported incidents similar to the one previously described.

But after further investigation, an officer discovered that a Walmart manager seized a camera on Sept. 24 from a family restroom and the incident had, in fact, not been reported to the police department.

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation and Walmart is fully cooperating with the investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Danville Police Department. The platforms include calling patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, approaching any officer you see, through social media, via email crimetips@danvilleva.gov, or using their crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818# .

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

About the Author

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.

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