ILLINOIS — A hidden camera was found inside the women’s bathroom at a Walgreens store, according to police reports.
The store manager discovered the recording device on Friday of last week. It had been plugged into what appeared to be an electrical outlet and stuck to the wall with Velcro. It hung about one-and-a-half feet off the ground, directly in front of a toilet inside the restroom’s stall.
Officials said the manager at the store only realized it was a fake outlet when the gadget fell to the floor.
The store is located in Des Plaines at 1858 E Oakton Street. Des Plaines is a suburb of Chicago.
The camera had been recording for nearly two days and appeared to be motion activated. It also had sound capabilities and contained a small memory card, police said.
A spokesperson for Walgreens referred inquiries to law enforcement and said the chain had no comment.
An investigation is currently underway.
The Walgreen Company (simply Walgreens, or sometimes archaically Walgreen) is an American company which operates as the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and photo services. As of August 31, 2016, the company operated 8,175 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. The Walgreens headquarters office is in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
In 2014, the company agreed to purchase the remaining 55% of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots that it did not already own to form a global business. Under the terms of the purchase, the two companies merged to form a new holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., on December 31, 2014. Walgreens became a subsidiary of the new company, which retains its Deerfield headquarters and trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol WBA.
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