Shopping centre 'upskirt' scare sparks probe

Police are looking for a man who "upskirted" a woman on an escalator at a shopping centre in Melbourne's outer north last week.

Officers have been told that the victim, aged 26, was shopping last Friday about 6pm when a man she did not know approached her.

The victim got onto the first-floor escalator, and near the second level, felt a breeze on the back of her legs, a police spokeswoman said.

The woman thought her skirt had blown up and turned to pull it down. She noticed the man standing close by with a mobile phone in his hand. He quickly pushed past her and walked off the escalator.

Police believe the man used the mobile phone to film under the woman's clothes.

He is believed to be aged between his late 20s and early 30s, about 180 centimetres tall with a shaved head. At the time, he was wearing an orange fluorescent vest.

Greensborough police want to hear from any witnesses, particularly a man who they believe saw what happened from a nearby shoe shop.

Anyone with any information is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The story Shopping centre 'upskirt' scare sparks probe first appeared on The Age.

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