Saskatchewan

Saskatoon gas station employee suspended after allegedly recording woman and girls in bathroom

Saskatoon police are investigating a report of voyeurism at a gas station.

Man's phone seized, police need warrant to search it

Parkland Fuel Corporation confirmed that the alleged incident occurred at their Fas Gas Plus location in Saskatoon. (Google Maps)

Saskatoon police are investigating a report of voyeurism at a gas station. 

A 25-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon and his phone was seized after it was reported someone was taking video of girls and women using the gas station's washroom. 

The arrested man was working at the business on the 400 block of Circle Drive East.

A 29-year-old customer said that she found a cellphone with the camera facing her when she went to use the washroom, and that she and four young girls she was with were recorded. 

Parkland Fuel Corporation confirmed that the incident allegedly occurred at their Fas Gas Plus location in Saskatoon. 

A spokesperson said the employee was suspended by the retailer.

"The privacy and safety of our customers are an overriding priority and we strongly condemn this behaviour," said the company in a statement emailed to CBC.

"While we are unable to comment on the ongoing police investigation, we are fully cooperating with the authorities and can confirm the employee in question was immediately suspended by the retailer, pending the police investigation."

Police are working to obtain a warrant to search the man's phone.

In the meantime, the man has been released from custody.

No charges have been laid.

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Alex Soloducha is a reporter for CBC Saskatchewan.