Another Hidden Camera Found In Starbucks Store Bathroom, Police Say

Updated | Another hidden camera has been found in a Starbucks bathroom in Alpharetta, Georgia, authorities have confirmed.

"This afternoon, 05/03/2018, we responded to the business of Starbucks located at 2705 Old Milton Pkwy after receiving a report of a video recording device located in the restroom by one of the employees. The recording device was collected and detectives are actively investigating the matter," the Alpharetta Police Department wrote in a statement on Facebook.

The police department said there were no other cameras found inside the bathrooms at the cafe. No other information about what was found on the camera was given.

A female employee went into the bathroom stall and found the camera pointing directly at her as she sat down to use the toilet, the Alpharetta Patch reported. The employee reported the camera to her manager, who alerted the police and the Starbucks corporate office.

This is not the first time a camera has been found inside this Starbucks. In April, a woman found a hidden camera tapped to a bathroom stall, the Alpharetta Patch previously reported. The first camera was taped to a baby changing station and found by a customer.

Alpharetta police spokesperson Howard Miller told the publication the recording device was retrieved and they are "actively investigating the matter." He noted it is too early in the investigation to determine how long the camera was in the bathroom or the number of people that were recorded.

Miller previously told FOX 5 that the public should always check their surroundings when using a public bathroom.

"If you're in a restroom that's not yours, be sure you look around and check hidden areas that aren't very visible. Unfortunately, this seems to be happening more often than you would think," Miller said.

In a statement to WSBTV, Starbucks said they have checked bathrooms more frequently in an effort "to prevent any foul play."

Statement from @Starbucks on #Alpharetta bathroom camera incidents:
“Since the original incident, we’ve increased rate of bathroom checks to prevent any foul play. Our partners (employees) moved swiftly once they found the device and called law enforcement.”

— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) May 3, 2018

"Since the original incident, we've increased rate of bathroom checks to prevent any foul play. Our partners (employees) moved swiftly once they found the device and called law enforcement," the statement read.

The news comes as the coffee chain reached a financial settlement with two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for waiting for their friend inside the establishment.

The story has been updated to include a statement from Starbucks.