STAFF at Harvey Nichols called in police after spotting a customer allegedly secretly filming sales assistants with a hidden camera.
The incident took place at the city centre store on Tuesday after security guards became suspicious.
A source said: “There was a hidden camera in his watch and he was filming sales assistants when they were bending over.”
A spokesman for Lothian and Borders police said: “A 40-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an alleged breach of the peace following an incident within a department store in Edinburgh’s city centre.
“He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.”
A spokeswoman for Harvey Nichols said: “We can’t comment on any security breaches in store.”
The luxury department store first opened its Edinburgh store in 2002. It is the only one in Scotland.