A woman from Stellarton, N.S., is badly shaken after seeing a cellphone outside her second floor window over the weekend.

The woman, who has asked to have her identity protected, says the incident happened Saturday night in the town’s south end. She says she was undressed and getting ready for bed in her upstairs bathroom, about six metres above ground.

“I just happened to glance out the window beside me and I could just sort of see something moving,” said the victim. “It was a black cellphone hoisted, facing me with a silver pole attached to it.”

The woman ran into her bedroom and called police. She’s worried someone was taking pictures or video.

“Was it the tenth time? What is someone seeing? How much footage is out there? I can't believe how violated I feel. I'm nervous in my house, and I'm looking through windows twice. It just makes me very uneasy,” the victim said.

The woman wasn't able to get a look at the individual. Police are working to find the suspect and the equipment used, including the long silver stick.

“Whether it was there for voice recording or whether it was there for photo recording, it is still illegal and suspected to be deviant behaviour,” said Stellarton Police Chief Don Hussher.

As news of the incident spreads, there's a feeling of shock and concern in the community.

“I think it's terrible,” said Stellarton resident Edna MacDonald. “It's an awful thing, people looking around their house at night, and Peeping Toms, it's terrible.”

“You got to watch out for what's going to happen when you're home along, right? With women, how if they're willing to step that far, what's the next step?” said Stellarton resident Joanie Wilson.

Meanwhile, Hussher is advising the public to be vigilant and mindful of any suspicious activity they may see around their home or the community.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Dan MacIntosh