Riverside County

Man Arrested After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 3 People Inside Riverside County Target Store

Detectives believe there may be more victims

A Riverside County man was arrested Saturday after allegedly  sexually assaulting three people inside a major retail store and investigators want to know if there may be more victims out there.

The suspect -- identified as 30-year-old Miguel Muro -- allegedly sexually assaulted two women and a girl on Sept. 12 at a Target store in Norco. Muro approached the victims and inappropriately touched them, authorities said.

All three incidents occurred inside the store, while the victims were shopping, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The suspect was gone by the time deputies arrived, although security camera footage captured him on video.

Then a few days later, investigators got a big break in the case.

The man returned on Saturday, but he was again too quick for deputies. Still, they were able to identify Muro in part because of store surveillance video and arrest him on Sunday at his home in Eastvale.

Muro was arrested for several counts of sexual battery and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

His family members declined to talk to NBC4 on camera, but they did say that the accusations have been difficult to deal with and that Muro suffers from a mental illness.

A Target spokesperson told NBC4 that customer safety is the highest priority and that the store is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Additional victims are encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson of the Norco Sheriff's Office at 951-270-5673.

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