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updated: 5/14/2012 11:53 PM

Man accused of touching girls in St. Charles Target

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A 24-year-old Glen Ellyn man has been charged after police say he "inappropriately touched" two girls inside the St. Charles Target.

Police received a report of a man who touched a 16-year-old girl on May 11 inside the store at 3885 E. Main Street; he is accused of touching a 14-year-old inside the same store on May 12, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.

Target loss prevention personnel provided police with information about the suspect and his vehicle, and officers set up surveillance at the store the next day.

On Sunday, officers spotted a man matching the suspect's description driving a silver Audi into the St. Charles store's parking lot, police said.

Police saw Nicholas Muniz enter the store, then took him into custody as he exited at about 4:30 p.m., officials said.

Muniz, of the 200 block of May Avenue, was charged with two counts each of battery and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

Muniz was released after posting an undisclosed cash bail, police said.

There was a similar incident at a Target store in Wheaton on May 12 that is under investigation, authorities said, and police found evidence from that case in Muniz's vehicle.

Muniz has not been charged in Wheaton case.

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