Man allegedly assaults 2 women in Moorpark

MOORPARK, Calif. Police said Elmer Pineda, 18, grabbed a 45-year-old woman from behind as she walked on Tierra Rejada Road, forced her to the ground and tried to remove her clothes Sept. 3.

Witnesses stopped to help and Pineda took off. He was later spotted by authorities and arrested.

Pineda is also accused of assaulting a 44-year-old woman walking to her car in a parking lot.

Anyone with information on those crimes or similar incidents was urged to call /*Moorpark*/ police at (805) 532-2700.

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