A car that may have been used in a robbery in Menlo Park Friday afternoon was intentionally set on fire, said Ron Keefer, Menlo Park Fire Investigator.
Firefighters responded to reports that a two-story apartment complex in the 700 block of Roble Avenue was on fire at about 1:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found the passenger's side seat of a Honda Accord on fire. It was parked in the complex's parking garage. Residents were evacuated immediately, said Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.
"We understand that the vehicle was stolen and may have been used in a local crime," Schapelhouman said.
Earlier in the day, the was held up by a bandana-clad individual said Menlo Park resident Kent Fields, who was using the ATM when the FBI was called.
He noted that four Menlo Park Police cars were parked behind the bank.
Wells Fargo employees have declined to comment on the situation, saying only that the branch is closed and that the ATM machines outside of the store are still open.
Menlo Park Police have not yet responded to inquiries.
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