Peninsula: Seeking suspects in store robbery

Police are looking for three men believed to have robbed Emerald City Liquors in Redwood City on Monday afternoon. The robbery took place at about 1 p.m. at the store, located at 3025 Jefferson Ave., police said.

Three armed men wearingmasks came into the store and ordered employees to the floor, police said. They left with an undisclosed amount of money in a vehicle described as a gold sport utility vehicle with a roof rack, according to police. Police described the men as Hispanic.

They wore masks and carried weapons; one was described as tall and thin, another as heavyset. Anyone with information is asked to call Redwood City police at (650) 780-7100.

Man pleads not guilty in high-speed test-drive case

Mikhail Bukham, 21, of San Bruno, pleaded not guilty to charges that on June 10, he entered Cammisa Motors on Carolan Avenue in Burlingame, requested to take a BMW for a test drive and proceeded to go on a road rampage, reaching speeds of 120 mph on U.S. Highway 101.

The car dealer in the car with him was described as “scared for his life.”

Responding to the dealer’s calls, San Mateo police arrested Bukham on Second Avenue. Bukham’s jury trial was scheduled for Nov. 13. He has posted $50,000 bail.

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Arson suspected in two-alarm Arguello Park blaze

Investigators said a two-alarm fire that burned an acre of grassland in Arguello Park, threatening homes, may have been set intentionally, according to Jim Palisi, fire marshall for the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department. The fire, which started at 4:15 a.m. July 5, does not appear to be the result of a fireworks accident or a campsite, Palisi said.

There were no witnesses to the incident; fire and police officials continue to investigate the exact cause of the blaze.

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