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A Menlo Park resident confronts an intruder in her kitchen; police link suspect to robberies in 3 cities | New

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A call to police from a Menlo Park resident who found an intruder in her home on Saturday morning Nov. 19 led to the arrest of a woman linked to robberies in three cities, Menlo Park police said in A press release.

At around 6 a.m., a resident of the 300 block of Felton Drive entered her kitchen to find an unknown woman standing in front of the open refrigerator. The resident confronted the intruder, who then left the residence, police said.

The resident took photos of the woman as she gathered some of her personal belongings. After reviewing the photographs, the resident noticed what appeared to be a handgun among the woman’s belongings, police said. At approximately 6:51 a.m., the resident called the police. Although officers searched the area for the suspect, they did not locate her, but information about her was shared with nearby law enforcement.

At approximately 9:59 a.m., San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies located the suspect in Redwood City in the Second Ave area. and Fair Oaks Ave. She has been identified as a 40-year-old female from Fresno. Deputies found a realistic replica of the Glock 17 pellet gun on her, and she was transported to Menlo Park Police Department, the news release said.

Atherton Police informed Menlo Park Police that they had also received a report of a burglary which had taken place less than 2 miles from Felton Drive. A further search of the suspect’s property revealed items believed to have been taken during the burglary in the town of Atherton and items from other recent robberies in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, police said.