Police investigating after disabled Asian man's car set on fire in Redwood City

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- A Redwood City man with disabilities discovered late Saturday morning that someone had set his car on fire.

The victim is Asian, and his sister is concerned this could be racially motivated. She also requested we not use their names in this story.

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She tells ABC7's Dion Lim that her brother found his job at Safeway through Ability Path, an organization which helps those with developmental disabilities.

He's now going to drive a rental car to get to work.

You can see the car is not salvageable.

Police told Dion Lim the case is under investigation.

A Redwood City Fire Department arson investigator says an accelerate was used to intentionally set the car on fire.

"At this time, there is no information to indicate that this incident was associated to a hate crime," police said.

Police released a photo of a suspect, who they say was last seen riding his bicycle southbound on Rolision Alley towards Marsh Rd. The crime occurred around 11 a.m. Saturday in the alley behind 3752 Rolison Road, according to police.

This is an on-going investigation and police say "anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Nick Perna at 650-780-7672 or Fire Marshall Gareth Harris at 650-780-7400."

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