Baltimore County police today were searching for a 19-year-old man who has been charged in three armed robberies, including the motel holdup last week in which an assistant manager was shot.
Named in arrest warrants made public yesterday was Sadiyq Abdullah Muhammed of Baltimore. County police spokesman E. Jay Miller said there is no specific address for Muhammed, who also is known by the name Tony Bedford. He was charged with two counts of armed robbery, attempted murder and attempted armed robbery.
Muhammed was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 145 pounds. The word "Israel" is tattooed on his left arm and he often wears a gold ring in his right nostril.
He is a suspect in three armed robberies in the county -- two last Thursday, including the one in which Robert McNeil, an assistant manager at the Pikesville Holiday Inn, was shot in the abdomen, and one on Feb. 21 at Food Place, 8508 Liberty Road.
Last Thursday, the Holiday Inn in the 1700 block of Reisterstown Road was robbed about 6 p.m. by three men. Less than a half-hour earlier, two men armed with handguns attempted to rob Imperial Pontiac-Nissan in the 1700 block of Woodlawn Drive but fled without taking anything after striking two employees with guns.
These robberies, while similar to a rash of armed robberies that have terrorized businesses in the county and Baltimore since Halloween, are not believed to be connected. In those crimes, the targets have been restaurants and food markets.