Saying he would be a risk to flee the state, a judge continued bail at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man who has been charged in several of the shotgun robberies that have plagued Baltimore and Baltimore County.
District Judge Gerrard W. Wittstadt in Towson acted yesterday after listening to testimony and reading the charges against Sadiyq Abdullah Muhammed, 19, of Baltimore, also known as Tony Bedford.
Muhammed appeared in court dressed in a bright orange prison jump suit.
He is charged with eight armed robberies in the county and holdups in the city as part of a gang armed with shotguns who have terrorized retail businesses since Halloween. He also has been charged with intent to murder in the Feb. 28 shooting of a clerk at the Pikesville Holiday Inn during a robbery there and with the holdup of a Towson credit union last week in which $36,500 was stolen.