Two suspected robbers make court appearance |

Two suspected robbers make court appearance

William Ferchland

Two young men accused of robbing pedestrians and convenience stores with BB handguns are scheduled to appear in court together next month.

A sour-looking Dylan Burdick, a 20-year-old who faces the 10 charges, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday at El Dorado County Superior Court.

Burdick, who is still in the custody of El Dorado County Jail since his and alleged accomplice William Weldy’s arrest Feb. 15, has the possibility of more charges being filed against him.

Deputy District Attorney Tony Sears said he will review each robbery and, depending on the number of victims, could apply more robbery counts against Burdick.

Weldy, 21, is charged with one count of robbery. He appeared next to his attorney, Paul Palant, dressed in a dark blue collared shirt, black pants and dull charcoal dress shoes.

After he agreed to waive his arraignment on Thursday, he left the courtroom with a group of people who partly filled two rows of seats.

Beginning Nov. 9, pedestrians near Stateline were targeted in seven robberies until Jan. 5, when convenience stores were hit.

The two are scheduled to appear in court April 7.

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