An inmate who fled the Augusta Transitional Center is a suspect in two robberies, police said.
A felony arrest warrant for robbery by intimidation was issued for Julius Edward Taylor, said Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser. Police believe Taylor robbed Sundrees Urban Market, 930 Broad St., and Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1505 Walton Way, after he failed to return to the transitional center from his work-release duty.
The Sundrees robbery occurred at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday when a man entered the store and told the clerk he had an armed accomplice outside who would shoot her if she did not wait five minutes to call police. Deputies found no evidence of a second person. The Rite Aid robbery occurred about 7 that evening, Dresser said.
Taylor is black, 6 feet, 2 inches and 216 pounds. The suspect is also known as Julius Edward Brown and Anthony Edwards Brown.
Authorities do not know whether Taylor is still in the Augusta area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080.