Police searching for man in Walgreens robbery, may be in Kentucky

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Police say a man wanted in an armed Walgreens robbery could be in Kentucky. The store was robbed a week ago at knifepoint and the man threatened to kill people if he didn’t get oxycodone.

Salisbury Police say Richard Burlan Agee, 44, of the 2700 block of Farley Court, has likely fled to Madison, Ky. He’s the husband of Jamie Agee, who was arrested this week and charged with drug trafficking and hiding pills on her 10-year-old daughter.

The Walgreens robbery took place Oct. 12, at the store located at 705 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. at about 9 p.m., just before closing.

Richard Agee is accused of walking to the back of the store where the pharmacy is located and handing a note to a technician.

The note said if the tech didn’t give him oxycodone he would start killing people. He also told the tech he had a knife. The note was given to a pharmacist, who placed the pills in a bag. When they appeared to be moving too slowly, the suspect told them to hurry or he would start killing people.

He took the bag, left on foot, and headed toward the woods at the back of the store.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Richard Agee is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333, Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245 or salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org to provide tips.