LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Lexington police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who walked into a Walgreens store on Richmond Road, showed a gun, and demanded narcotics.

The crime happened just before 5 p.m., Jan. 29 at the store near St. Ann Drive. Detectives said the man walked in, passed the pharmacy tech a note demanding narcotics. She said he also showed a gun. While a supervisor stepped up and tried to comply with the robber’s demands, they said he reached over and stole roughly $200 worth of Xanax pills and then ran off.


Fortunately, no one was hurt in the robbery, but police are worried about what could happen next time, if he’s not caught. “Things like this tend to escalate. In the future, if he’s even more desperate, particularly if you have a customer that attempts to intervene, we don’t want it to get to that point,” said Det. Kristyn Klingshirn.

If you recognize the man, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 253-2020 or go online to p3tips.com. You could earn up to a $1,500 cash reward.

(Lexington Police Department)