"On September 23, 2014, officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department were dispatched to an “Unknown Trouble” call at the CVS Pharmacy - 3186 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem. Upon their arrival, officers were able to determine that Rickey Cook entered the business armed with a knife and confronted an employee of the business. Rickey Cook threatened that employee, Melissa J. Whiteman, with the knife and demanded prescriptions drugs from the pharmacy.
Rickey Cook subsequently took an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs, but was apprehended by patrol officers before he could flee the business. Melissa Whiteman was not injured during the encounter.
The investigation was assumed by Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division. Investigators were able to determine that earlier this morning, prior to the opening of the business, Rickey Cook unsuccessfully attempted to break into the business. Investigators also identified Rickey Cook as the individual who broke into the Market Place Cinema, located at 2095 Peters Creek Parkway, on September 06, 2014. On that date, an undisclosed amount of currency was taken from the business.
Authorities have charged Rickey Tyrone Cook with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Second Degree Kidnapping, Felonious Attempt to Break and Enter a Building, Felonious Breaking and Entering and Larceny after Breaking and Entering. Rickey Cook is being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $25,000.00 secured bond. A court date of October 16, 2014 has been set in these matters.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800."
- A Police Report