The Hickory Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating Joshua Alan Ruch, who was involved in the attempted robbery that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th at approximately 8:00 pm in the parking lot of Walmart, 2525 HWY 70 SE, Hickory. During the robbery, Ruch displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim.
Ruch is wanted on multiple outstanding warrants: resisting public officer, 2 counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and 2 counts of robbery. Ruch is often in the company of Erin Olivia Shell, who is also wanted on a charge of felony larceny of motor vehicle.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Joshua Ruch or Erin Shell is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551. Additionally, the Hickory Police Department is continuing this investigation and asks anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information, please contact Inv. C. De Los Santos at 828-261-2621