Kirkland Police seek public's help to identify attempted robbery suspect

Jocelyn Ruiz - contributed photo/KPD
Jocelyn Ruiz
— image credit: contributed photo/KPD

The Kirkland Police Department (KPD) initiated an investigation into Jocelyn V. Ruiz on Sept. 3, 2013 for her involvement in an attempted robbery with a knife. The incident occurred at a condominium complex at 12400 block NE 130th Court in Kirkland.

Investigators were able to determine that Ruiz, who was known to the victim, had conspired with two associates, Eric Barcenas-Mora and Alex Castro-Maciel, to commit a robbery against the victim as retaliation.

The retaliation was in response to the victim filing an identity theft report with the Kirkland Police Department alleging that Ruiz had stolen her identity.

All three parties were subsequently arrested and charged with attempted robbery.  Additional charges for identity theft against Ruiz were also filed.

Since the arrests, Barcenas-Mora and Alex Castro-Maciel have plead guilty and are currently serving prison sentences.

Ruiz remains at large, failing to appear on her most recent court appearance on these charges. King County Superior Court has since issued a warrant for her arrest for attempted robbery, identity theft and attempted burglary with a $250,000 bail.

Ruiz is known to frequent the Kent, Renton and Tukwila area and use the moniker “Jocy Madrid.” Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

The Kirkland Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating Ruiz and ask that anyone having information about Ruiz’s whereabouts are to call the KPD Tip Line at (425) 587-3515 or 911.


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