Police: Carjacking suspect, teen may be hiding in the forest

Police: Carjacking suspect, teen may be hiding in the forest

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 24 at 8:42 AM

NAMPA – Nampa Police say an armed and dangerous man wanted in connection with a carjacking in Nampa last Wednesday may be hiding in the Payette National Forest with a teenage girl companion.

Nampa Police Sergeant Tim Randall tells KTVB that 36-year-old Rodney Seiber and 18-year-old Brittany Robbins of Caldwell may be hiding out near the McCormick Campground, which is located between Cambridge and Hells Canyon.

Family members say Robbins was last seen in Nampa on Friday. She is believed to have gone with Seiber willingly. The exact nature of their relationship is unclear.

Randall says Seiber is wanted for robbery, grand theft and felony eluding police after he stole a van at knifepoint on Sept. 18. During a police pursuit, he crashed the van into a car at the intersection of Middleton Road and Fitzwilliam Street, and then ran into a corn field.

Randall says Seiber told family members he has no intention of going back to prison and is threatening both suicide and suicide by cop. He is reportedly armed with a .40 caliber handgun and should be considered a risk to the public.

The place where Seiber and Robbins are headed to is described as a “squatters camp.” Forest Service officials are familiar with Seiber, and says he goes to the area to cut wood. Anyone who comes across Seiber and Robbins should not approach them, and should call law enforcement immediately.

Seiber is a white male, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, with tattoos and a medium build.

Seiber has a long criminal history that includes theft, battery and assault charges.  He has warrants in Ada and Canyon counties.  Randall says he is a suspect in numerous vehicle and property theft cases.

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