NAMPA -- The search is on for a Nampa man police who police are calling armed and dangerous.

The suspect is 36-year-old Rodney Seiber. He is wanted in connection with a carjacking on Wednesday, where police say he stole a van at knifepoint.

Police say he threatened a NORCO employee with a knife, then drove off in the van around 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Randall say Seiber should be considered a risk to the public.

That somebody would go to those lengths, we consider him very dangerous since he will do anything to get away so we consider him very dangerous, said Randall.

Randall says moments before Caldwell Police were looking for Seiber in connection with a theft and found him at his home, but he immediately took off running.

Randall tells us Nampa Police happened to be in the area at the same time and joined in the chase.

As soon as he saw them he took off which seems to be the same situation he had with other agencies, as soon as he sees police he takes off, so he will go to any length to escape from police, said Randall.

Police say after a chase Seiber crashed the stolen van into another car on Orchard Avenue.

Someone in the other car suffered minor injuries in that accident.

Seiber has a lengthy criminal history that includes theft, grand theft, battery, and assault charges.

We've also learned that he is wanted to connection with other recent thefts as well.

We have identified him in numerous vehicle thefts, and property thefts here in Nampa, also Caldwell Police and Ada County, said Randall.

Seiber is described as a light-skinned male, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, with tattoos and a medium build. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous, and will go to any length to avoid capture by police.

Anyone with information on Seiber's whereabouts is encouraged to call Nampa Police at (208) 465-2257.

Seiber is wanted for robbery, grand theft, felony eluding police, and a felony drug charge in connection with the Wednesday incident.

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