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Police: Armed and dangerous kidnapping suspect still on the run

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A robbery and kidnapping in Vancouver led police to arrest one woman and then ask for the public's help in finding a second suspect who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Detectives arrested Tyfannie Kuykendall on Tuesday in connection with the crime and then served a search warrant at a home in the Orchards area that night. Police said they found evidence and seized a green Ford Ranger during a SWAT raid at the home.

But Nicholas Loredo remains wanted by police.

Detectives said Loredo and Kuykendall kidnapped, robbed and assaulted two adults and a 17-year-old about 7 a.m. Tuesday. Police have not released their names, only saying they suffered minor injuries and are all safe.

Court documents said Loredo forced the three victims into a home on V Street, and that one of the victims reported seeing a gun in Loredo's waistband during the kidnapping. That victim said Loredo held them for at least two hours as he waved a gun around while talking to himself.

The motive for the robbery and kidnapping, according to court documents, was retaliation for an apparent "theft of property" from another woman.

Loredo has been on the run since Tuesday morning's incident.

On Tuesday night, deputies went to serve a search warrant at a home near Northeast 71st Street and Northeast 131st Avenue. A standoff ensued as police believed Loredo was inside the home.

One witness said he saw at least three people taken out of the home, and officers were heard trying to make contact with Loredo over a loud speaker for several hours.

The standoff came to an end with Loredo still at large.

He is described as a white male, 5'11" tall and weighs 178 pounds. Police said he is believed to now have red hair in a mohawk and has several visible tattoos on his neck.

Police consider Laredo armed and dangerous.

They suggest anyone who sees him to avoid making contact and call 911.

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