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(LAS VEGAS) — A homicide suspect who broke free from his handcuffs and escaped police custody on Friday is still on the loose, North Las Vegas police confirmed to ABC News.

Police described the man, Alonso Perez, 25, who is suspected to have been involved in a shooting on North Las Vegas Boulevard on Aug. 27, as “armed and dangerous.”

North Las Vegas Police said Monday that they are still actively looking for Perez.

Perez apparently escaped from custody in remarkable fashion after being apprehended on Friday.

“As part of the ongoing investigation, Perez was transported to the NLVPD Detective Bureau where he was placed in an interview room in handcuffs,” a police press release said. “After the detective stepped out of the room, Perez turned the handcuffs until he broke free and escaped the building. Moments later, Perez stole a white 2016 Ford F-250 pickup truck with Nevada license plate #26C819. No one was injured in the incident.”

On Saturday, the Ford F-250 truck described by police was recovered.

Police issued photos to help identify Perez. They show a thin man with olive skin, a shaved head, mustache, and small beard on his chin. Perez, they noted, has the Nike Air Jordan logo tattooed under his left ear.

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