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Police identify suspect in kidnapping of Northridge 10 year old as Tobias Dustin Summers



FBI and police are looking for 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge.
FBI and police are looking for 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge.
FBI and police are looking for 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge.
At a press conference Saturday, LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith said kidnapping suspect Tobias Dustin Summers has lengthy criminal record.
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FBI and police are looking for 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge.
LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith speaks with reporters Saturday, March 30, 2013.
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FBI and police are looking for 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge.
An ambulance and fire truck were at the scene in Woodland Hills on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, where a young girl was found who had been reported missing.
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UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: The LAPD has identified 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers as a suspect in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge earlier this week.

He has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2002 that includes arrests for robbery, kidnapping, explosives, petty theft, and grand theft auto. 

Summers is described as a white male, weighing 160 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk J. Albanese described Summers as a transient who is known to frequent the Devonshire and North Hollywood areas in the San Fernando Valley.

“Currently there are 40 detectives working 24 hours on this case, and that current effort is to locate and arrest Tobias Summers," Albanese said.

Albanese said there is no indication that Summers knew the girl that was kidnapped or her family. He added that Summers is the only suspect the LAPD is currently pursuing. The girl reported that she was abducted by two men.

Police ask anyone who sees Summers to call 911 immediately.

PREVIOUSLY: Los Angeles police say they've identified a suspect in the case of a 10 year-old Northridge girl who was kidnapped last week. They'll release details at a 3 p.m. press conference today.

The girl's parents reported her missing from her room late Tuesday night. She was discovered Wednesday afternoon about six miles from her home. 

NBC Los Angeles reports that the girl told investigators she was abducted from her home by two unknown men and taken away in a black pick-up truck. Police later found the truck in a storage yard in Chatsworth. 

On Thursday, police said one of the suspects was a white man who looked to be approximately 18 years old. There were no other details about the second man.

KPCC is not revealing the girl's name as she may be the victim of abuse.

Reporter Ben Bergman will be at the press conference. Follow him on Twitter for more.

This story will be updated.