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Police ID Suspect In Connection With Northridge Kidnapping

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police have released the identity of a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Northridge girl on March 27.

The suspect, identified by authorities as 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers, is described as a transient who frequents the Devonshire and North Hollywood area in the San Fernando Valley.

At a 3 p.m. news conference held in front of LAPD Headquarters on W. 1st Street, officials Saturday said the suspect has a lengthy criminal history.

He is described as a white male with close-cropped blonde hair and blue eyes. Summers is 6-feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Summers has large tattoos of a flaming skeleton face and a woman on his right arm.

Police said he has family ties to Southern California. His mother Kathy Summers, in fact, lists her occupation at LinkedIn as “Retired Parole Agent III for the State of California.”

Police do not believe the victim’s family and the suspect were acquainted prior to the abduction.

The child went missing early Wednesday morning from her family’s home located in the 8800 block of Oakdale Avenue. She was held captive for up 12 hours and was found in Woodland Hills.

Anyone with more information as to Summers’ whereabouts is asked to call the Robbery Homicide Topline at (213) 486-6890. Those who may spot the suspect are urged to immediately dial 911.

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