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LA police name suspect in kidnapping of 10-year-old girl

Police are asking for the public's help in finding Tobias Dustin Summers, who was recently released from prison.

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Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help in finding 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers. Summers is wanted for the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home. (LA police department/Screengrab)

LOS ANGELES -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect wanted for the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge on Wednesday.

The LAPD has named the suspect as 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers, who has a long criminal history and was recently released from prison.

According to police, Summers has short blond hair and large distinctive tattoos of a flaming skeleton and a woman on his right arm.

The young victim told police she was taken from her home between 1am and  3:30 am and was driven in a pick up truck to an abandoned home near a storage facility where she was held for 10 hours.

Her abductors then dropped her off in Woodland Hills where she walked to a nearby Starbucks and was found by police later that afternoon.

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk J. Albanese described Summers as a transient in the San Fernando Valley area north of Los Angeles.

"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 confirmed that Summers is the only suspect the LAPD is searching for despite the girl reporting that she was abducted by two men.

There is no evidence that there was any relationship between Summers and the victim. 

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