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Northridge kidnapping suspect's car seized in Woodland Hills

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Tobias Dustin Summers, 30, who is wanted for the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her Northridge home on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
March 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators seized the car of a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a 10-year-old Northridge girl.

Los Angeles police officers arrived to a Woodland Hills residential neighborhood to confiscate a red Pontiac registered to 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers on Saturday night.

The car was parked in front of a Gilmore Street home known to be one of Summers' last known addresses. Summers also lived in a Reseda townhome with his mother about a year ago.

Summers, a parolee with a lengthy rap sheet, is suspected of kidnapping the girl from her home sometime between 1 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The girl was found later in the day around 2:45 p.m. wandering near a Starbucks at Canoga Avenue and Oxnard Street.

The girl told investigators she was held in an abandoned home near her house and later a storage facility, both which were searched by police. Police also said they believed two suspects were involved in the kidnapping, although they said they were only searching for Summers at this time.

Summers was described as a white male about 6 feet tall and weighing around 160 pounds. He has closely-cropped blond hair and has large tattoos of a flaming skull and a woman on his right arm. Police said he is known to frequent the North Hollywood area.

Summers' criminal history dates back to 2002. It includes robbery, kidnapping, assault and battery, explosives possession, grand theft auto and petty theft. Four years ago he was arrested for investigation of battery involving child annoyance. He was most recently released from prison in July 2012 and placed under the supervision of probation officials. Summers was jailed briefly in January for a probation violation. He is not a registered sex offender.

The FBI and about 40 LAPD detectives are involved in the investigation. They're hoping tips from the public will help them capture Summers.

The investigation is ongoing. Authorities urge anyone with information on the suspect or the case to call the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division tip line at (213) 486-6890 or Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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