Geo-target text message issued to help locate man missing from Sydney's east

Saturday, 17 September 2022 02:36:26 PM

PLEASE NOTE: An image of Robert Welch will be posted to the NSW Police Force Facebook page.

Police have issued a SMS geo-targeted text message and are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Sydney’s eastern beaches.

Robert Welch, aged 81, was last seen at a home on Blaxland Street, Matraville, about 3am today (Saturday 17 September 2022).

Family reporting him missing to officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command after they were unable to locate him about 7am today (Saturday 17 September 2022).

Family and police hold concerns for his welfare as he lives with dementia.

Robert is described as being of Caucasian appearance, medium height, of medium build, balding with grey hair and blue eyes.

Mr Welch may be travelling in a silver 2008 Honda Civic sedan with NSW registration plates BHU 96M.

Anyone with information about Robert's whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.