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Appeal to find missing man - Blue Mountains

Monday, 11 October 2021 05:44:52 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance to find a man missing from Sydney’s west since last week.

Jeffrey Rakete, aged 44, was last seen on Gipps Street, Drummoyne, about 4pm on Thursday 7 October 2021.

Officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command commenced an investigation into his whereabouts when he was reported missing after not returning to work in Blaxland.

Police and family hold concerns for Mr Rakete’s welfare.

Mr Rakete is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 168cm tall, of medium build, with brown eyes and brown short hair.

Police were told he was travelling in a Mitsubishi Flatbed Truck, with NSW registration plates CE 37 XK, which was located in Mt Druitt today.

Police have also received information to suggest Mr Rateke may have visited the Auburn and Mount Druitt areas.

Anyone who has seen Mr Rakete – or has information in relation to his whereabouts – is urged to contact Blue Mountains Police Station on 02 4751 0299 or Crime Stoppers.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.