Appeal to locate missing elderly man - Sutherland Shire

Monday, 13 December 2021 11:29:59 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Sutherland Shire.

Patrick Cochran, aged 92, was last seen at his home on Rosebuck Place, Illawong, about 10.30am today (Monday 13 December 2021).

He was reported missing to officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command later the same day when he failed to return home from a shopping trip.

Initial inquiries suggest Patrick was seen to leave the Westfield Miranda shopping centre carpark on Wandella Road about 5.30pm and has not been seen since.

Police and family hold concern for his welfare as he lives with dementia and requires medication.

Patrick is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, between 170cm and 180cm tall, and balding.

He was last seen wearing grey track pants and a striped polo t-shirt, and was driving a silver 2002 Holden Commodore, with NSW registration JC1 929.

Patrick is known to frequent the areas of Illawong, Menai and surrounds.

Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Sutherland Police Station on (02) 9542 0899 or 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.