Police appeal to locate elderly man missing from Maroubra

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Sydney's east.

Daniel Varela, aged 80, was last seen leaving his home on Bell Street, Maroubra, about 10am yesterday (Monday 20 March 2023), and has not been sighted since.

When he failed to return home, officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command were notified and immediately commenced inquiries to locate him.

Family and police hold serious concerns for his welfare as his disappearance is out of character and he has a medical condition that requires daily medication.

Daniel is known to frequent Pacific Square at Maroubra and the Maroubra shopping precinct on Anzac Parade.

Daniel is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170-180cm tall, medium build, with short grey hair. He was wearing grey cargo shorts, blue T-shirt and white sneakers.

If you happen to see Daniel or know of his whereabouts, please contact Maroubra Police Station on

(02) 9349 9279 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.

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