MISSING 76-YEAR-OLD FOUND ALIVE

JUST IN – A 76-year-old who was reported missing from his Kahibah home on Monday afternoon has been found safe and well at Newcastle West.

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Police are continuing to search bushland in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Kahibah, as they look to locate a 76-year-old man who was reported missing on Monday.

Robert Sims was last seen leaving his home on Frith Street at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, with new information pointing police towards the Newcastle CBD.

It’s understood the 76-year-old may have attempted to catch a bus into town at around 2:30 in the afternoon, with his ATM card used at Marketown Shopping Centre at around 6pm.