A 65-year-old Victorian man who has been missing for more than a week is believed to have been captured on CCTV footage riding an electric bike towing a trailer.
Yarrawonga man Peter John McLean vanished on March 12 and his motorcycle was found parked in Wangaratta, in the state’s northeast, three days later.
Police renewed their appeal for information into Mr McLean’s disappearance on Sunday after it emerged he had been “detected” riding an electric bike towing a trailer on Greta Road in Wangaratta just before 5pm on March 12.
“Officers now believe Peter was carrying a significant amount of supplies and may have been prepared to travel a long distance,” police said in a statement.
CCTV footage has been released showing a person, believed to be Mr McLean, travelling on the electric bike, which has a distinctive yellow flag and yellow trailer.
“These developments have led police to believe he may have travelled in the Alpine Region and moving into NSW,” police said.
Anyone who lives or travels in the area is urged to keep an eye out for Mr McLean and the bike.
People using campgrounds, football ovals and other public spaces are also urged to keep an eye out for Mr McLean, who may be sleeping rough.
“Police and Peter’s family are concerned about his safety as this behaviour is unusual and out of character,” police said.
Mr McLean is described as 183cm tall and of average build, with balding grey hair, a beard and moustache.