Robert "Bob" DUNCAN

Missing Person photoRobert Duncan, 78, disappeared from his Randwick home on April 14.

Police have released CCTV of Duncan in the days before his disappearance.




Name: DUNCAN Bob Sex: Male
Year of Birth: 1942  

At Time of Disappearance
Age: 78 Height (cm): 167.0 Build: Thin
Hair Colour: Grey Eye Colour: Green/Hazel Complexion: Fair
Nationality:   Racial Appearance: Caucasian    

Robert Duncan, aged 78, was last seen at his home on Alison Road, Randwick, on Wednesday 14 April 2021. He was reported missing to police on Monday (26 April 2021), when his building manager discovered he hadn't returned to his home. Police from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are conducting inquiries to locate Robert. Serious concerns are held for his welfare as he is unable to be contacted and has not accessed his bank accounts. Robert is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 165cm tall, with a slim build and white hair. He was last seen wearing a dark-coloured coat.



Robert Duncan, 78, missing from his Randwick, NSW home for weeks

The Australian

MAY 7, 2021

Police hope to find “the missing piece of the puzzle” that would reveal the whereabouts of a Sydney man who has been missing for more than three weeks.

Police are worried for the safety of Robert Duncan, 78, who was last seen at his home on Alison Road in the eastern Sydney suburb of Randwick on April 14.

It wasn’t until April 26, more than a week later, that someone noticed he was missing.

His building manager noticed that day he hadn’t returned home and contacted police.

Eastern Beaches Police Area Command officers began looking for Mr Duncan, but so far has had little luck.

The officers have “serious concerns” for his welfare and said he hasn’t accessed his bank account.

On Friday, police released surveillance footage showing some of Mr Duncan’s last known movements.

“By releasing CCTV, we hope someone in the community may recognise Robert,” Detective Inspector Rodney Pistola said.

“Any information – no matter how small – could be the missing piece of the puzzle police need to locate him.”

In an undated clip, Mr Duncan is seen in a narrow hallway, peering into a window with light emanating from it and raising his hand to the glass, possibly waving or shielding his eyes for a better view.

The bearded man with long grey hair sticking out of a cap is seen hoisting up his trousers as he walks down the corridor.

In another set of clips, stamped with the location Oxford Street and filmed on April 12, two days before his disappearance, Mr Duncan is seen walking down the sidewalk in the evening, looking down on the ground and wearing a black leather jacket.

Mr Pistola said the disappearance was out of character for Mr Duncan and asked for anyone with information to come forward.

Mr Duncan was described as a white man with a slim build and white hair. He is 165cm tall and was last seen wearing a dark coat.