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NWPD asking residents to look around properties

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is actively searching for 76 year old Mathieu Joseph Racine.  Mr. Racine was last seen at his home in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue at approximately 1:15 pm on November 12th, 2015.

“We are asking for residents to please have a look around their properties in hopes Mr. Racine may be inside a shed or a garage or any other structure or piece of property that he could have been using as shelter from the elements through last night and today.” stated Acting Staff Sergeant Chad Johnston.

Mr. Racine is described as an African-Canadian male with dark skin, standing 6 feet tall weighing approximately 200 pounds.  He is balding and has greying hair.  He was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and grey dress pants.  He does not have a cell phone, and does not have access to a vehicle.  Mr. Racine is likely without identification as his wallet is still at his residence.

It is very important to note, Mr. Racine suffers from dementia and glaucoma.  He has wandered in the past and has been located either walking the streets or inside 24 hour coffee shop style businesses.

The NWPD is actively searching for Mr. Racine and is asking members of the public to keep an eye out for him.  Should you know the whereabouts of Mr. Racine or see a person who you believe may be Mr. Racine please call 911 immediately.