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Lake Illawarra Detectives

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man who disappeared on the State’s south coast last month.

Oliver Sims, aged 26 years from Cordeaux Heights, was last seen on Friday 18 September when he attended his work at a university in Wollongong where he worked in the function centre.

Mr Sims failed to return home after his shift that night and never showed up for his rostered shifts the next week.

Police hold grave concerns for Mr Sims’ welfare as his disappearance is described as being out of the ordinary and his family has not heard from him.

Mr Sims is a New Zealand citizen; however, he has strong ties to Australia with relatives in NSW and Queensland.

Checks of Mr Sims bank account also confirms he has not made any withdrawals since the time of his disappearance.

Oliver Sims is described as being of white/European appearance; about 180cm tall, thin build, weighing about 70kg. He has short dark brown hair and blue eyes.

At the time of his disappearance, Mr Sims was wearing a black coloured pin-stripe long sleeve collared shirt, black pants, black shoes and was carrying a black and silver coloured backpack.

Police and family of Mr Sims are appealing for anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact Lake Illawarra detectives on (02) 4295 2636 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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