Sex offender on the run

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POLICE are appealing for the public to help them locate a registered sex offender on the run.

37-year-old Joel Pregnell has not supplied police with his residential details, a requirement of his reporting obligations.

He was last sighted in Hampton on 30 January in a stolen black Suzuki Swift, number plate 1LY 7UI. Police attempted to approach Mr Pregnell in Hampton, but he escaped in the vehicle.

He is known to frequent St Kilda, Frankston, Bayside and the Mornington Peninsula.

Have you seen this man: Police have released an image of Joel Pregnell and urge the public to call 000 if he’s seen.

Pregnell is described as being unshaven, about 180cm tall, with brown eyes, a thin build, and short brown hair. He has a tattoo of a cross on his right cheek.

Anyone who sights the man is urged to contact 000 immediately. Anyone with other information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Frankston Times – 5 February 2019

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