12 November 2020

Do you know what happened to Robert Jacob?

| Kim Treasure
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Robert Hal Jacob

Robert Hal Jacob has been missing for five years. Photo: Supplied.

Five years ago today, Robert Hal Jacob went to a Canberra bus interchange. He hasn’t been seen since.

To mark the anniversary of his disappearance, ACT Policing has launched a new appeal for information, hoping someone will come forward with a piece of information that will unlock the mystery of Robert’s fate.

The loved father, grandfather, brother and friend has not been seen since Thursday, 12 November 2015 at the Civic Bus Interchange.

His daughter reported him missing on 3 December 2015 after not hearing from her father over the preceding weeks. His lack of contact is considered out of character.

Police are urging anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward. It may be the missing piece needed to locate Robert.

Robert never owned a phone and lived alone. He frequented inner-city public places.

At the time of his disappearance, Robert had medical issues.

Over the five years since his disappearance, he has made no contact with family or friends.

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Robert is described as being Caucasian in appearance, 179 cm (5’8”) in height with a thin build, short greying dark brown hair and brown eyes.

His left thumb has limited mobility. He has a tattoo on his left forearm of barbed wire, Ned Kelly, Mum and Dad. On his left arm and shoulder is tattooed Bianca, and Briony, and on his right shoulder are Adam and Lauren.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen a man matching the description above or who may know the whereabouts of Robert to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference 5890168. Information can be provided anonymously.

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