The mother of a Bankstown man missing for more than a month has expanded her search to the Illawarra, desperately pleading with locals to keep an eye out for her son.
Nick Veljanovski, 28, of Bankstown, was last seen last in Allus Street, Yagoona, about 8am on Wednesday, June 11.
His girlfriend’s car, which was being driven by Mr Valjanovski, was found the following day at Bundeena in the Royal National Park.
His mother, Sylvia, said it was possible her son had travelled on to the Illawarra because he needed ‘‘some time to think’’.
‘‘There are so many unanswered questions - it was so out of character as well,’’ she said.
‘‘We have no idea what he was doing there - as a family we have only gone to the National Park for picnics.
‘‘The only thing I can think of was he meetings someone there.’’
Mr Veljanovski, an accountant, is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a thin build, red hair and blue eyes.
Ms Veljanovski urged anyone with information about her son’s whereabouts to contact police.
She said her son was a smoker, and asked for people who sold cigarettes to be on the lookout for him.
‘‘We just need to find him,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s devastating for everyone, the not knowing.’’
Ms Veljanovski said she wanted to send a message to her son directly, in the event he happened to read this article.
‘‘We’re worried sick about you,’’ she said.
‘‘Please give us a call and let us know you’re okay.
‘‘We love you.’’