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Missing man,
Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street area,
Adrian Verpaalen, 83

Broadcast time: 21:45
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Unit: 51 Division
Phone: 416-808-5100
Case #: 2021-618249

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Adrian Verpaalen, 83, was last seen on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 4 p.m., in the Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

He is described as 5'9", 170 lbs., with a medium build, grey shoulder length hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue checkered shirt, grey t-shirt, and black boots. He is known to walk with the aid of a cane.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A person can be reported missing at any time - there is no 24 hour waiting period. If you are concerned for someone’s immediate safety, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, you can report a person as missing to the Toronto Police Service by calling the non-emergency number 416-808-2222.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Illankumaran Shanmuganathan, 51 Division