Police search for Vic sex offender

Victoria Police is searching for missing registered sex offender Russell Jones.

The 40-year-old is wanted for failing to comply with his reporting obligations.

Jones is also known to frequent Windsor, St Kilda, South Yarra, and the Melbourne cbd benefits.

He last had contact with authorities on February 25.

Jones is about 171cm tall, with a thin build, brown eyes and short dark, greying hair.

Assistant Commissioner Chris Gilbert said police had given Jones an opportunity to hand himself in.

“It’s an absolutely futile exercise to try and remain on the run,” he said.

“It will be much simpler for him just to simply contact someone at Victoria Police.

“We’ve been fairly patient to allow him to hand himself in but he hasn’t done that.So with the public’s help, we always know we get that little bit of extra assistance and he’ll be in custody fairly soon.”

Mr Gilbert said anyone who sees Jones should not approach him and instead contact triple zero immediately.

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