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Registered Sex Offender Flees Police In Melbourne

Victoria Police is seeking public assistance to locate registered sex offender Joel Pregnell.

The 37-year-old failed to supply police with his current residential address which is part of his reporting obligations.

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

He was last sighted in the Hampton area yesterday (30 January) in a stolen black Suzuki Swift with registration 1LY 7UI.

Police attempted to approach Pregnell, however he sped off in the vehicle.

Investigators have released an image of Pregnell in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information about his whereabouts.


Pregnell is described as being about 180cm tall, with brown eyes, a thin build, short brown hair and unshaven.

He has a tattoo of a cross on his right cheek.

Anyone who sights Pregnell is urged to contact triple zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with other information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Victoria Police

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