A 72-year-old Lomita man who suffers from dementia and has diabetes was missing Thursday morning.

Freddie Phillips was last seen boarding an MTA bus near his home in the 2000 block of Bella Lane about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Phillips is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds with a bald head and brown eyes. He was wearing a gray Adidas sweater, black Adidas pants and black Croc shoes, the department said.

Anyone with information about Phillips’ whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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