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Meriden PD looking for missing man with dementia

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Richard Plonka, 82, was last seen by his neighbor on Andrews St. (Meriden PD) Richard Plonka, 82, was last seen by his neighbor on Andrews St. (Meriden PD)
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Meriden Police are looking for an elderly man who went missing Friday night.

A Silver Alert was issued for Richard Plonka, 82.

Police said Plonka suffers from early onset dementia and may be unable to find his way home.

He was last seen by his neighbor at 2 p.m on Andrews Street. 

Plonka drives a white 2011 Chevy Silverado.

His license plate number is 5C5755.

Police said Plonka has a bruise on his left wrist from a recent hospital stay and a scar on is right shin.

He was last seen wearing a blue button down shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, camouflage pants and canvas slip on shoes.

Plonka is around 5'6, has grey hair and weighs 195 lbs.

He speaks English but has a very heavy Polish accent.

Police said they are concerned for Plonka's safety.

If anyone has any information they are urged to contact Meriden police.

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