Saugus Police are asking for the public’s assistance as they search for Thai Tran, 78, of Saugus. Anyone with information on Tran’s whereabouts or who believes they have seen him is asked to call Saugus Police at 781-233-1740. (Photo Courtesy Saugus Police Department)

Chief Michael Ricciardelli and the Saugus Police Department are asking for the community’s assistance as they search for a missing senior with dementia.

On Tuesday, July 27, at approximately 2 p.m., Saugus Police received a report that Thai Tran, 78, of Saugus, was missing. He was last seen in the area of Eastern Avenue, near his home, a short time earlier.

Saugus Police began an immediate search of the area, which includes a marshland, and are being assisted by the Massachusetts State Police Airwing and the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

Saugus Police have developed information that indicates Tran may have traveled to Revere and then taken a cab to Somerville. Residents in those communities are being asked to keep an eye out for Tran. Saugus Police are working in coordination with Revere and Somerville Police.

Anyone who believes they have seen Tran is asked to contact Saugus Police immediately by calling 781-233-1740.