Whereabouts of Christchurch man still a mystery

Nelson police have ended their search for a missing Christchurch man whose car was found on a back road near Tapawera.

Mark William Robinson, 37, a storeman, has not been seen since Friday morning, when he told his partner he was going to work.

Mr Robinson's gold Mazda MX5 convertible was found on Sunday night on Dry Weather Rd, between Glenhope and Tapawera.

Bank records and CCTV footage show Mr Robinson was in Nelson at 1.45pm on Friday. It was likely that he then headed back towards Murchison. His car was locked when it was found, but was stuck and not able to be driven.

Police have said there is nothing to suggest foul play but they are concerned because Mr Robinson's disappearance is out of character.

Police are asking the public to come forward if they have any information that might help find Mr Robinson.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Keith Olds on 03 373 9220, Christchurch police on 03 363 7400 or Nelson police on 546 3840.

To provide information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.