Winston-Salem police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man who was last seen Wednesday, authorities said Friday.

Cobb Wilding Saunders, 55, was last seen about noon driving a red moped in the parking lot of the Sheetz gas station at 5230 Beauchamp Lane in Winston-Salem, police said. Saunders was wearing a blue denim jacket, blue jeans and a black T-shirt, police said.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Saunders. Saunders also was wearing a black full-face helmet, the center said.

Saunders is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 270 pounds, police said. He has short gray hair and hazel eyes, the center said.

Anyone with information about Saunders' whereabouts can call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700, Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800 or its Spanish line at 336-728-3904.

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