Peel police are searching for a 36-year-old man who has been missing for a week.

Ernest Guinto was last seen by a family member at Square One on Dec. 29.

Police say they are concerned for his safety as he has never been missing before and usually keeps in touch with his family and girlfriend regularly.

Guinto is described as Asian, five-foot-seven-inches tall, 170 pounds with a heavy build, long black hair shaved at the sides and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a red hoody, dark jogging pants and light brown Timberland boots.

Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact 12 Division at 905-453-2121 ext. 1233.