The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is seeking the public's help in locating Robert Phillips, a registered sex offender and parolee at large.

Phillips was released from Lerdo Jail Oct. 4 and failed to report to his parole officer. He has numerous tattoos on his upper body and neck.

Phillips, 42, is described as white, 6 foot tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Bakersfield parole office at 634-9620, the Kern County Sheriff's Department at 861-3110 or Secret Witness at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411); just type the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.