Cops expand search for man who raped 61-year-old

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Look around Canarsie — the man walking next to you on Rockaway Parkway could have raped a senior citizen.

Police are expanding their search for 23-year-old Devon Lloyd, a “person of interest” in a June 23 sex attack that took place in nearby East New York.

The 61-year-old victim told authorities she was nearing the corner of Livonia and Vermont avenues at 5 am when a thug — who was at first believed to be in his 40s — grabbed her from behind and demanded her money.

The fiend then dragged the senior into a nearby building stairwell, where he raped and sodomized her, police said.

On July 16, investigators say they received evidence that linked Lloyd to the attack.

He was still being sought by authorities by late Tuesday.

Police sources said it’s possible Lloyd could be hiding out in Canarsie, which is the next neighborhood over from where the attack took place.

Over the last year, cops in nearby East New York have seen a 47 percent jump in rape reports — up 10 from the 37 reported at this time in 2009. Canarsie cops are faring much better — they’re investigating just two more than the six reported last year.

Officials said the victims knew their attackers in most of these cases. Stranger sex attacks like the one Lloyd is implicated in are extremely rare, they said.

Cops described Lloyd as a six-foot tall, 200 pound black man with a light mustache. He sports an earring in each ear.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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