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November 5--  A reward is being offered in a rape that occurred in Lyons.

The area CrimeStoppers board approved a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who allegedly raped a woman living in a Lyons Housing Authority apartment on North Lanier Street during the early morning hours of Friday, October 28.

"We're looking for a slender built black make, approximately six feet tall.  He was wearing a white zip-up hoodie and some type of surgical or dust mask.  The victim described him as having a low, raspy voice," says Lyons Police Chief Wesley Walker.

The victim told police the rapist reminded her of a man who had approached her a few weeks before and asked if he could pickup pecans in her yard.

Chief Walker is warning residents to be alert when approached by anyone wanting to do maintenance or yard work.

"They should be very alert.  Be observant, get a description and call 911 so that we can follow up," he advises. 

If you have any information in this case, call the Lyons Police Department and tell them you have a CrimeStoppers tip.  You do not have to give your name.  The number to call is 526-3638.