VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver Police are issuing a new public warning about a man known as ‘balaclava rapist.’
Larry John Takahashi, 63, was serving three life sentences after admitting to raping at least 30 women in Edmonton in the 1970’s and 80’s. He was granted day parole in BC after more than 30 years behind bars, and will soon be living in a Vancouver halfway home.
The Parole Board considers Takahashi to be a moderate-to-high-risk to re-offend. The risk is especially high for women and teenage girls.
Police are asking people to keep an eye out for Takahashi, and to call 911 immediately if they see him breaking any of his parole conditions. Those include contacting his victims, driving with a woman in the car, looking at porn, buying or having alcohol, and owning a computer.
Takahashi is described as Asian, 5’9″, with short grey hair and brown eyes. He also normally wears prescription glasses.