Man who allegedly asked for help, assaulted resident in Virginia Beach arrested

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 10:47:55-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Detectives with the Virginia Beach Police Department arrested a man in connection with an assault that happened the morning of February 6 in the 5700 block of Schoolhouse Road.

Authorities say a man approached a resident and asked for help before leaving the area. A few hours later, he went back to the home, used a ruse to enter and attacked the resident, the department says.

Through their investigation, police identified the man in the surveillance photos as 21-year-old Rahsaan Tamir-Aqui. He was charged with abduction, attempted rape, aggravated sexual battery and robbery.

People who live near where the assault happened told News 3 that they all heard about the assault and said this is usually a quiet area.

Tamir-Aqui is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

If you know anything about this incident that could help in the investigation, you are asked to call police at (757) 385-5000. You can also anonymously submit a tip by calling Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887), by visiting or by downloading the P3Tips app.