Police Obtain Video Of Possible Suspect For Assault Of Female Jogger

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Published: November 1, 2011 @ 9:04 PM EDT
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In a follow-up to an article published on October 27, 2011, the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) has obtained photographs and video of a possible suspect for the aggravated assault which occurred in Roselle Park on Saturday October 22, 2011 between 5:30 a.m. and 6:05 a.m.

The assault occurred on East Westfield Avenue approximately 100 feet East of Dalton Street.  The victim of this incident is a white female jogger, 41 years of age, 5′ 3″, weighing under 120 lbs.

The suspect is described as a black male 6′ 0″, stocky build, wearing a blue zip-up jacket with a hood and a dark brown ski cap.

The female jogger was attacked as she was jogging past the suspect.  This attack occurred after she verbally greeted the male.  As the female jogger passed the suspect, he grabbed her and began to punch her in the face.  The jogger was able to then break free after biting one of the suspect’s hands.

The suspect then allegedly told the victim, “Leave me alone.”

Security video footage in the area was obtained which provide images and video of a possible suspect. This subject was observed just prior to this incident walking east towards the location of the assault. The subject appeared to be somewhat disoriented and was walking in the street close to the curb.

Just prior to the incident, the subject was walking, then stopped, and was observed by video ‘flipping off’ (the middle finger gesture) a marked police patrol car that had passed him.

The subject appears to have an eagle head emblem on the back of his jacket.

Any agency or party with knowledge on identifying this subject is asked to contact the Roselle Park Police Department at (908) 245-2300.

Photos and video are viewable below: