PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect that allegedly committed a fraud and aggravated assault.

According to a statement by Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale, on June 14, at approximately 11:26 a.m., the driver of the vehicle seen in the video, was confronted by an employee of a River Street business while parked at 5th Avenue and East 12th Street.

With the female victim standing on the running board of the vehicle the suspect allegedly accelerated, throwing them both and causing the vehicle to proceed out of control down the street until it crashed into a parked vehicle. The driver can then been seen jumping into the heavily damaged Ford Explorer and fleeing,

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call the Paterson Major Crimes Division at 973-321-1120.