Lincoln Park residents and DePaul University students have spent the last two weeks on high alert after the brutal attack on a former student, and now police are looking into other crimes the alleged perpetrator could be connected to.
The man, who is being sought after police say he slashed a woman in the face and neck with a knife, could also be connected to an armed carjacking in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in mid-July.
Surveillance images show similarities between the suspect in that armed carjacking, identified as 32-year-old Adam Bramwell, and the suspect in the July 18 knife attack on a 22-year-old woman in Lincoln Park, less than a mile away from the carjacking.
With the suspect still at-large in both cases, residents and students are getting impatient.
“Somebody walking shouldn’t have to worry about situations like this at all,” Lincoln Park visitor Jeffrey Gitelle said. “It’s the last thing you want to worry about.”
Anti-violence activist Raul Montes is offering a $4,000 reward for information that leads police to an arrest in the violent crimes.
“They’re scared, they’re frantic,” Montes said of community members. “They don’t know if they’re going to be the next victim.”
Anyone with information on the suspect, or either of the crimes, is encouraged to call Area Central Violent Crimes at 312-747-8380.