Lincoln Park: AWOL parolee sought in connection with July 13 attack, carjacking

In a rare move, Chicago police have identified a wanted offender by name in connection with the July 13th attack and carjacking of a woman in her Lincoln Park garage.

Adam Bramwell, a four-time convicted felon who is currently missing while on parole, is being actively sought by police, according to a new community alert from Area Central detectives. The alert warns people to call 911 if they know where Bramwell is and to avoid approaching him personally.

Bramwell, 32, was paroled in March after serving half of a four-year sentence that he received for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle. He was sentenced to three concurrent prison terms in 2012: six years for residential burglary, six years for robbery, and three years for domestic battery causing bodily harm.

Lincoln Park attack

Adam Bramwell | Illinois Dept of Corrections

At 8:38 a.m. on July 13th, a 56-year-old Lincoln Park woman was confronted in her garage by an armed man who battered her, robbed her, and stole her car.

The victim was parking in her garage on the 1800 block of North Fremont when the man approached her with a knife, demanded her valuables and forced her from the car, police said. A struggle ensued and the woman was thrown to the ground and choked by the offender who then entered the vehicle and drove away northbound.

The offender initially ordered the victim to close the garage door behind them before initiating the robbery, according to an email shared with neighbors by a person familiar with the incident.

The woman suffered minor injuries to her legs and arms, but declined transportation to a hospital, police said.

Taken was a silver 2019 Honda Fit bearing a license plate that begins with “AZ77.” The car will have damage on its roof because the garage door was going down as the robber backed out. He also struck the garage, so the car may have additional damage on its back end.

Anyone who has information about the July 13th incident or the whereabouts of Adam Bramwell can contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 regarding case JC-346738.

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