100th and S. Longwood
9953 S. Longwood DriveChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Although bought ~15 years ago, the bike looked nearly new as it had been stored indoor throughout its life and not used very often. The bike had a "tune-up" performed by Beverly Bike & Ski earlier in the summer. No real distinguishing features other than accessories included a water bottle holder and a small bell on the handlebar. There are scratch marks on the frame's top bar where the u-lock would rub the cables when bouncing on rides. Note this is one of four bikes that were stolen from my garage on the night of Sept 21st in the Beverly neighborhood. The other bikes were a < 1yr. old Giant revel 2 with yellow/blue coloring; a ~2010 red Schwinn midi-Frontier youth bike; and the 4th bike was a recent hand-me down small adult tan/brown bike (sorry no recollection of brand since I didn't buy it). I'm hoping the criminal has kept this foursome of bikes together which would make it easier to identify as a group.
jveguiguren (at) gmail.com
Police Report No.:
How was the lock defeated?:
What was the bike locked to?:
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?:
Other situation, please describe below.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
All 4 bikes stored in garage regularly, but bikes were unlocked. Access was not through garage door mistakenly left open, backdoor fence was jumped & they entered through unlocked rear garage door (enclosed backyard, door now locked).
Incident descried above. Last sighting was 9:00pm, and stolen bikes were noticed at 6:30am the morning of the 22nd. I went to the local police station and filed a report right away. I've started monitoring Craigslist and Ebay (police were helpful and gave me insight to look on these sights). Additional details - enclosed backyard with 6ft high fence. Side gate is latched with additional metal piece slid across to prevent door opening. We believe someone who observed that we had all those bikes in the garage decided to jump the fence and access the garage. After I noticed the bikes missing, I could tell they had left through the side gate because while it was closed, it wasn't latched and the metal bar had been removed. They had also moved aside a large yard bag to use the walkway out the side. We have since learned that our neighbors across the street (we are both on the corners) had a garage burglary attempt this same week.,
This bike was recovered: