Trek 420


4903 n Paulina St, Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Zebra print handlebars. Black frame, bright neon "Trek 420" lettering, very distinct

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Tanner Howard
Contact Email: 
Email hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to email the owner.
Contact Phone Number: 

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
I had left my bike unlocked in the back of my building. In retrospect I clearly shouldn't have, but the building wasn't visible at all from the street, was very quiet, and was also behind a locked fence (although it wasn't hard for someone to jump a much shorter fence to get to the bike, which is probably what happened.) Someone would have had to have already known that a bike was left there unlocked for them to get it. My theory is that a high schooler took the bike -- another bike, a much smaller Trek, was left behind, with the name Leo Higgins engraved onto it. Pretty crushed about losing this bike, I've had it for more than four years and have ridden it everywhere.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: