4903 n Paulina St, Apt 1Chicago , IL
Date of Theft
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Zebra print handlebars. Black frame, bright neon "Trek 420" lettering, very distinct
Email hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to email the owner.
Contact Phone Number:
How was the lock defeated?:
What was the bike locked to?:
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?:
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
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.
This bike was recovered: