Greenwood AvenueChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Basic Bike Info
Folding / Compact Bike
Folding bike 20" wheels
matte black with 2 gray stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Good condition, has a basket zip-tied to the bike rack on the back side of the bike. Is a small folding bike, purchased in China in 2008, but is still in good condition. There is a small red flashing light for night-riding attached to the underside of the seat.
zola.yi (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number:
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
How was the bike locked?:
Other situation, please describe below.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
I locked up the bike at around 6 PM, left my apartment and returned around 10:30 PM and the bike was still locked to the lightpost in my apartment complex (slightly shielded from the main sidewalk, but only partly concealed). Because my U-lock doesn't fit around the lightpost and the frame of the bike, the frame was attached to the u lock and there was a cable looped around the lightpost attached to the u-lock. This morning when I left my apartment, the bike and the locks were gone, leading me to think that it was stolen during the night.
This bike was recovered: