Raleigh Grand Prix


1944 N. Spaulding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Red with black details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage Raleigh Grand Prix. Red with black details, black tape on handlebars, and black front tire fork. Had for many years, so it appears fairly used.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Sean Whittaker
Contact Email: 
seantown (at) gmail.com
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?: 
Storage room.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
Around 3 or 4 pm on Monday, October 19, 2020, I put my bike in my building’s basement as usual. To get to the basement, you have to go through a locked gate and then through the locked basement door. Presumably only residents of the building have a key to the gate and basement door. Other residents store their bikes in the basement, as well. The next day, at 4 pm, I went to the basement to get my bike to ride it to work. As I approached the gate, I noticed in the alley that a white van was parked. There appeared to be maintenance men doing something near our building. When I went into the basement, I saw my bike was gone. There were two other bikes in the basement: one bike sitting intact and another bike had its wheels taken off.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: