2009 Specialized Crosstrail Sport XL RECOVERED


150 N Riverside Plaza
150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in excellent shape. Athough an older model, the tires were recently replaced and the hyrdaulic fluid for brakes were refilled. The bike was equipped with Polar heart monitor triathlon components. The valves on the tires had blue flashing rubber skulls. The stem (back) of the seat had a white sticker with identfying number for my condo bike room as well as a foil maple leaf sticker in the front of the stem. The bike was special edition from a bike store in Canada called Sportinglife.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
KDC (masked post-recovery)
Contact Email: 
Masked post recovery
Contact Phone Number: 
Masked post recovery

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.

Incident Description

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 my bike in front of the office I work in on Riverside Plaza and it apparently stolen 1 hour later (caught on videotape)
Incident Description: 
I went to work in the afternoon at 150 N Riverside Plaza (across from the Boeing building). About 45 mins after I went up to the office, a white mal 5'9 height apparently went to my bike, took out a spray or other freezing agent from a black bag, and used a hammer to break the lock. He then put the broken lock in his bag and rode eastwards across the Randolph lock. Bike recovered by Downers Grove Police Department and returned to owner March 2021.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: