Retrospec Beach Cruiser



6500 S Greenwood and Ellis
S Greenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle is a simple back breaks only one chain bike with broken grips on the handle bars and a bell, and with a big black basket on the back. It has a wide brown leather seat with a stained look to it, and the bike had pretty flat-ish tires, and is notorious for getting flat tires so it may not get too far. The frame is aqua and says retrospec in white.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kayleigh LaPre
Contact Email: 
Email hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to email the owner.
Contact Phone Number: 
Police Report No.: 

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It is every day when I am home
Incident Description: 
I store unlocked bike under the porch stairs in my locked fenced in yard. Around 3:30pm I saw an older black man in a long sleeve black shirt with a grey backpack riding my aqua retrospec bike in front of my house on s. Greenwood ave. I immediately recognized my bike because it is girly and has a distinct black basket- and I hollered after him "What the fuck, I can see you!" I did not see how he broke into the yard, but heard the gate clang as he left. I ran out and saw all of my belongings from the basket scattered in my yard. He turned left onto 65th st and turned south down the alleyway between Ellis and S Greenwood. I used a divvy to try and catch up and find my bike, thinking he would throw it because I saw him steal it, and also it is notorious for popped tires and riding down the alley would be risky with how flat the tires are right now. By the time I followed him, I lost him. A mail lady may have seen turn down 68th street. I uploaded a picture from when it was new. It no longer has a yellow basket or like-new shine. I am on a new set of handlebar grips which have ripped on the end and slide towards the center. Its a little rustier looking, and says retrospec in white on the base. It has a wide brown cruiser seat seat which has a water stain, and doesnt move up and down, which is why he looked a goddamn fool and caught my eye trying to ride it. Please help find it, I am a poor grad student!

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: