Recent Reports

Diamondback Women's Clarity 2 Hybrid Bike

Location

Oppositr Do-Rite Donuts
181 N Morgan street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey/Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Its a brand new bike.I have only taken it out thrice. It has a partially scratched white sticker on the top tube of the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hours

Specialized

Location

Opera House
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WSBC606052838H
Size: 
52#
Color: 
Lemon Yellow (currently covered with orange tape)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in a excellent condition. Under the orange tape it is a original paint - lemon yellow. Bike has lights on both sides.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5+ hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left at the front of the building during Thanksgiving. I visited the place at 9:00 am. When i came for my bike at 3:30pm it was taken away.

Trek 4100

Location

Avondale
2438 W Diversey Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red and then strip into black by the handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike lock was on bike so there is some wear on the middle of the frame from the rubbing lock. Chain is a light orange from the rust in the rain (was going to change the chain soon). Handle bar-rubber has some wear and some rubber pieces coming off. On the front of the handle bars is a light blue (well used) hand bag to put keys, phone, etc.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours since last seen (10 hours since last used)
Incident Description: 
I live in the basement and I put my bike under the stairwell under the first floor stairs. On Both sides of the stairwell their are cement blocks. The only way that you can see the bike is if you are standing directly in front of my basement door. I have been putting my bike under the stairwell since Spring of this year (2017)

Big Shot Kyoto

Location

N. Saint Louis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black pedals and cranks, track-style bullhorns, and 700x23c racing-style wheels and tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks

2016 Trek Lexa SL C

Location

720 N Larrabee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU325C1493K
Color: 
White with Black/Orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition.. normal wear and tear

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was locked in a secured private garage for several months
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into the secured garage at 720 N. Larrabee and stole a Trek Lexa SL C bike. The bike was locked to a bike rack located in a parking spot with 2 locks on it (a snake and kryptonite lock). The snake lock was cut and the kryptonite lock was only secured to the front wheel, so the robber unattached the front wheel in order to steal the bike. They then stole the front tire of another bike locked on the rack in order to ride/roll the bike out. Unfortunately I don’t have a good timeline for when this theft occurred. I haven’t been down to the garage in roughly a month, so it could have occurred anytime over that period. I noticed the theft on November 19, 2017.

Trek crossrip

Location

Golden apple restaurant
2971 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54’
Color: 
Silver with orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, has a spedometer computer on the handlebars, sticker on the inside post if from ‘tern of the wheel Bradley, IL’

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
N/A

Trek Crossrip.

Location

Armitage Baptist Church
2451 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU167C3141J
Size: 
54"
Color: 
Black w blue anodized hubs. Disc brakes. Michelin CX tires.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good. Blue anodized hubs. Disc brakes. Michelin CX tires. Red bar tape.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was in a locked stairway of a church building. However, it was visible through glass from the street. It's possible someone exited through the locked door & it did not secure behind them, leaving someone an opportunity to enter & take the bike.

Gray TT

Location

3209 n clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red/white/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a time trial bike with pink clip in pedals. The frame is red white and black and the handlebars are for a triathlon bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was in my apartment
Incident Description: 
Bike was in my apartment

Cannondale Quick 7 BBQ XL

Location

345 W Randolph St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MC55667
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Silver water bottle cage. Abus Bordo GRANIT X Plus 6500 lock holder mounted. Silver kickstand.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 Hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up before work. Arrived to the bike rack on the street with nothing attached and no lock remnants.

Diamondback Century

Location

150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U175K00908
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 months old, 2016 or 2017 model, Red accents on lower half of fork, Sora groupset, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, 28mm rims

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was left locked during the workday and stolen sometime between approximately 09:00 and 18:00. Bicycle locked to rack with Kryptonite New York Lock (one of the sturdier available U-locks) through the frame. Other bicycles of comparable value are left there. Rack is normally full during the workday. Location is well trafficked and well lit during the day, when the theft occurred. Lock was found still attached to the rack, and did not appear to be compromised. Because it is unlikely the thief picked the lock, removed the bicycle, and then relocked the lock onto the rack, suspected means of theft are either (1) user attached the lock to the rack but not to the bicycle, which enabled thief to simply walk away with bicycle or (2) the thief cut through the frame. Both seem strange. (1) is unlikely because use has been bicycle commuting every day for years and has not once failed to include the bicycle within the U-lock. Locking a bicycle is something one concentrates on while doing it, and it's hard to not apply the lock to the bike and not notice. (2) seems unlikely because locking the frame (vs the wheels only) is considered safe because sawing the frame would considerably diminish the value of the bicycle. In theory someone skilled may be able to TIG-weld the aluminum back together, though it would likely be apparent repair had been performed.

Fyxation Eastside Champion stripes

Location

3415 W Drummond Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
TRFM1501119
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Charcoal with stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old / has a new fork that does not have the original stripes that the rest of the bike has which says "Surly" vertically. Copper bell. black rear rack, bullhorn style handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Several weeks
Incident Description: 
My bike was missing when I went to take it out for a ride. I had just returned from getting married and a honeymoon, so the bike may have been missing for a few weeks without me noticing. It was in our laundry room with the lock in the frame. I think the perpetrator carried the entire bike out whole with the lock so that they can cut it somewhere else.

Fuji Silhouette 1.3

Location

843 W. Diversey Pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD025L0450K
Size: 
16
Color: 
Black w/ Pink Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Matte Black with pink trim, hydraulic breaks

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a metal railing inside the building...lock was cut with a power tool that required an outlet.

Specialized Crux E5

Location

Scott Fisher
843 W. Diversey Pkwy, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC601003020N
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black/White/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Barely used...Gloss Tarmac Black/Hyper/Metallic White

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a metal railing with a heavy duty lock...power tool was used to cut the lock.

SE Draft

Location

My apartment
4425 N Whipple St Apt 2a
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Can’t locate
Size: 
47”
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. About 4-5 years old.Minor rust on chain and brakes. Light mounts front and rear. New rear tire different from front tire.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Been locked securely on back porch for 3 years.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to back porch on second floor with u lock and cable. No damage to porch. I assume lock and cable were sawed through.

GT Grade CForce SM16

Location

Lyric Opera Building
20 N Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
AK151581
Size: 
54 or 56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Clip in pedals that still had space for shoes.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
I came outside after work. I work in the Lyric Opera building (20 n Wacker). My bike which was locked with an ABUS lock through the front wheel/frame and a cable connecting the back wheel/frame to the bike rack was gone. There was no sign of shavings/clippings. The bike and lock were gone. It was almost as if the thieves unbolted the rack in order to take the bike.

Jamis Commuter

Location

Ari
2314 w Superior st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, the "Jamis" sign on the body is pretty scratched up.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few days, on private porch on the top story of a gated yard
Incident Description: 
Bike was on top floor of apartment building on private porch with a fenced and locked gate around the building.

Trek 7.2 FX WSD

Location

1459 N. Bosworth Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU220C9523G
Size: 
13
Color: 
Silver/Gunmetal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
At the time of theft, bike had a small black bag below the seat, a silver water bottle holder and a small silver hand air pump strapped to the bar below the seat. Also had a Kryptonite U-Lock attached to frame and looped cable lock wrapped around handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
N/A - Bike always stored in basement. Last seen evening of 11/11/17
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from basement of apartment building sometime between the evening of 11/11/17 and 11/13/17.

Santa Cruz Chameleon

Location

Mariano’s
1800 W Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
N/a
Size: 
Large size frame
Color: 
Slime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Avid Elixer disc brakes, Truvativ handlebar, Chris King Headset, single speed

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked up to the side of Mariano’s in front of parking garage entrance at 3:10. I worked out at LA Fitness and came out at 5pm to find it stolen with the u lock cut on the ground.

Liv Alight 2

Location

738 W Briar Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult, Female
Color: 
Deep Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, 2 locks- one black U lock on the back wheel and one coiled tan/white cable lock in the middle. Metal water bottle holder in the middle. Small black bell on front left handlebar.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I returned my bike to the building bike storage area on Tuesday 11/8 at about 11am, then when I went to ride to work on Thursday 11/10 at about 8am it was missing. Bike storage area is in the locked building, accessible by residents (or guests of residents) only.

Schwinn Tango Tandem

Location

925 W HURON ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Tandem
Serial No.: 
CM15F529579
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Wire rear dual basket. Retro style front and rear lights.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked with U-Lock and cable around tree.