Recent Reports

Fuji Finest 1.0

Location

561 W Briar
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black wrapped drop style handlebars. Had a white small silicon light on it, as well as a black round holder for a portable speaker. Top bar of frame is light gray, other parts are dark gray. Seat is black with a touch of silver on the nose. Tires are slim and black, rims are silver. Has a black slim fender on the back tire. Crankshaft and pedals are black.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to street sign.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
From 10pm until 8am
Incident Description: 
At some time between 10pm on 9/16/18 and 8:25am on 9/17, my bike was stolen from being locked up on the sidewalk outside 561 W Briar (corner of Briar and Broadway). If you're facing the street from that apartment, it was locked to the middle street pole (the order is street pole, street pole, orange metal bike stand). I had it locked with a U-Lock through both the front tire and the frame, so they didn't cut it, but what they did do is loosened the bolt that keeps the street pole upright and connected to the base of the street pole. After that, I'm assuming they slipped the pole up and either walked the bike away (would have been hard because there was a black u lock on the front tire to the frame, and a smaller silver u-lock on the back tire to the frame), or threw it in a car and continued down the one way street. I've parked my bike in this spot overnight for 8 months, so someone could have noticed that its usually there overnight. I have pictures of both the bike, and the street pole bolt that they took off. The bike itself is a road bike with black wrapped drop style handlebars, a dark gray frame with light gray on the top, slim black tires, gray rims, a black crankshaft, had a white silicone light on the handlebars, and a red coil lock locking the black seat to the frame.

Cannondale SuperX

Location

home/garage
1731 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
am85571
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
orange & Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
mint condition had Mavic carbon fiber wheels

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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
miscreant walked into garage left open by construction workers and stole bike.

Giant

Location

E 8th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Brown and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new - has a kryptonite lock holder

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?: 
1.5 days

Giant Boulder

Location

5430 S Cornell Ave, Apt 102
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
# C10BC102
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Seat is torn

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hrs
Incident Description: 
Removed from a rack in the science quad of UChicago, behind the chemistry building

Motorbecane Elite Trail

Location

Sunnyside Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
19
Color: 
Black with Red Rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Motobecane Elite Trail - 19 inch - Gloss black - Red rims It’s 5 months old and in near new condition apart from a noticeable deep scratch on the right brake handle where the paint is scratched off. It also has a single water bottle holder

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Every day
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen between September 2nd and September 15th when I was out of town. It was stolen out of a residential garage and was not locked inside the garage.

Bianchi Cortina Gent

Location

West Fairchild bike racks
1861 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK83193M
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand: Bianchi Model: Bianchi Cortina Gent Condition: used but in good condition

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 months
Incident Description: 
I left my bike unlocked overnight because the lock was broken. I was planning to receive a new lock the following day. When I woke up I found that the bike was stolen. I texted the city of Evasnton to report the case but I did not receive an answer

Trek Marlin 4

Location

Main St. Metra station
821 Chicago Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU063C4044M
Size: 
17.5"
Color: 
Matte silver and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent (6 months old)

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 a closed 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: 
Stolen from the bike racks in front of the Evanston Main St. Metra station

Specialized Rockhopper Sport 2017

Location

The Reserve
1930 Ridge Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29
Color: 
Black with red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sticker saying "Crazy Cat" and another sticker with a number (eighty something, can't remember)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Not really sure how it was stolen. I rode it on Thursday evening and I didn't check on it until today (Saturday) morning and it was gone.

Raleigh Alysa

Location

Ogilvie Transportation Center
500 W Madison Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver frame, black handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple drink holder mounted on handlebar, red mini spoke lights on both tires, had a kickstand.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
25 minutes total (check on it 15 minutes in, disappeared in the last 10)
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked on the side of Ogilvie Transportation Center (on Clinton Street just north of Madison), on a rack next to the Divvy bikes, and was taken within a ten minute period around 7pm. This bike means a lot to me. Please return or contact if you know anything about its whereabouts.

Mongoose

Location

Ancona School
48th and Dorchester
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Size: 
Kids bike
Color: 
Black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Three spoke tires front and back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One night
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen outside of Ancona school on 47th and Dorchester. The bike was locker with a kryptonite lock. The lock was cut and left.

Specialized Secteur

Location

Work
728 W Belden
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602038507J
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black cyan charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tile tracker under seat

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 street sign.

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from residential area off of street sign.

Specialized

Location

UIC College of Medicine East Tower
808 South Wood Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good but used condition. Edges of handle bars both well worn from bumping up against things. No kick stand. Water bottle holder being held on by a hair tie. Has holder for Abus folding bike lock. Front reflector loose and has sticker residue covering it.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up outside College of Medicine East Tower on UIC's West campus. Bike front tire was removed and left with lock at the scene.

Trek Neko

Location

Maggie Matamoros
5050 S Lake Shore Drive, Apt S2408
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU353C2158L
Size: 
18
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Beautiful new white trek neko 2018 bike with a black seat cushion and hamburger bell. Abus lock. Front and rear lights.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a month

Peugeot

Location

Back porch
1135 N Damen ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1970’s white Peugeot road bike, with a silver rack on back and a black U-lock mounted on its frame. Also has black tape around the handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

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?: 
All night
Incident Description: 
Bike was sitting on deck on the top (3rd) floor apartment. Last seen at 9 pm, was not there at 8 am. (Picture is of bike without rack, black handlebars, or mounted lock)

KHS urban soul

Location

Joshua Reyes
1644 Richmond St. , Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
20”
Color: 
Black with white ram handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Ram-style handle bars, black and white stickers (Korean tiger on front)

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?: 
No
Incident Description: 
Someone entered through our apartment window and stole 2 bikes among a few other things.

Black Specialized Crosstrail Hydro Disc

Location

river west
859 w erie st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
large
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Matte Black Frame w attached water bottle holder and removable pouch and lights. black kickstand

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?: 
two years
Incident Description: 
I have a small closed garage in a mid rise for only a few tenants and the garbage men left the garage door open and someone stole it between 930am-11am. The odd thing is that my parking spot is located at the top of the garage and around the corner. There were other bikes and expensive belongings down below that could have been taken much easier. Two of my bikes were stolen and there are no cameras

White Specialized Vita

Location

river west
859 w erie st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc602287654m
Size: 
medium
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White w silver letters saying Specialized. Bike was only a year old and in great condition. Had an attached black water bottle holder, removable pouch and lights.

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?: 
It has been there two years but I ride often so I see it everyday
Incident Description: 
I have a small closed garage in a mid rise for only a few tenants and the garbage men left the garage door open and someone stole it between 930am-11am. The odd thing is that my spot is located at the top of the garage and around the corner. There were other bikes and expensive belongings down below that could have been taken much easier. Two of my bikes were stolen and there are no cameras

Upland Giant

Location

Wellington CTA Station
945 W Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Blue With Silver Handles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's an older bike with a normal amount of wear and tear. It has a Group Fox Parking Sticker on the handle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
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?: 
Less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike at Wellington Station around 8:45 a.m. It was missing when I returned at 6 p.m.

Giant Seek 3

Location

Condo Building
1601 W Pearson St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition, branding plate is silver metallic, no kick stand

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?: 
Bike storage location, so anytime not being ridden
Incident Description: 
We have video footage from security cameras in our condo building. Bike was not locked as it was stored in the locked, attached garage that can only be accessed with a key or garage door opener. An individual in long sleeve white shirt, white hat and black pants approaches the residential entrance to the condo building at approximately 6AM at all times looking down and away from camera positions and covering their face buy pulling up the front of their shirt. The indiviual accesses the building via unknown means, but the door was not broken or damaged in any way so assuming they used a key they previously had or gained access via the lock box used for real estate agents. Once in the lobby again they continue looking down and away from cameras and proceed directly to the attached residential garage. Unfortunately there are no cameras in the garage, but they can be seen exiting from the rear of the garage on foot running (perhaps they set off a car alarm or were spooked by something else and ran off). Then approximately 5 minutes later they return and re-enter through the garage door that they exited, again based on video footage they appear to be using a key but can't say for certain. They're in the garage for about 1 minute and then leave the garage with the bike.

Specialized Tarmac (comp)

Location

Lakeview Whole Foods Market
3201 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
black w/ red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a 2011, but in great shape. No major damage. Just some significant scuffing on the drive side crank. The stem and seat are aftermarket. Vision aero-bars. Look pedals. One of the bottle cages is cracked.

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
At 3:19 PM I was coming down the escalator in the Whole Foods at Belmont and Ashland, and through the windows I saw a man lifting my bike in to the back of his white pickup truck. The truck drove north up Ashland, and I chased him on foot. I was wearing clip-in bike shoes and had a heavy backpack, which slowed me down, but I probably couldn't have caught him anyway. The white pickup truck seemed slightly older, I didn't get a good look, maybe 10 years old. The man had dark hair, dark facial hair, he was racial ambiguous, with light brown skin. The bike was locked to a large light pole. A cable lock went around the light pole and front wheel, and a u lock through the frame and rear wheel. It was only locked up for 30 mins. I called 911 to see if a patrol car in the area would keep a look out, but dispatch put me right through to non-emergency.