Recent Reports

Specialized

Location

1020 W Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC011120145R
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Glossy Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, Single rear fender in silver/grey, Two attachable head/taillights

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight- around 7 hours
Incident Description: 
Left building for work after 5a. Found chain clipped at the scene, but no bike.gm

trek 7.3

Location

daman and grand
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition and was recently tuned up within the last two months

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
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?: 
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: 
I have a video of a culprit stealing three bikes in two nights. he broke into the front doors and went into the garage. he wheeled the bike out the front door.

2020 Salsa Timberjack 24” Sus

Location

Home
1433 N Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
H18501831
Size: 
24”
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was new. We had it for a month. The cover for the gear shifter was broken.

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?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
My son’s bike was parked in the hall or our building’s stairwell. A guy broke into our front door and took the bike. I heard some noise and came out just in time to see the guy speeding around the corner on the bike.

Trek Y3

Location

Wellington CTA Brown Line Station
Wellington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Inkwell Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek Y3 Full suspension mountain bike, inkwell blue, 26 inch wheels. With newly added kickstand and bottle carriage.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike at the Wellington Brown line station at the bike racks located across the street. I locked the bike frame and front wheel. The lock was cut through and left at the scene.

Basso

Location

Spaulding and palmer
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older frame. Paint starting to come off on first “S” on basso. Riser bars with friction shifters.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from basement sometime on July 4th.

MS186767 Merex 26”” Electric mountain bike

Location

6149 S Greenwood ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a black electric aluminum mountain bike, in great condition. Fortunately, the electric battery pack was kept indoors so it should be missing the large battery that is attached to the frame.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Last seen tied to my back porch last week. It was tied to the wooden poles. The back porch is connected to the gates parking lot for my apartment.

LeMond Alpe d'Huez

Location

826 W Newport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition - 2003 with orange accents. "Bikety" sticker with registration number 76 (or 78) on frame near seat. University of Virginia Police registration sticker on frame below handlebars.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One week
Incident Description: 
Bike was on back porch on second floor of building with dead-bolted, gated 7-8' fenced yard. Stolen sometime between 4PM on July 4th and 10:15AM on July 5th.

Women's Trek 3700 Mountain Bike in Metallic Silver and Purple

Location

Grace and Wayne
3765 N Wayne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
for a 5' woman
Color: 
metallic silver and purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike but in good condition no distinguishing features outside of being a mountain bike in the city and being purple.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
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?: 
Bike is always locked in this location but I hadn't used it/ moved it for 2 weeks.
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike locked in the front of my building but have been unable to exit out the front due to construction on stairs so unfortunately the bike was stolen some time between 6/22-7/3 before I noticed.

Trek 7100

Location

1936 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
slender and tall with thin wheels, for an adult woman
Color: 
grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
When stolen it had a side mirror add-on attached to the left handlebar with velcro. Has a cushioned seat with shocks on the seat post. Brakes were starting to peel a little bit.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
It was taken around 1936 N Clark St, Chicago, IL sometime between Noon and 8PM on July 4. I noticed it was missing around 8 PM.

Bianchi "franken-bike" -- remade bike jumble of Bianchi parts!

Location

940 W Belle Plaine Ave
W Belle Plaine Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium (I'm 5"4 and the frame fits)
Color: 
White + small mixed colors on parts
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I left it out to clean it-- a little dusty. White frame, front and back black plastic fenders, blue and orange cables. It's a jumble of parts.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8.5 hours
Incident Description: 
I left it out in my gated back yard, under the stairs, semi-concealed, so that the rain would get it wet so that I could be a good owner and wash it for the first time this year! :(

Salsa journeyman

Location

Mundano restaurant
1935 N Lincoln Park W
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium/large
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, had a phone holster on the right 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in Lincoln Park (1935 N Lincoln Park W) and locked to a bike rack through the frame and front wheel at 12pm while I was at work. At 10:30pm when I left work it was gone.

TREK

Location

North Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike. Cages on the shoes a pouch under the seat. Tear in the seat. Handlebar girls are falling off a little. Water bottle holder on bike.

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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked up across from Lululemon in North Avenue corner. Other bikes were there. Went to world market came back and it was gone

Giant Escape 2 - 2017

Location

Lincoln Square
2422 W Gunnison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CBBJ3225
Size: 
XL
Color: 
NAVY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent Condition - 2 Locks, 1 metal U lock and 1 braided combo lock. 1 rear back cargo rack w/ 3 bungee cords. 1 Large LED headlight.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
2 years

Specialized Crossroads Bike

Location

Back alley between Sheridan Rd and Clarendon Ave
928 W Leland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC711215335M
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black with Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Johnny Sprockets sticker on base and 2 front lights, one of them operated with a front-push button

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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?: 
Was not locked, tucked on side of alleyway.
Incident Description: 
Bike was missing after leaving my apartment around 1:00pm and coming back before 4:00pm. The back fence for the alleyway was locked, and my bike was tucked far into the alleyway. The only way to access the bike would be to jump over the tall fence and carry and push the bike over the fence, which is what appears to have happened. This leads over to a larger alleyway that is parallel to Leland Avenue in between Sheridan Rd and Clarendon Ave. The Green U-Lock was wrapped around the handle of the bike.

Raleigh

Location

East Village
1542 W Thomas St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Early 70s orange Raleigh bike with a bullhorn handlebar an old narrow Brooks saddle. This is a medium-size road bike that was converted to fixed gear. The handlebar wrap is light brown with a long tear on the left side as I had an accident a couple of weeks ago.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight -- left it around midnight, it was gone by morning

KHS Urban-X

Location

2448 N Monticello Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U18500220
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly brand new. Has a kids seat on the back rack. Full fenders.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
n/a
Incident Description: 
Person rode up on a Divvy bike, entered an open garage, stole the bike from a rack on the wall, and then rode off on the stolen bike, leaving the Divvy behind.

Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno

Location

Rogers park
W. Estes Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was new. Has disc brakes, 37c tires, WTB Silverado saddle. Samox R3 crankset. Drop bars with brake levers on the hoods and horizontal grip.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
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?: 
Front of building in residential 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: 
My bike was locked in my building’s basement. I had it locked to a handrail. At around 7:30am I went to go get my bike and it was missing.

2017 Kona Sutra

Location

MARK ZITO
2630 N Whipple Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1711C8064
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Dark purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition, tan Brooks saddle

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?: 
All the time.
Incident Description: 
Garage door was open for a few minutes, and the bike was removed.

Schwinn Crisscross

Location

Palmer Square
Albany Ave and Dickens
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Magenta
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old bike (1993 model) but new gear system. Has a working bikes sticker near the base of the frame.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few hours
Incident Description: 
Was in my fenced backyard in between trips, not locked. Was taken while I was inside my house.

Cannondale Quick 7

Location

4518 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YB88732
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Stingray Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike lives in laundry room, which is accessed via 2 locked doors/through a locked gate, but is used almost daily. Had a slow couple of days because of rain, and when I went down this morning to grab it, I found it missing. There are other bikes in the laundry room that were still there, but it was a new purchase (to replace my last stolen bike, lol) so it may have been the most appealing.