Recent Reports

Retrospec

Location

Edgewater Beach
1040 West Catalpa Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 years old. Black, some scratches. Light green metal basket on the back rack. Disco light on the handelbars

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was in the back courtyard hidden bike rack of a SECURE building. Only residents have keys to this area, and the bikes are out of sight.

SOMA ES

Location

4628 North Lowell Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 31, 2022 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
TSFEAW0071
Size: 
60CM
Color: 
Light Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light brown steel frame road bike in good condition. Velocity rims, conti tires, SRAM, brooks leather saddle. Fenders and back rack

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?: 
We've lived here for 1+ years, bike has been stored in the garage when not in use during that time.
Incident Description: 
Found evidence of forced entry next morning, via side swing door. No other bikes/items taken.

Breezer I don't know bikes well enough

Location

4227 N Paulina St
4227 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is in very good condition! Its a womens white bike. It has a pink water bottle holder, a purple "breezer sticker, front rack, back rack, a bell with a taco on it, simple kick stand

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
3 bikes sit at the bottom on our stairwell that is in a gangway btwn 6 apts. The stairwell is locked, and you can't jump the fence to get in bc the gate goes all the way up. I came home at 1am this morning and my bike was there, and at 1230p today it was gone. The other two are there

Gravity Liberty

Location

Home address
1711 W. Roscoe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 31, 2022 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, no distinguishing features

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?: 
2.5 years
Incident Description: 
Stolen from enclosed garage space at home property. Have video footage of thief wheeling 2 bikes from back yard off the property.

Specialized Road Bike

Location

Home address
1711 W. Roscoe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 31, 2022 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new bike, no distinguishing features

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?: 
2.5 years
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from enclosed garage in enclosed yard. Likely jumped a fence to access garage door. Have video footage of thief leaving property with 2 bikes from garage.

Pegasus Premio Sport

Location

3914
North Claremont
Chicago 60618 , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
AAB1058248
Size: 
28in
Color: 
White and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Real good

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
All the time
Incident Description: 
Stolen from locked back yard while I was putting dog inside.

Trek

Location

3016 N TROY ST
Chicago, IL , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU077CS1039G
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, no distinguishing features

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?: 
Not Locked
Incident Description: 
Someone came into my back yard and stole my bike.

2022 Black Cannondale Caad Optimo 3

Location

Single family home
Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FC15014
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gently used

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?: 
one year
Incident Description: 
Burglar entered garage and stole two bikes

2020 Red Specialized Allez

Location

Single family home
Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBSC606006479P
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gently used

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: 
Burglar entered garage and stole two bicycles

Raleigh

Location

2700 W. Giddings
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
adult
Color: 
orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
milk crate on a rack behind seat

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?: 
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?: 
one day
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen from our locked garage between Wednesday evening and Friday morning when I was leaving to bike to work.

Diamondback Ascent

Location

5411-5421
S Ellis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
adult medium
Color: 
white & blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has neon blue luggage rack, black fenders, and straight handles. 90's racing bike used as daily commuter, with mountain bike tires. Black cupholder mounted to frame. may have two locks wrapped around frame. Front brake may chirp every few rotations of wheels. Rusty springs, gears, but clean spokes.

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?: 
Gated courtyard at apartment complex. Was locked there two nights and one day.
Incident Description: 
Unknown when stolen exactly, came out and bike was gone

Specialized Sirrus 1.0 XL

Location

My Condo
5643 N Kenmore Ave, Unit G
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC0113519345
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New, Kriptonite lock mechanism on the middle. Two rubber light holders, one on the handlebars one beneath the seat. A phone holder on the left handlebar.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day

Evo Hybrid

Location

Home
531 W Deming Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GE21054543
Size: 
L
Color: 
Gray/Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a rear bike rack and milk crate attached but likely removed by theives

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
When I'm not riding
Incident Description: 
Copied from email sent out by landlord - Around 4:15am on Sunday, October 23rd, two men entered the building using a postal key which is a universal key used by mail carriers to buzz open building entry doors. It is now widely known that these keys are in the hands of thieves however the post office continues to use them as it is their only way to access buildings and deliver mail. I'm sorry to report that the two men who used the postal key to open the entry doors stole five bikes and several packages on Saturday morning.

2017 Diamondback Century Sport

Location

Home
531 W Deming Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U171K07253
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a few stickers from the manufacturer still on it, could have been removed by thieves.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
When I'm not riding
Incident Description: 
Copied from email sent out by landlord - Around 4:15am on Sunday, October 23rd, two men entered the building using a postal key which is a universal key used by mail carriers to buzz open building entry doors. It is now widely known that these keys are in the hands of thieves however the post office continues to use them as it is their only way to access buildings and deliver mail. I'm sorry to report that the two men who used the postal key to open the entry doors stole five bikes and several packages on Saturday morning.

Trek Purple Step through

Location

1437 w ohio street
1437 w ohio street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
Medium, picture attached for reference my friend and I are about 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11respectively
Color: 
Pruple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright purple with a handbasket with of same color black rack over the back wheel

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
I forgot to lock my bike to the street sign outside my apartment in west town

Polygon Impression AX

Location

Anderson Point
5700 N Ashland ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Tandem
Serial No.: 
AIXP27IAXS17U1
Size: 
one size
Color: 
Grey with orange decal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is like new purchase in 2022. The bike currently has the follow customizations: - SR Suntour SP12-NCX suspended seat posts - Air Zound air horn (zip tied to the front bottle cage area) - random branded ergo handle bar grips - 2 frame bags from State Bicycle Company (olive/army green) - Wahoo GPS stem mount - blitzu rear blinky light

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3-4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up in secure bike room with keypad entry. The apartment building also has a keypad entry. It is possible that the person(s) entered by following someone in or found an open door around the apartment building. The bike room door seems easy to penetrate with a sliding shim. There are some leftover metal particles from either a grinder or saw.

Silver Soecialized Allez

Location

Lakeview Athletic Club
Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Normal road bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand is ‘Specialized’ White iron man sticker wrapped around stem of bike 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 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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Locked bike outside LVAC on Belmont & Broadway. Accidentally walked home when I finished my workout and when I went back to get it it was gone

Yuba mundo Lux

Location

Rogers park
1212 West North Shore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WE180011
Size: 
Cargo bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front bread basket, disc brakes, side monkey bars, and 2 soft spot seats. Showed a fair amount of wear and tear. Doesn't look new.

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?: 
4 days

Giant Roam 3

Location

Home Apartment
834 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K98037798
Size: 
Mens Small
Color: 
Black, with red details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty much new condition Sticker from bike shop by name of Lifestyle Cycles Attached a bike light to the back, under the seat. Also attached a string light to the hub area and it winds around the spokes so when you turn it on it's in the shape of a circle and spins when the bike wheel does.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A month, or two
Incident Description: 
Not sure when it was stolen, but within seven days of date

Fairdale Neckface Flyer

Location

3259 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
YBFL202089
Size: 
S/M
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Bright yellow bike. Looks like an oversized bmx/dirtjumper with 3 speeds. Frame itself has unique artwork on it including some text that reads, "see you at the bottom - neckface". One of 200 made. It says neckface all over the bike.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
not lonf