Recent Reports

Magna Red Excitor Mountain Bike

Location

1442 W Lexington St Apt 2R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Its Red color with some rust on chain and with Swiss Seat. Overall bike was in good condition. Its had two blue straps to the handle.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential 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?: 
Its was placed where we usually keep after biking. Its been there since past two months.
Incident Description: 
This is the second time Bike has been stolen from the same spot. Landlord called in the morning and informed me that bike is missing from the spot where I used to keep.

Trek Mountain Bike - Orange

Location

Basement of Apartment Complex
2622 North Avers Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has front suspension and a speedometer that is on the front handle bar. There are detachable front white blinking lights and detachable rear red blinking lights. The top tube of the frame right by the seat has a U-Lock holder that can snap in a U-Lock. It's a 21 speed bike.

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?: 
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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One year and a half

Felt Z5

Location

home
1353 Grand ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
lights, phone holder

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?: 
n/a
Incident Description: 
garage was left open

Mountain Bike, Jamis

Location

Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 E 57th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
adult, woman design
Color: 
Yellow, Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Anterior and Posterior wheel mud guard (black); rear red light; front light; front handle bars reflector; front handle bars bell

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?: 
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
From 0600-2000
Incident Description: 
I had locked my bike to the bike rack, but the lock wouldn't easily lock both the frame and the wheel. So, I just locked the wheel to the rack, which I've done a number of times. This time wasn't like other times. It was parked on E 57th St and S Drexel in front of the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery on the Univ of Chicago campus. I reported it to campus safety office.

Retrospec

Location

5137 S Drexel Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some dents in the white tire rims and dent in the center of the main frame. Light brown handlebars

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Unclear— potentially up to 12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen sometime between ~4PM 9/11 and 9AM 9/12

Kona 59 Dew Plus 2018 'seafoam'(teal,aqua)

Location

Home
1064 N Hermitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN18120618
Size: 
XL
Color: 
SEAFOAM/ TEAL/ AQUA
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
MINT

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 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?: 
2 DAYS
Incident Description: 
IT WAS THERE THEN IT WASNT IN A MATTER OF 1 OR 2 HOURS

Schwinn Le Tour

Location

Foster and Paulina
1647 Foster St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Gray/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red handlebar tape. Black front and rear fenders. Rear rack with pannier mount on the left side. Top tube paint is chipped away so that the Schwinn logo is no longer visible.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen out of our garage, probably overnight. It seems the garage door may have been mistakenly left open overnight, so it was an easy theft.

GT Agresdor

Location

Home
1353 w grand ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Men’s
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Normal wear & tear

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.

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?: 
24/7
Incident Description: 
Garage was left open & bikes were stolen

Fuji Sportif

Location

3125 W FULLERTON AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
mens large
Color: 
black with white lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
six years old, good condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
two years
Incident Description: 
Thief entered underground parking garage and took boke

Trek T1

Location

Tony's Market
3607 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black with bright markings
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Track frame set up as a single speed. Black Oury grips on riser black. Ritchey stem. Black Fyxation pedals and velcro straps. White Industries freewheel with red locking ring.

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?: 
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?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Stolen outside of a grocery store right by the main entrance along a bust stretch of Fullerton Ave. Security footage shows a guy that walked up and pulled out an angle grinder from his backpack. It took him at least two minutes to cut through the lock while 3 to 4 people passed right by him.

Nishiki

Location

3618
West George St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Color: 
Blue frame with white grip tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, but in good condition. White grip tape. Removable black fin over the back wheel. White break lines.

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?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
Went to grab my bike in the morning to head to work, and it was missing from my enclosed back porch. Someone came into our back stairwell and stole my bike from the back porch .

Linus Pronto 2018

Location

122 south bell avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
L8E0100913
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition blue Linus Pronto with front and back racks with Yepp Maxxi adaptor. Also attached to kids’ trailer.

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?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into car and got garage door opener. Once in garage rode off with bike and trailer.

Giant Defy

Location

Resident
Ellis Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Purple/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
two paint nicks on the top tube, gears click/grind, rubber iphone holder on handlebars.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a secure garage along with several other bikes. At 1pm the garage was closed and secure, by 1:45pm the garage door had been opened and just the single bike was missing.

Giant Defy

Location

Wicker Park
1214 N Marion Ct Apt A
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Not sure
Size: 
Medium or Large
Color: 
Silver, Black, and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older model, but doesn't look beat up or anything. Has a cup holder and lock holder attached underneath and a holder for phone/wallet/keys/etc on the top bar right next to the 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was in my garage, when I walked outside the garage was open and the bike was gone. I didn't have it locked since it was in my garage but somehow the door opened and someone must have seen it and taken off with it since it was unlocked.

Schwinn 10-speed, classic/vintage

Location

Chicago West Secretary of State Facility
5301 W Lexington St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Tan, hand painted
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was hand painted with either a brush or roller. It's a dumpster rescue, but it's still my bike. Also has a TOLEDO sticker on the front fender.

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?: 
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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
At the Chicago West SOS (DMV) I was locking my bike but became distracted by a phone call. I forgot my key in the lock and walked away. 30 minutes later the bike, lock, and keys were gone.

Retrospec Harper

Location

Edgewater/ Rogers Park
Sw. Corner of Granville and Winthrop
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small White sticker on handlebars that says "837 Reside"

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen on the SouthWest corner of Granville and Winthrop between 12 am and 6am on 9/10.

2018 KHS Flite 100

Location

Home Garage
2704 West Cortez Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Flat Blue / Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new / lots of aftermarket accessories / new seat/crank pedals

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?: 
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?: 
months

Specialized 2018 Women's Diverge E5

Location

Lurie Children's Hospital (across the street)
225 East Chicago
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602037776N
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old, racing handles. Has a removable light on the handle bars.

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?: 
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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike chained to bike rack (through frame and front wheel) outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art across from Lurie Children's Hospital main entrance. Locked there with a kryptonite chain lock at 0710 on 9/9, noticed it gone at 2:50 pm that same day. Lock and bike are gone, my old helmet was left. Hospital cameras reported to not have been working during that time and there was no visual.

Lemond

Location

Work
Damen & Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike was used but in good condition. I had blue handlebar tape on it and I had a black bike rack installed last month. It's a red bike with white and yellow stripes. I bought it from a friend last summer and it was one of the best bikes I've owned. It had some wear on the body and a black bicycle seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
five hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked at Damen and Armitage, infront of the liquor store on that corner. I work directly across the street. I must have not locked it up properly - I was in a rush because I was running late to my job so I don't remember exactly how I locked it - I knew that I could see it from my window at work so I wasn't too worried. Although, a car was blocking my view for a portion of the afternoon which is when it must have happened. I was taking the garbage out around 4 or 5 when I noticed it had been stolen. I thought I had the U-lock locking the bike body to the bike rack but the U-lock was attached to the bike rack and the cable was cut. I'm really bummed. I would pay to get it back, if someone needed it that badly I wish I could have just given them money instead of having my bike taken.

Specialized Sirrus

Location

Apartment
841 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920272813N
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new condition. Had rear rack and water bottle holder, "Specialized" written on the frame, a very noticeable reddish orange color

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 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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to fence of my residence on the interior side of the courtyard. Locked for a few days since I last rode it, came out to notice it was gone on 9/9 at around 10Am.