Recent Reports

Mongoose Alert Mag Wheel

Location

John F Kennedy Highschool
56th and Narragansett
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Paint coming off by wheel and rusty seat

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from gate

Trek 420

Location

4903 n Paulina St, Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Zebra print handlebars. Black frame, bright neon "Trek 420" lettering, very distinct

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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
I had left my bike unlocked in the back of my building. In retrospect I clearly shouldn't have, but the building wasn't visible at all from the street, was very quiet, and was also behind a locked fence (although it wasn't hard for someone to jump a much shorter fence to get to the bike, which is probably what happened.) Someone would have had to have already known that a bike was left there unlocked for them to get it. My theory is that a high schooler took the bike -- another bike, a much smaller Trek, was left behind, with the name Leo Higgins engraved onto it. Pretty crushed about losing this bike, I've had it for more than four years and have ridden it everywhere.

Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc (2016)

Location

2144 N Hudson Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC60
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black/Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent, some scratches on the frame; had a green and white sticker for previous condo bike room Had a New-York lock

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?: 
1 week

Novara Carema

Location

6628 N. Newgard Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Women’s Adult
Color: 
Lighr blue and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Distinguishing feature: second setnof brakes was added to the top of 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was not locked
Incident Description: 
Bike was unlocked in garage off of residential alley, and garage was left open.

Trek Jazz Synthesis

Location

Evanston Place
1715 Chicago Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
J19009978
Size: 
17''
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was in good condition, not much fading.

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight

Raleigh Alysa 3

Location

417 W. Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
700C, women's medium sized bike
Color: 
White with some purple details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, River City sticker on the top tube, was stolen with headlamp, tailight, u-lock bracket, and accessories bag attached.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
The bike was being stored in my building's semi-secure bike room. The bike room itself had no lock but you needed access to the building to get to the bike room. My roommate borrowed my bike and didn't lock it upon returning it because she doesn't lock up her bike. My bike and I suspect others from the bike room were stolen.

Salsa Journeyman

Location

Floriole Bakery
1220 W Webster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Will give if found
Size: 
57
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rack on back, still in great condition

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
My workplace, so daily for hours at a time
Incident Description: 
Was locked to a tree at my place of work, Floriole Bakery at 1220 W Webster Ave in Lincoln Park. I locked it up at 10:30 am. When I returned at 6 pm, it was gone along with the lock. The bike was under video surveillance and I will soon have video of the event.

Felt Versa Speed 50

Location

Technology institute northwestern University
2145 Sheridan rd
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
8026450 fft7094538
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Neon Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In new condition, has a black topeak rear rack

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?: 
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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of technology institute building at Northwestern University and was last seen at 10:30 am Oct 22.

Northrock XC6

Location

CVS
intersection of Wabash and Monroe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is around ten years old but in good shape. It has disk brakes on both wheels and multiple speeds. I put lights on the handle bar (white) and on the back of the bike (red). I also put a bottle holder on it that's black with red details.

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?: 
30 seconds
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen from inside the CVS on Monroe and Wabash. I went in to buy some almonds and kept a close eye on it the whole time I was in there, except when I was checking out (took about 30 seconds). The bike was gone when I finished checking out.

Cannondale CAAD9

Location

466 W Deming Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Redshift areobars and seat post. SPD+ pedals. New grey bar tape with a scuff/tear on the 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike has been locked in an exterior storage room and used regularly for the last several years. Last time the bike was confirmed to be there was September 17th and it was discovered missing on October 20th.

Specialized Women's Sirrus

Location

Residence
1733 S Ruble St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White with black lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slight wear on handlebar grips and pedals. Has a kozy cyclery sticker. No fenders. Might still have Blackburn central 100 headlight and backlights attached?

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?: 
2 minutes
Incident Description: 
I arrived home and unlocked front gate, walked bike into enclosed front yard and leaned it against the wall. I stepped back up onto the sidewalk to pull some weeds for a minute. In the two minutes I was pulling weeds someone had entered in my back gate seen my bike, walked within 10 feet of me to steal it and walk back out the back gate. This same man (caught on our camera) is suspected in another burglary down the block.

Specialized Allez

Location

1336 w Ohio st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Bright green and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Flashy green and red road bike. Purchased a few months ago. Allez

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?: 
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?: 
48 hours

Trek Lexa SL C

Location

Solstice on the Park Apartment Garage
1616 E 56th St Unit 1301
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White handle tape Turquoise flowers on the frame Had an iphone holder on the handles Blinking light on the seat post Black toe clips Decal on the seat post from a bike shop in Michigan Schrader valve adapaters on the tire

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked on a communal bike rack inside of an enclosed parking garage adjacent to a high-rise apartment building. Bike was last parked 10-13-2018 and noticed stolen on 10-19-18. While the bike rack is hidden from view, the parking garage is unlocked and accessible to pedestrians.

Trek Bontrager

Location

Home
1848 N Hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium sized for 5’8 to 5’9 person
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a tag from Chicago triathlon on it #2775. Had a little bag in the back with a seat adjuster in it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Been there over a year
Incident Description: 
I found my bike missing from my back porch storage area. This area is usually locked but neighbors have not been locking it. Helmet and lock thrown on the floor. Not sure how long it’s been gone, possibly a week or more

Fuji S12

Location

Morningstar Offices
22 W Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fuji single speed white crank with 48t black chainring. S-12 written on top tube, 12 Speed written on chain stays. No FUJI logo on downtube.

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 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?: 
6hrs

Unknown

Location

2628 N Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Painted grey, no markings. One break on the right side handlebar. Honestly it was probably stolen previously and disguised, hence the no markings. Sounds like karma. Anyways, I bought it off FB marketplace four hours before it was stolen. It's a simple bike with no fixings. It was stolen off my front porch on Fairfield Ave in Logan Square. Not a busy street so it's likely someone in the area. I didn't have my bike lock back yet from my old bike which was kept a few streets away so I wasn't able to lock it yet. My boyfriend saw it when he left for work, and when I went down to take it to ride a half hour later is was gone. Attached photo is from the listing as I don't have any of my own photos. I would love to feel like I didn't just throw money in the trash so please let me know if you see it.

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?: 
4 hours

Trek Alpha Aluminum 1200

Location

Wheaton Train Station
402 W Front Street
Wheaton , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
46-48 cm
Color: 
Aluminum/Red/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a new real wheel and cassette; black Fizik bar tape and a fizik (I think) aggressive seat. There is a computer attachment on the handlebars but no computer attached. Road pedals. Sticker from an Austin, TX cycling shop on the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Just a couple hours during the work day
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked up on the south side of the Wheaton train station along with several other bikes at about 8 am. Between 8 and 5, the lock was clipped and left at the scene. I did not observe any other abandoned locks

Trek FX3

Location

300 E. Randolph St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU077C3007N
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. No damage/scratches. It has a silver water bottle cage on the frame. Flat handle bar.

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?: 
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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked using a cable lock. I put the lock through both tires, the frame, and the bike rack. The lock was missing from the scene. I checked on the bike at 3, and it was gone when I came back at 4:45. This was next to the BCBS building, at the bike rack at the east entrance to the lobby, which is next to Marianos.

Big Shot Bike Single Speed

Location

Barry Apartments
445 W Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60cm
Color: 
Orange Frame green wheels.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively okay. Definltely scratches on paint, there's a paint gash that is covered by black tape on the vertical post.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Came into the bike storage area to find the bike and lock missing.

2013 Specialized Sirrus

Location

Rear porch of apartment building
2148 N. Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602415580G
Size: 
M
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lime green color

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Up to 3 days
Incident Description: 
My bicycle was locked to the vertical spindles of the rear porch railing at 2148 N. Halsted with a Kryptonite U-lock and a cable lock. I was out of town between Friday morning 10/12/18 and Sunday evening 10/14/18. When I returned on Sunday the bike and the Kryptonite lock were gone. The cable lock was cut and the top of the railing was removed. My guess is that after the cable lock was cut the top railing was removed and the bike was lifted off the vertical spindles along with the Kryptonite U-lock and carried away.