Recent Reports

Giant Content SL2

Location

McGuane park
2901 S Poplar Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
#G3CU0365
Size: 
SLS 41
Color: 
Black,white,blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is only 1 year old, chain is a little rusty, left brake is a little bent. I do have a wheel lock on it and it has a U lock and a U lock holder unless the theft took it off. The color of the lock is orange and black.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was put near a tree in my view for about 1 hour.
Incident Description: 
I was at Mcguane Park in Bridgeport, playing basketball, bike leaned on a tree when two people ran over and took it. I did not react fast enough to take photos or chase after them.

Focus Mares AX

Location

141 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
5E100577
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Quite new, no stickers on wheels. Ortlieb rear seat attachment, Power Grips pedal straps

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike cable lock was cut and entire bike was stolen along with cable.

Klien Quantum Pro Roadbike

Location

1133 N Dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Metallic Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom metallic orange paint. It is a Klien and says so on the frame. All other features on the bike are black except for the pedals which are baby blue. It had a under the seat bag, tachometer and rear/front lights. Bike was in good working condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
I tucked the bike in the alley in a little cubby behind some garbage cans. I went around the block to move my car and by the time I got back to the spot i left my bike it was gone. It was in the alley just south of Schiller between Clark and Dearborn.

Electra Cruiser

Location

Roscoe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Mint / Seafoam Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bracket with two metal collapsible baskets in the backet. Pink hawaiian bell on front left handle bar. Onguard Bulldog Ulock with clip connected to bike fram below seat. Light rusting on frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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 hours or less
Incident Description: 
Bike was not locked to anything, but was inside a gated single home yard on Roscoe St, just west of Southporth Ave. Thief got through gate and took my bike between 10pm and midnight. (Picture is of my bike before baskets and back bracket was added).

GIANT

Location

Superior and orleans
Superior street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Red, white, gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Handlebars bent forward to allow a more hunched position. Shitty seat that sinks the longer you ride it without pulling it up more.

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?: 
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?: 
A few hours into my night shift. It had been at this location while I worked the prior week as well
Incident Description: 
Looked out my window and my bike was gone

Chill Bikes Single Speed Commuter Fixie Bike Alloy Frame

Location

Coopers Hawk Winery
950 Lake St.
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Matte Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright red frame with white tires.

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I was at Coopers Hawk Winery on Lake St. and I came out to find that my bike and lock were both stolen from the bike rack.

Specialized Tri Cross

Location

Ravenswood Metra Station
Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has a phone mount on stem

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 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 was locked to bike rack under the bridge at Ravenswood Metra Station at 800am on south side of Lawrence. Locked with an Abus folding lock that was cut straight through no problem. Looked like they even used a plasma torch or something judging by how smooth the cut is.

Trek Womens

Location

Equinox Gym
1750 Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Unique light robin egg blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Medium brown seat and handle bar tips. Royal blue water bottle holder on center bar. Royal blue phone holder on handlebar center. Titanium bike rack on back.

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 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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in center of bike rack between two other nice bikes with U locks.

Trek FX 2 Disk

Location

2500 W Pensacola Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU009C3575N
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Matte Black with Light Blue Trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new condition. Pinhead lock system on seat and both wheels. Small silver Trek crest at front below handlebars. Disk brakes.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Nearly every night for a few months, gone for most of the day. Average of 12 hours at a time.
Incident Description: 
I arrived home at 9:00pm on July 18th. I locked my bike using a Kryptonite U-Lock to a bike rack with two other bicycles attached to it. The bike also has a Pinhead brand locking system that secures the seat and both wheels with a lock only the owner has the key to. I went upstairs to my apartment, ate dinner, and went to bed around 11:30pm. I woke up at 7:45am on July 19th, and at 8:50am attempted to leave for work. I did not hear any commotion during the previous night or the following morning indicating a theft was taking place. However, when I inspected the bike rack, I found a broken piece of what I believe to be my bike lock lying on the ground where my bike was secured. It appears percussive force was used to break the lock at its base.

GMC Denali

Location

GT Prime
707 n Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No decals, green pedals, phone mount taped on, scratches on right side of body, gear shift close, brakes far

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 6 hrs
Incident Description: 
I work at GT Prime and lock my bike to the bike rack to the side of the building. I arrived and locked my bike around 4:50pm and walked out around 10:30 pm to find my bike gone. There was another bike with a u-lock and a scooter with a cable lock that were both there when I left the bike and when I returned.

Co-Op CTY 1.2

Location

Home
1337 W. Ancona Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
1215850004
Size: 
L
Color: 
Pirate Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Yellow water bottle cage. Yellow accents.

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 hour
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was left in a garage. The garage was open for a few minutes while cars were moved around. Garage was open and unattended for approximately 5 minutes at which point the bicycle was stolen.

88 canondale

Location

1035 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks a little worn down. Chunk missing out of the front of the saddle. Worn foam handle bar covers. Purple water bottle holder. Cargo hold over back tire. Miss matched tire brands. Fanny back attached to back of saddle.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Anywhere up to 35 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike at fence around 4 pm Monday July 16. Returned Jul 18 10:30 am and it was gone.

Schwinn 700c Men's Discover

Location

California Blue Line Station
2211 N California Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
38675 53961
Size: 
26 in
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost New condition. Still has stickers on it.

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?: 
4 Hours or less
Incident Description: 
Locked under California Blue Line station along with probably 70 other bikes. Locked it around 1:30 pm and it was gone by 5:30pm. Should have used U Lock.

Fuji 2009 Team RC

Location

330 N Clinton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
56 or 58
Color: 
Black, white and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Zipp 404 carbon wheels, SRAM Red mechanical groupset, Ritchey saddle

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?: 
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?: 
Several years
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into the locked front door of a 40 unit condo building and stole two bikes from the garage, including this one.

1970 Schwinn Suburban

Location

N. Milwaukee Ave & Maplewood
2086 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black with Gold Trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint condition Schwinn Suburban. Also had a back rack and folding side basket (both metal) Will have some red paint chips down the frame of the bike.

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?: 
20 minutes
Incident Description: 
Parked in front of Surestaff, Inc. and a gym called Crossfit Logan. It was 8:00pm and was locked to a city bike parking/lock area. We walked across the street to local carnival fundraiser for school. Came back 20 minutes later and the bike, helmet, and lock were gone.

Biria Step-through 7 speed

Location

Hyde Park residence
5600 S BLACKSTONE AVE, APT 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Wicker basket, back rack has rails for child seat mounting.

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 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?: 
One month
Incident Description: 
Bike is in a locked yard, out of easy view. Special bike frame, step through because I have mobility issues. Was locked with a strong lock, but to a wooden fence. Someone can in the night before 8:30 a.m. and broke the wooden fence, stole bike. There were two other bikes there, but they were not taken. I think it was targeted because it is a special kind of frame.

Specialized Elite Road Bike

Location

Bike room
4027 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Blue/light blue accents/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition/water bottle holder

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Road the bike on July 15, locked it back in the bike room at 1:15.
Incident Description: 
The bike lock was picked and stolen from our apartment storage room. The bike was secured with a 30lb chain w/unlock, it was chained to another bike. They picked the lock. We have pictures of the theives leaving with the bike.

Fuji Oval

Location

Kimball Brown Line
4800 N Kimball
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SZ131217
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty good condition. Had two back lights on the seat, 4 LED spokes on the tires (orange, blue, green, and red), and a speedometer on the handle bars. Also had a black and red helmet. Pretty sure that's the serial number, but not positive.

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?: 
Stolen from the Kimball Brown line bike rack
Incident Description: 
Cable lock was cut and left at the scene. Happened between 7:45 AM and 8:30 PM.

Marin Commuter Bike

Location

Home
2016 West Race Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26 Frame
Color: 
Grey/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New. With rack on the rear for a Topeak bag. Cork handle grips.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It's a private garage/residence
Incident Description: 
A Marin Commuter bike was stolen from my garage at 2016 West Race Ave. The thief entered by breaking the side garage door lock and exiting with the bike through the car garage door via the alley.

2017 Trek 1.1 C H2

Location

X Sport
230 W. North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU282C0948L
Size: 
54
Color: 
Mat Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new, no scratches or wear.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Piper's Alley X Sport, Had bike locked in parking garage bike rack. Was gone for an hour, lock was cut and bike gone.