Recent Reports

Schwinn Le Tour

Location

Jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright yellow 1974 Schwinn Le Tour, when stolen was completely covered in stickers, mainly from breweries and Insomnia Cookies where I used to work. It's got gumwall tires and yellow bar grip.

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Left my bike locked to the rack outside of union station, was gone when I came back later that evening.

Trek Navigator 300

Location

South Loop
Indiana
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Blue and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek from early 2000's. Good condition.

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?: 
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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was outside in small, high fenced area with locked gate. May have been lifted over fence.

IRO Mark V

Location

Lincoln Square
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
Unkown
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Navy Blue Frame - White Seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Shape, slight dent on top frame bar and electrical tape below single brake leaver. If still attached rare floating wood rear fender and black cork handles on short straight bars.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Wheels checked and inflated week and half prior, not checked since this point. This was the date bike was discovered missing, had been stored without incident for 2 years.

Cannondale

Location

Paradise Park
1913 w north ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is brand new. Has a metal basket in the front and black rack at the back for a baby seat.

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 street sign.

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I was at Paradise Park with coworkers and when I went to leave, my bike was gone.

State bicycle fix gear

Location

West Cortez st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
White / neon orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has custom brown leather seats and handles . Also has white tires with neon orange accents . Hard to miss . Also has a bottle opener on 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
There were two bikes locked up behind my house . Checked this morning to see both bikes and the lock missing . Hoping to find it please let me know ! It’s is bright white fix gear with brown seats and handle bars with neon orange accents . Tires are white as well

Trek FX 1 DISK

Location

Home
5438 South Ridgewood Court
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU068C1952P
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 months

Specialized Cirrus

Location

10 S Clinton St
10 S Clinton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
U-lock strapped on to the side

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 street sign.

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
New black and white specialized bike. Has a circular drink holder on handle bars.

Cannondale

Location

4025 N Sheridan Rd
4025 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
22 gears, offset fork that grips wheel on one side than two, flatbars 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?: 
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at 8:30pm May 10 and was missing by 9:00am May 11.

SPECIALIZED SIRRUS

Location

944 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Dark Blueish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The most distinctive piece on her is the brakes. They had to be modified at Kozy given an issue with rear hydraulics. So the rear break is manual and the handle is silver compared to the front hydraulics break and black handle. Additionally the gear dial doesn't work, it can change gears but the dial doesn't indicate which gear it's in. (Sorry to repost but was able to compress a picture to add to the report)

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?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
Since March
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in a locked bike room which should only be accessible by tenants. The front tire was locked to the frame using a U lock. Upon going to retrieve my bike to take her for a tune up I discovered she was taken along with the lock and accessories.

Specialized 2.0 or 3.0

Location

944 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Blueish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The most distinctive piece on her is the brakes. They had to be modified at Kozy given an issue with rear hydraulics. So the rear break is manual and the handle is silver compared to the front hydraulics break and black handle. Additionally the gear dial doesn't work, it can change gears but the dial doesn't indicate which gear it's in.

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?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
Last rode in March when weather was nice. Was locked in there since
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in a locked bike room which should only be accessible by tenants. The front tire was locked to the frame using a U lock. Upon going to retrieve my bike to take her for a tune up I discovered she was taken along with the lock and accessories.

Bianchi - model unknown, likely from the early 80’s

Location

Chicago & Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
~58
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition, a little dirty. Handlebar tape has perforations with flecks of color underneath. Both tires are newish and both have a slow leak. No model sticker. Drop handlebars, downtube shifters.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike had been stored in the storage room when not in use for 3 years. Storage room has a locked door that is only accessed from inside the building.
Incident Description: 
Sometime between Saturday night (5/7/2022) and Sunday morning, someone broke into the bike storage room in our 4-unit apartment building and stole my bike. Only entrance is through the front door, which automatically locks, and then through a locked storage room door. Someone came back the next night and stole two more bikes.

Cannondale Treadwell 3 Ltd

Location

2 N. LaSalle
Lasalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YF61868
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Highlighter (yellow & orange)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. It is a limited addition color that starts with yellow at the front of the bike and transitions to orange at the rear. There is a Kozy's bike shop sticker on the frame below the seat. There is a Topeak rack over the rear wheel.

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Locked at 9 am, missing when returned at 5 pm
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike to a bike rack just steps from the front door to my office building in the loop. Locked the bike around 8:55 with a u-lock through the rear wheel and frame, with a cable from the front wheel also locked to the u-lock. Bike was not there when I left after 5:00. There was no debris or other physical evidence that the lock was broken. All traces of the bike, lock, and cable were gone. The fact that this happened on a busy street, there was no mess, and that I recognized the other bikes I parked around in the morning makes me paranoid that I did not have the lock fully engaged when I walked away in the morning.

Trek FX1

Location

11 W Illinois St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, mismatching pedals where the toe cage was removed from one.

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?: 
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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a thick metal street light pole with a combination cable lock at 11 W Illinois St (my workplace). Assuming it was probably cut. My company does not have security cameras on the front of the property.

specialized dolce

Location

block 37, downtown
state and randolph
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is well worn but in decent condition, has lots of stickers on it as well as bright orange handlebar tape, two water bottles and a black rear rack.

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 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?: 
a couple hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked at the corner of state and randolph outside of block 37. I left it for a few hours and when I came back the bike was gone and the lock cut.

Specialized Roubaix

Location

East Lakeview
3550 N Lakeshore Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Minor scratches on finish. Black spokes and gatorskin tires. White bottle holder on vertical bar. U Lock bracket on horizontal bar. May have front and rear bike with small saddle bag attached to saddle stem.

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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Noticed bike missing in the morning from bike rack.

Vilano Shadow 2.0

Location

551 W Surf Street Unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53cm frame
Color: 
Gray and Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Moderate used condition, small grime build up from touring use. Had a soft cushion seat and small triangular bag under seat.

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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was on my back deck (~15') , inside a 12' locked fence area. Deck also has a locked door. Thief must have climbed up the fence and up onto the deck to get the bike. Was not easily visible from road.

700 c

Location

AMC Ford City
7601 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60652
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Long
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Flat tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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 hours
Incident Description: 
I was coming back from something and the bike was gone from its spot.

2021 Trek Marlin 5

Location

Outside Merchandise Mart
380 N. Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU190JC0047R
Size: 
2XL 29"
Color: 
Orange/Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, very few scratches

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack on a sidewalk next to the Merchandise Mart on Wells Street

Cannondale Trail 8 Size Medium

Location

North Shore Lofts
1225 W Morse Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Highlighter Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Barely a month old. Has black lucky cat water bottle holder, a cartoon dragon bell ringer, and a rear cargo deck with black saddle bags. There is a set of reflectors and lights.

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?: 
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?: 
one day
Incident Description: 
Bike was left locked to itself on the second floor of a residential garage. Perpetrators gained illegal access to the garage after scoping the building for a few days. They took the bike from its wall rack, rode around the garage looking for more to steal, and then left.

Surly Cross Check

Location

Logan Square
Spaulding Alley
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Grip tape was coming undone. Caged pedals with leather straps.

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?: 
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?: 
7 months
Incident Description: 
I am not sure exactly when the bike was stolen. The person-door of the garage was unlocked, so someone could have come in at any point to take the bike, which was locked to itself, but not to anything else.