Recent Reports

TREK 4500

Location

The Penthouse at Grand Plaza
540 N State St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
18"
Color: 
Cobalt blue mixed/toned
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow seat (probably changed out), blue basket zip-tied to handlebars (probably removed), back wheel rack, green bottle holder inside frame, cheap target American-themed ringer, and very thick, red o-shaped lock that's locked at the front side of the frame (key was lost so I doubt thieves would be able to remove this without taking a hacksaw or power tool to it). I have a photo showing the o-shaped lock that is stuck on the frame.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About six hours overnight starting at 10pm
Incident Description: 
Cable was cut and bike was taken. I have a handful of photos of bike, location, and surrounding security cameras that may have captured the theft.

Specialized Globe Vienna 3

Location

735 W Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, pedals and bike seat had been replaced so they are different than what appears in the picture (the new pedals and seat are black and larger)

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up on a metal fence near the back entrance of my building. I have been leaving it there for a week and had taken it to a friends on Wednesday. I locked up the bike at 10:58pm (7/3) and returned to ride it today (7/5) at 1:25pm only to find it missing. Another broken U-bar lock that didn't belong to me was found where my bike had been and my lock was nowhere in the alleyway.

Trek Dual Sport 3 M/VOLT GRN

Location

Lincoln Park Chicago
N. Paulina St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU057C1944P
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Neon Green (Volt)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new (2019). Shimano Hydrolic Disc Brakes, Shimano Shift Triggers, Bontrager Tires.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 Hours
Incident Description: 
Between 9:30pm 7/4/2019 - 7:30 AM 7/4/2019 bike was stolen off bike rack on my vehicle (Black Buick Encore SUV) on N. Paulina St. It was locked with a U Lock through the front tire and frame plus a cable combination lock through front/back tires and rack.

Specialized Women's Sirrus - V-Brake Color: Mint/Acid

Location

Fullerton Red Line Station
943 w Fullerton Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC92D312802N
Size: 
Xs
Color: 
Mint/acid
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new - 2months owned

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?: 
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?: 
4hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked inside the Fullerton red line station, past the turnstiles. Left for the white sox game came back 4hrs later and the bike was gone. CTA Personnel said all I could do was call and file a police report.

Yuba Mundo Cargo Bike

Location

3268 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
ACA14D000167
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Yuba Mundo v4 Cargo bike with many accessories, Yepp Maxi infant bike seat attached at time of theft. Mismatched tires, missing cap on rear frame tube, loose handlebars, stoker bars, towing tray, infant seat mount, padded rear 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from garage overnight in the alley of 3250 block of W. Wabansia Ave.

Cannondale Quick 6

Location

2957 N Allen Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
LM45345
Size: 
small
Color: 
white and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike Rack and there was a milk crate bungee corded to it. Bike was 5 years old, but in good condition

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
The bike was in a locked back yard, but the bike itself was not locked up.

Schwinn dual sport hybrid gtx1

Location

935 Washington Blvd
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
S5230SCA
Size: 
700cc
Color: 
white and pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
missing the front wheel, because the thief removed my U-locked front wheel; U-lock bracket mounted on the right side of the seatpost/where you would hit it with your right knee while riding; red X-rubberband smartphone holder on the left side of the handlebars; white low-lumen light with 4 settings on the right side of the handlebars; simple rack with a spring-clamp on the rear; additional red Blackburn blinker light on the back of the rack; the original red rear reflector on the seatpost facing back, under the seat; no fenders; the deraileurs are a little messed up from the time I flipped over on it; may still be some twigs caught in the gears

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?: 
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?: 
1 week since I last rode it
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked by U-lock through the front wheel to the single-bar bike rack in the access-controlled downstairs laundry room of apartment building. Perpetrator left my helmet, extra straps (for the rack), and U-lock-and-still-locked front wheel at the bike rack.

2012 Trek Hybrid

Location

Clybourn metra
2001 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown Trek
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Grey Frame / Tan seat & handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
"like-new" noticeable by the tan ergonomic handle bar grips

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked w/ cable at clybourn metra stop. Stolen during working hours.

Diamondback hardtail mountain bike

Location

Presidential Towers
555 w Madison street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Diamondback hardtail
Size: 
5 4''
Color: 
Blue frame yellow rim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, 5 4'' diamondback hardtail mountain bike. Blue rack yellow rim. With a Patagonia sticker on the seat post.

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to the bike rack in front of presidential towers in West loop with a metal U Lock at around 10pm on 6/29. I realized the bike is missing with the lock on 6/30 around 7:20pm

2019 Kona Dew

Location

Freehand Chicago Hotel
19 E Ohio St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN19010441
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Dark Forrest Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, only a couple moths old. Has a Kindred Cycle Sticker on the down tube. Has 2 fenders and a back bike rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a ABUS Bordo Lite Folding Lock 6055 and a bike cable attached to a street sign and a friend's bike. The incident happened outside of Freehand Chicago Hotel, 19 E Ohio St near Ohio and Wabash intersection. Bike is on the left in the photo.

Trek 8.4 DS

Location

The Loop
211 West Wacker Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
15
Color: 
Black with white Trek lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new minimal dings, dirt under lower bar, dirt under fenders, kickstand broke off so half of nut is still where kickstand was. It was a bike computer sensor on front wheel. A blue suspension lockout switch. Disc brakes.

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?: 
8 - 9 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was outside of my office building in the afternoon (211 west wacker ave, chicago, il) . Security camera caught the guy walk up to the building observe the bike, wait until people left and walk up to the bike and cut the lock and steal it. Guy was hefty, mexican, polo, pants, and a messenger bag.

Fairdale Weekend Archer Surf Blue Large

Location

Cch professional building
1950 w polk
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
17RM06F538TO
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Bright blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old, good condition, wire baskets, bell

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Was stolen sometime between 6:45 am and 5:30 pm

Marin San Mellisimo

Location

Lane Tech High School
Western
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large frame
Color: 
Teal blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Orange lettering and striping.

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was in corral in front of Lane Tech HS. Was there to volunteer at school event. Helmet stolen too!

Hi-Ten Black 54

Location

NBC Tower
455 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
2200000014863
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new condition Hi-Ten White wolf head printed on the center bar Purchased from big city bikes

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike in front of NBC town on the corner near the City Front Cafe 7:50AM. When I got off work at 6:30PM my bike along with the lock was gone.

Diamandback Outlook

Location

N Sheffield
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
02G0016895
Size: 
26 Inch Wheels 20" Large Frame
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Normal looking black mountain bike with water bottle holder

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
I came back to my apartment after being out for 3 hours and the back gate was open. I walked up to my second floor porch where I had locked my bike and it was no longer there. It was previously locked to the porch metal railing and covered with a tarp. Lock was cut and left on the porch.

Sears "Free Spirit" VIntage 70s/80s model

Location

Taylor Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
medium
Color: 
Maroon with tan seats and handles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There are retractable metal baskets on the back and the words "Free Spirit" printed on the top tube and head tube.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
The bike was there he 26th in the afternoon but was gone the morning of the 27th.

17 teeth EVO

Location

Wicker Park
1041 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black, huge white EVO letters on 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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
It's where I store my bike, 1 day
Incident Description: 
I left my bike where I always leave it in the stairwell of my building next to my apartment. The door to the building was replaced this year with a newer glass door, one that would lock behind you. I woke up and noticed my bike missing and what appeared to be forced entry marks on the building entrance door.

Populo Fusion 2.0

Location

738 N Morgan St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, all black

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from in front of my apartment where at least 2 monitoring cameras where in view of the bike rack sometime between Jun 22 when I last saw the bike and Jun 24 when I noticed bike missing because I wanted to use it.

Leader 735

Location

711
State and Erie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kinda old with a supreme sticker

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
No

Suede 2 Liv Woman's Cruiser

Location

150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
C4CL8589
Color: 
Peach with Dark Blue Lettering and Grey Seat and Handles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very Good Condition, Only one year old. Handle bars had phone holder, hand tire pump and attachment with hooks for a basket. From handle and rear under seat had detachable, rechargeable blinking lights (white on front, red in back)

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
locked at 8am, noticed missing at 5:45pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in bike rack definitely through frame and front tire (might have missed the rack itself, but unlikely) at 8am in front of 150 N Riverside Plaza Building. At 5:45pm bike was noticed missing with nothing remaining (no lock).