Recent Reports

2009ish Cinelli Best Of

Location

4500 N Whipple
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ritchey road bars wrapped in white, white Ritchey stem, sram rival group set, white performance saddle, black mavic aksium wheels with red lettering, a bunch of nicks and chips on the downtube

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?: 
Many years
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into the basement of my apartment complex and stole my bikes. They were unlocked. They took many things and might have needed a van. They also left a brown Fuji road bike behind that does not belong to anyone in the building.

RECOVERED: Mercier Kilo TT

Location

Target
4466 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike has black bullhorn handlebars, pink seat, pink wheels. There are also some cards in the spokes, that may or may not still be there. Spd 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?: 
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?: 
20-25 minutes
Incident Description: 
(On 10/29/2020, we were informed that the bike had been recovered.) I arrived to Target on Broadway at Sunnyside around 5:30 pm, went in and grabbed a few items and came out around 6:55 (according to the timestamp on my receipt). The bike was gone.

Trek Verve 1 Disc

Location

1369 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU185C5379R
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight

Specialized Allez

Location

3945 greenview ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike but in great shape. Has some slight scratches on the frame. Has an iPhone clip on the handlebars, a bag under the seat, a seat cushion, and front and back lights.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
The pole my bike was U-locked to doesn’t have a sign at the top of it. The thieves took a chair and stepped on the chair and pulled it up and over the pole. The chair was left behind. Entire bike was stolen.

1994 Dyno Air GT Purple Plasma

Location

1909 N Nordica
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
SY4I0225A
Color: 
Purple Plasma
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Clear Grips Worn paint under seat bar where U lock bracket was. Front and rear pegs. Gooseneck, redline seat

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?: 
17 years
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from garage VERY SIMILAR TO BIKE IN PICTURE. Different seat. Front pegs

Motobecane

Location

2450 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue and white with rigid road tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
48 Hours
Incident Description: 
While bike not locked, it was in our gated area. Gate impossible to climb over as it is tall and has spikes. Roommates bike beside it also unlocked but untouched.

Schwinn Sidewinder

Location

John Crerar Library
5730 S Ellis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
black with teal accents / lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new Tires were a little low Seat was adjusted fairly high (for 5'3" person) Had lights attached (white on handlebar, red on seat) Gears were a little off, can't shift past 2 on left side

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike outside Crerar Library on UChicago campus on bike rack - back row rack on far left side. Left until around 6:40pm. By then, bike was gone.

Trek 8.5 Dual Sport

Location

2555 N Clark Apartments
2555 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU110C1406J
Size: 
22.5"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Model year - 2015 Good condition - has a slight scuff on the back of the seat. Has 2555 N Clark bike room sticker.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was inside of the parking ramp at 2555 N Clark St, in a locked fenced in bike room enclosure.
Incident Description: 
Two masked individuals gained access to the locked bike room in the basement of the 2555 N Clark St parking ramp on 10/18/2020 and stole 4-5 high-value bikes. My bike had a Kryptonite cable that secured the front wheel to the bike rack. The cable was looped through the back wheel as well, and my Kryptonite U-lock was fed through both ends of the cable lock, making a complete locked system. I'm kicking myself because the U-lock did not secure the frame of the bike to the bike rack itself (I figured that wouldn't be needed because it was in a secure room). Neither the bike nor lock were present after it had been stolen.

Colnago Prestige CX

Location

home
1614 n Harding ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
46cm
Color: 
Bright red with white and green accents gray logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very nice, paint chip on non drive side top tube. has a stages power meter on nondriver side crank, zippering carbon bars fizzes stem colnago seat post dt Swiss wheels sram force drive train. has name sticker on seat stay "Huizenga"

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
made their way thru two locked doors no signs of forced entry cut lock.

Santa Cruz Blur

Location

HOME
1614 N Harding ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
ps1804p-12500sc
Size: 
small
Color: 
black with white logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very nice! wheels sram axs drive strain oil slick cassette and chain quarq power meter, Santa Cruz reserve rims, xtr pedals, ritchy stem bars and seat post. has a name sticker "huizenga"

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
made their way thru two locked doors no signs of forced entry cut lock.

Specialized Vita

Location

514 West Deming Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women M
Color: 
Black & Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good condition - only distinguishing feature is the tires are different brands.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 12 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to rack in apartment courtyard area on the evening of 10/21 around 8pm and returned next morning around 7am on 10/22 and bike along with lock was missing, presumed to be stolen.

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

2930 N. Washtenaw Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M11044588
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Connex Chain (gold colored), Rear rack, Black Hammered Fenders, Sella Anatomica Saddle (rubber top), Avid Brakes, Shimano Dual-Platform Pedals. Bike was a year-round commuter and while maintained, shows plenty of wear from being ridden. Attached photo is a few years old so some parts have changed.

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?: 
last ridden the prior evening
Incident Description: 
Detached garage in the rear of house has forced entry through deadbolted door. This bike was not locked in the garage.

Motobecane Super Mirage SL

Location

3611 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Dark Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Was brand new, had fresh gatorskin tires on it and a connector for a 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

Raleigh

Location

343 W Old Town Court
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, like-new. Has lights and pouch attached and water bottle holder. Red handles.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
Oct 15th around 5pm the garage door to the apartment garage was left open and someone walked in and stole the bike. Unsure how they broke the U-lock.

Raleigh Grand Prix

Location

1944 N. Spaulding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red with black details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage Raleigh Grand Prix. Red with black details, black tape on handlebars, and black front tire fork. Had for many years, so it appears fairly used.

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?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
Around 3 or 4 pm on Monday, October 19, 2020, I put my bike in my building’s basement as usual. To get to the basement, you have to go through a locked gate and then through the locked basement door. Presumably only residents of the building have a key to the gate and basement door. Other residents store their bikes in the basement, as well. The next day, at 4 pm, I went to the basement to get my bike to ride it to work. As I approached the gate, I noticed in the alley that a white van was parked. There appeared to be maintenance men doing something near our building. When I went into the basement, I saw my bike was gone. There were two other bikes in the basement: one bike sitting intact and another bike had its wheels taken off.

2014 Specialized sirrus elite disc

Location

FFC building
939 W North Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Xl
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in great condition. Had racing horns, abus security wheel locks, bontrager rear light, no water bottle, abus bike lock with case on frame. Hydronic disc brakes.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours

Giant Roam

Location

Simpson Querrey Institute- Northwestern
303 East Superior Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C12C6740
Size: 
29
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant Roam Bike Hybrid, 24 speed, has montrose permit sticker on it, XL frame, partially scratched

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?: 
6 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was just simply gone

Surly Crosscheck

Location

apartment
1551 N. St Louis Ave #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
m12060004
Size: 
xs/42cm
Color: 
teal/turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
multicolored handlebar tape panaracer tires

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
in locked storage area
Incident Description: 
bicycle was in a locked storage basement behind a heavy locked door.

Stony Point Nishiki

Location

835 W. Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
22" maybe
Color: 
white with purple accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver City Cruiser Handlebars, Silver bell. Gel-cushioned seat, Reflective rims on the tires. Black handlebar grips, front and back lights. Paint is a little chipped in places.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike in the enclosed garage of St Clements School in Lakeview Chicago. On this day someone left the gate open and my bike was stolen. I assume it was someone walking through the alley as I keep my bike nearer to that gate since it is usually closed, unfortunately on this day it wasn't.

RECOVERED: Marin NICASIO RC

Location

Lakeview Highrise
Clark & Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
101729631
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue frame, Fenders, White wall tires, Front Rack (attached to fork). The photo does not show the front rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 Years
Incident Description: 
On October 23rd we received : "Good news, yesterday I recovered my bike in coordination with the 19th Police District. It involved a sting where we met, after finding the bike for sale online." Original report: Two people were observed on camera breaking into highrise apt building's bike room by breaking door the night of Sat Oct 17th in Lakeview. The bike was locked with only a wire lock at the time.