Recent Reports

Giant Escape

Location

714 W Waveland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
KAGK99306
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Bottle holder attached to the inside frame. Tall bike with a high saddle.

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?: 
Up to 1 week

Pure Fix Pro Series Coolidge 4130 50 cm

Location

Building/garage
Cleveland Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with original parts. Black, single speed, drop handlebars with new black tape and two brakes. I recently put a teal bell on the handlebars and water bottle holder on the frame but who knows if that's still on there. It had a Kryptonite U lock on the frame and front 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?: 
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?: 
Days, it's my shared garage with one other person
Incident Description: 
My building in Old Town was broken into and so the person had access to my garage. My bike was in the garage with a Kryptonite U lock on the front wheel and frame. They carried the whole thing out of my building's front door around 6:30 am on 10/19/22.

Giant

Location

Mildred & Oakdale Ave.
Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Small 27.5"
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has some rust on the handle bars and main frame. The back wheel was left behind when the bike was stolen, so the back wheel might look new/different.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
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?: 
one week
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked on a fence across from my apartment with a U-Lock overnight. The next morning, the frame and front wheel of the bike was stolen.

Schwinn Continental II

Location

Home
821 S. Western Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FQ564916
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Electric Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint Condition, Black & White Handlebar Wraps, Thick, Black Padded saddle, Black Break Lines, Black/Gum Tires, May have U-lock with rope lock wrapped around attached to the body frame, may have tool bag attached to the saddle

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
Someone threw a chunk of concrete through the foyer window of my condo and took my bike from an upstairs storage area.

Gazelle Ultimate C8

Location

600 W Chicago Ave
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GZ61712055
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Dark Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New low-step e-bike

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack with a heavy-duty chain + cable lock through front wheel + rear wheel cafe lock

2020 Marin Gestalt 1

Location

Washington/Wabash Station
12 N Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
062041030
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Silver and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used / good condition

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?: 
A few hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle stolen in front of TJ Maxx on state street. The theft was reported to TJ Maxx management up about 5:50 PM. Call the bicycle lock was cut, leaving another bike next to it behind.

Retrospec Harper

Location

Humbolt Park
2745 W Division St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Womens, Small, 43cm
Color: 
Blue/Navy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new! Phone holder on left handlebar. Beige handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One Day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to metal fence. Fence was cut completely and bike was likely slipped over fence poll. Back alley on property next to carpark.

Schwinn Women’s Trailway 700c /28” hybrid bike - blue

Location

4233 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28”
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, Chicago triathlon sticker on the front vertical frame. triathlon number 5265

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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
My roommate went out the back door to take the trash out and noticed that my bike wasn’t hanging up with the other bikes on our communal bike rack storage. There were some other bikes missing from the bike rack as well.

Linus Dutchi 3 speed

Location

My House
918 N. Winchester
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
L4E0100424
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Aqua/Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike is a very unusual very bright blue/aqua color. It really stands out! It has a leather comfy seat and leather hand grips. The bike was in great condition. It has a bell on the handlebars, a headlight in the front, a silver rack on the back, and a small rear taillight. I also had a rubber iphone holder on the front handlebars. Although that comes off very easily so I'm sure it is no longer on it. One of the tires is missing the cap where you inflate 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?: 
3 1/2 years
Incident Description: 
The bike was under my stairs when I have kept it forever. I live in a coach house so the bike was not visible. It was also under a black bike cover. Right next to it was my other very old mountain bike which was not locked but they didn't take that one (it's over 30 years old). I have a security camera but it conveniently stopped recording sometime around midnight and they resumed several hours later. Very strange that it went out in that window when my bike was stolen

ALLEZ E5 BLK/CSTBTLSHP/CARB 54

Location

735 W Junior Terrace
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC006001385S
Size: 
54
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: 
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?: 
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?: 
The bike was in the bike room of my apartment for two weeks.
Incident Description: 
The bike was somehow taken from the locked bike room of my apartment within the past two weeks.

Trek

Location

555 w Stratford pl apt 408
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black trek bike

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?: 
One week
Incident Description: 
8 year old black trek bike stolen from parking garage at 555 w Stratford pl

Kent Roadtech 700c

Location

Regenstein Library
1100 E 57th St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike with slightly malfunctioning brakes. Green frame. The bike is three years old. Light on the front and 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour, 30 min
Incident Description: 
The bike was left locked in front of the Regenstein Library on the University of Chicago campus. Left it at around 9:30, and it was missing at 10:55. The combination lock was not left at the scene, so it is likely that it was opened or taken.

specialized sirrus x 4.0

Location

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
710 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XXS
Color: 
Sky blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I bought it three months ago. It is new, it just a little scratches from the road and gravel. It has a sky blue frame and the handlebars are back. It has my own seat, not the original specialized seat.

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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was locked from 21:00PM - 08:30AM but it got stolen around 8:15AM. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital . 710 N Fairbanks Ave
Incident Description: 
I was finishing a night shift at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Downtown Chicago. My bike was parked at the bike rack on the intersection of Fairbanks and Superior. At 8:30 AM or around that time I was about to cross the street to get my bike, and I notice that it is missing, and that my kryptonite u lock is hanging by my kryptonite cable wire lock. I look up and I see a man, black, in a black hoodie, black cap/hoodie, riding away on my bike towards Michigan ave. I chased him until Michigan where he was able to cross and I was not fast enough and hit the red light. He kept going and I lost sight of him. I called the police and made a report and have footage of him stealing my bike.

Raleigh

Location

6506 N Bosworth Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 10, 2022 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
One broken pedal and a very rusty chain. Bike is a dark blue green with some red accent colors.

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 wooden pole, railing, 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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
The bike lock was cut and the bike was taken overnight from the fence in front of my building.

Specialized

Location

Anderson Point
5700 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Near perfect condition, with no modifications; had a black bell on left handlebar. Also stolen was a waist bag containing folding lock and ankle light, and a Specialized bike helmet. Also had a blue and yellow storage sticker on the front tube from a previous residence (Eddystone).

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Last used bike on Saturday, October 1st, and returned it to the bike room at about 5pm. Discovered it was missing on 10/9. Bike storage room has a combo lock on the door and is in the back stairwell in the north tower.

Giant TCX SLR2 2017

Location

Lakeview
1714 West Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unsure
Size: 
Unsure
Color: 
Black, silver, and lime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red and grey bottle holder on frame Blue phone holder on handle bar

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?: 
Unlocked bike in locked garage
Incident Description: 
Bike was most likely stolen from garage during this week (10/03-10/09). Bike was stolen along with roommates bike.

Golden Cycle Asphalt Fixie Bike - Asphalt/Chrome 48

Location

35th/Archer Orange Line
Archer Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
03052165
Size: 
48
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition. Has a front and back light

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from 35th/Archer Orange line train station

DeVinci HEX

Location

Peterson Wood Neighborhood
Sacramento and Hollywood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a water bottle holder.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
When heading out for morning commute, I popped the garage door open a couple of minutes before putting on shoes and leaving the house. Bike disappeared from garage during that time.

Giant

Location

Home
W Beach Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Neon Yellow/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 yellow/green Giant brand bikes. In really good condition, but needed new tires. Has a teal logo.

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 months
Incident Description: 
A man went into our back yard and broke into our garage (just west of Humboldt Park) and stole 2 neon yellow/green Giant brand bikes with a teal logo.

Kona Jake

Location

2136 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
h2dz08288
Size: 
59
Color: 
Black Orange Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Minor scratches. Blue handlebar tape. Jurassic Park sticker on frame. Rear rack. Comrades cycles sticker on Frame

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?: 
Day
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from garage. Not sure on how they gained access to garage. No forced entry