Recent Reports

Schwinn Frontier

Location

4338 N. Troy St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratched body from locking on posts, Burley trailer hitch installed on back wheel.

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?: 
Several hours
Incident Description: 
Longshot, but my red and black Schwinn Frontier mountain bike was stolen from my backyard today near Montrose and Troy. There are a group of guys that tend to mill about on Troy and Montrose, and I know buy drinks at both David's and Prestige. This was a total crime if convenience, as I think my back gate blew open, and the bike was right inside, visible to the street. Whoever took it left my helmet and lock (yes, it wasn't locked). So I tend to think they know me. The body is scratched up from locking it against sign posts, and the back wheel has a Burley trailer hitch installed. Thanks!

Fuji Roubaix

Location

3660 n Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Silver with red stripe black forks/tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light on back 2 mismatched tires back recently replaced. Seat is worn and freyed at the back.

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 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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Locked to bike rack with kryptonite cable which was cut through with bolt cutters

SCHWINN WOMEN'S 26 IN URBAN BICYCLE

Location

2818 S KEELEY ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26 IN WHEEL SIZE
Color: 
PINK and WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a very pretty bike with a basket in the front. I bought it from target many years ago.It looks like new. I can't find out this model now. There are little flowers paint on the bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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?: 
many days

Marin

Location

Nicholas Welker
Dickens and Drake ave Logan Square
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56 inch frame
Color: 
Navy blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly good condition, a few scratches on the frame due to my locking skills. BERN helmet sticker on the side of the frame from my helmet. No front reflector and grip tape was getting very worn

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Was out of town for the weekend. Bike was inside my apartment building foyer.

2018 Cannondale Optimo Claris

Location

The Roost
3474 N. Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FA94399
Size: 
58 inches
Color: 
Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is brand new, I've only had it for 3 months. Its pretty muich stock though, Bright green frame, Black road bike handlebars, Slim black seat with "Cannondale" in the same green written across it, Rear end was a little dirty but not terrible, Has a small black bell that comes with the bike that was hanging loose. Single water bottle holder on the front half.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24-36 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen from a basement storage room at my workplace, a block south of Wrigley Field on Clark. Someone went into the storage room, and then took it out the back by way of a staircase that leads into the alley.

1997 Specialized HardRock GX

Location

Norwegian American Hospital
1044 N Francisco Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
PQ653114
Size: 
17"
Color: 
Navy Satin (Dark Blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black plastic fenders with a M22 sticker on the back one. Topeak rear rack.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked at 6am, discovered stolen at 6pm, June 19th
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike up at a bike rack just East of the Emergency Room entrance of Norwegian American Hospital at 1044 N Francisco Ave. around 6:45am. I came out of work at 6pm to find it was stolen. The security office has footage of the guy taking my bike. Picture below is not my exact bike, but the same model and color frame.

Bianchi / Coaster Break / Single Speed / Road Bike

Location

3735 W Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Dark Blue Frame & Purple Rimmed Tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition, clean, light on the back wheel, purple rims, little dent on top left bike 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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Most likely, someone who lives in the building left the garage door open, someone came inside and stole it.

Trek Transport

Location

5501 S Everett Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU280C2368F
Size: 
20 inches
Color: 
Brown (*Matte Metallic Bronze*)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a Trek produced longtail cargo bike. It has front and rear fenders, front and rear racks, and pads on the rear rack so that a person can sit on the bike. There are two large green cargo pouches on the rear rack, and the rear rack has two folding load racks so that you can mount or hold things on the side of the bike. There is a wire basket wired to the front rack. There is also a larger dual legged kickstand on the bike (larger and sturdier than the original kickstand).There is also a mirror on the left side handlebar. (The attached picture was taken a while ago. The bike no longer has the child seat, and the picture does not show the pads on the rear of the bike or the wire basket attached to the front rack.)

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was kept in a common area bike room / laundry room. It appears someone gained entrance to the room and took a number of bikes.

Giant Cypress

Location

165 West Superior Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver, grey, black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Topeak explorer rear rack

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 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike locked to a bike rack outside an apartment building. I used a cable combination lock, locking it through the front wheel and frame. I also included my helmet and rear rack net through the cable. When I returned about two hours later my bike was gone.

Public M7 with internal gears

Location

2039 N Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Powder blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Suprcycle bell, front basket, slight bend in the back fender

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 minutes

Retrospec Mantra

Location

Apartment Building
6019 S. SAINT LAWRENCE AVE.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is less than two years old, good condition (maintained regularly) and has a bright yellow water bottle holder.

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?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
Three bikes were stolen from a back storage area in a locked residential building. The bikes were stolen some time between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

Cannondale F7

Location

5128 S Kimbark Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Black tires and handlebars, black metal bike rack on the back (gray milk crate on the back probably removed), gray tennis grips on handles, portable bike pump attached on the side.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Incident occurred sometime between Friday, June 14 afternoon and Monday, June 18 at 11 am in the common room lobby of the apartment at 5128 S Kimbark Ave (managed by Kass Management. Outside gate and building are both locked. The bike was locked to the common space bike rack with a cable attached to a U-lock. The cable was cut and I found it this morning. The bike is royal blue mountain bike with the word "CANNONDALE" and "F7" written down the side of the frame. Thick black tires, black seat, and straight handlebars, with grey tennis tape wrapped around the grips of the handlebars. The back of the bike has a solid metal black bike rack attached upon which a grey milk crate was attached with zip ties (possibly removed by thief). There was also a small handheld tire pump clipped to the side of the frame. I bought the bike used two years ago but it is in excellent condition.

Specialized Langster

Location

iO Theater
1501 N Kingsbury
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
WUD80905380D
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Taxicab yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. No real damage. Some road tar. NYC etition Langster.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Behind locked doors inside the office of a theater.
Incident Description: 
The theater was robbed of computers, cash, electronics and this bicycle.

MASI UNO DROP TRACK BIKE

Location

821 N WINCHESTER AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
09WGM00068
Size: 
49 - 50
Color: 
ROYAL BLUE WITH YELLOW HANDLEBARS
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
CLOSE TO NEW, MILD MUD STAINS, WATER BOTTLE RACK (BLACK)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
EVERY DAY
Incident Description: 
It's hard to say exactly how this happened - I've been out of town for a week, and today upon getting home I went to the garage to find the bike gone. Our garage doesn't show signs of being broken into, we've never had issues in the past. But it's gone.

2009 Bianchi San Jose

Location

Argyle and Francisco
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
EXCELLENT Condition w/ very little use. The bike has a Brown San Marco saddle and the drop bars were replaced with a flat-bar/riser. Nashbar brake levers and Nashbar lock-on grips. New heavy steel Bell brand front basket/crate. Silver dome bell on the bars. Has black rear rack mounted as well.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Our building was broken into and bikes were stolen from our basement. This Bianchi as well as my Kona Jake the Snake (silver Alu. fram w/ Black steel fork, MAVIC Aksium Race wheels w/ cross tires.

2001 Kona Jake the Snake

Location

Residence
Argyle adn Farncisco
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Silver /w black for
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has Mavic Aksium Race black straight-bladed wheels, ControlTech Drop bars w/ black leather grip, Shimano SORA (?) shifters.. The Front derailed is REMOVED but both front chainrings are still on.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Our Building was broken into and multiple bikes were stolen including this Kona and my Bianchi San Jose (dark green)

Cervelo S3

Location

Marianos
2112 N Ashland Ave,
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
56
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Cervelo with two black water bottle cages and Envie wheels.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10-15 minutes
Incident Description: 
I was in my car with my bike on the rack, parked in the Marianos parking lot and someone came up and grabbed it and rode away

Trek 7200

Location

Angela Abercrombie
838 W 34th St #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver / dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, after-market seat, aluminum rear rack with stickers including “Murder by Death,” Bulleit Bourbon, and “I voted NYC”

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
5 min

Fuji Supreme

Location

Woodlawn
S. Ellis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53 CM
Color: 
Platinum and maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, townie/porteur bars with bright burgundy bar tape, inverse brake levers, and a silver crane bell. Salmon brake pads, and a very unique red Richmond, Virginia bicycle license sticker on the bottom of the seat tube. There are several spoke cards in the wheels.

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 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?: 
1-2 days
Incident Description: 
Moved in and left bike locked to wooden bannister in back of building. Came back next day to the bike gone, and the wooden rail removed at the top, which allows the bike and lock to be lifted and removed.

Trek 7.2 FX 2008

Location

Bucktown
2139 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WT4022C2029B
Size: 
17.5 Medium frame
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike unlocked in closed/locked garage
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from garage.