Recent Reports

Trek FX 2 Disc

Location

Metra Clybourn Station
1948 N Elston Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU070C0310N
Size: 
20" / L
Color: 
Matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle ~2 months old. Front and rear wheel guards/fenders. Light blue (teal) accent "TREK" lettering.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Duration of day (740am-6pm)
Incident Description: 
Bike was left locked at Metra Clybourn station for duration of day as part of daily/recurring commute routine downtown. Left bike at approx 740am, and bike was gone upon returning at approx 6pm.

Jamis Renegade Exploit

Location

Clark & Catalpa
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WM8500364
Size: 
48 cm
Color: 
grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
newsih - bought 4/2018. Disc brakes, black rack and fenders. red bar plugs. 105 components.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to bike rack on Catalpa right off of Clark at 10am. Returned after dentist appt at 1130 - was gone. other bikes were still there.

2017 Dahon

Location

Mintel
333 W Wacker Dr Suite
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Color: 
Black/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There's a black plastic basket on the back.

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?: 
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: 
Everything was gone, even the lock. It was stolen in front of my place of work, which is a newer building surrounded by cameras.

Canondale Caad 8

Location

Belden/Clark
429 Belden
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
black frame with a few red streaks
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aftermarket black bicycle seat, removable rear fender, rear and front headlight. The front headlight is upside down. Toolkit bag below bicycle seat. Seat post clamp instead of quick release seat post clamp. There should be a grey sticker on the frame with a number, but I cannot recall what number it was. The bike was in very good condition, only the seat, seat clamp, and derailleur were aftermarket.

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
The bicycle was locked underneath wooden stairs that go up 3 floors on the side of my building. These stairs are locked behind a 15 foot~ gate. The bicycle was mostly out of site. At the scene a white bucket was left outside of the large fence, and the person used it to climb over the fence, they cut the combination lock of the bicycle and walked out.

Supreme

Location

S campbell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Red tires, seat and pedal, gray frame with black tire covers
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was rusty all over, handlebars are always loose and slip, bell on left handlebar, black covering over wheels and on back tire on left, and lock holder on middle of frame

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside of an 8ft locked gate overnight, was there at 830pm and gone by 7am this morning. The gate to the locked area was open, and the lock was left unlocked.

Specialized Pitch 650B

Location

Residential yard
Kimbark Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SF15XCTDS27580
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Black with white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. WIth a lot of accessories: stand, rear and front bike light, cargo rack, basket and bottle rack

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
I arrived at the property for a party at about 6:30 pm, then left the bike unlocked inside the yard leaning on the fence (on the left hand side) with a U-lock locked to the frame (it doesn't do anything, the wheels can still move freely). I left the property at about 11pm and found my bike was missing. The bike is black with white letters, and equipped with a cargo rack, bike stand, bottle rack, basket and bike light(rear and front). The bike was bought 2 months ago (on August 31) and was in good condition at the time of incident. The yard has a gate which allows residents with keys to enter, but the fence is not high so in principle unauthorized people can still pass over it with some efforts. There is also a camera attached to the wall right above the fence. It should probably have recorded everything during that period, but it is unclear if that camera is for private or public.

Dahon Men's Folding bike D7

Location

Hyde Park
Greenwood Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Size: 
Folding bike 20" wheels
Color: 
matte black with 2 gray stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has a basket zip-tied to the bike rack on the back side of the bike. Is a small folding bike, purchased in China in 2008, but is still in good condition. There is a small red flashing light for night-riding attached to the underside of the seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked up the bike at around 6 PM, left my apartment and returned around 10:30 PM and the bike was still locked to the lightpost in my apartment complex (slightly shielded from the main sidewalk, but only partly concealed). Because my U-lock doesn't fit around the lightpost and the frame of the bike, the frame was attached to the u lock and there was a cable looped around the lightpost attached to the u-lock. This morning when I left my apartment, the bike and the locks were gone, leading me to think that it was stolen during the night.

2007 Nirve Sunglower

Location

Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow/Pale Blue rims/Brown leather seat and handle bar grips. The bike was older and had rust spots. Had medium sized rust spot on front back fender. Leather on handle bar grips fraying.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to itself on my porch, in a fenced in back yard. Was stolen sometime between 11/15/2018-11/17/2018.

Trek FX 2

Location

CVS
205 Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU155C3275N
Size: 
S
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was almost brand new purchased only two months ago. There was an ABUS 6500 foldable lock that was also missing. The bike frame had the lock holder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was left near 205 N Michigan Ave/E Lake Street. There are bike racks near the CVS where there are signs that read tow zone, parking for consulate only. The bike was locked there.

Cannondale CAAD6

Location

415 N LaSalle
LaSalle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black, red, yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Wheelworks team bike, very 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?: 
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?: 
11 hours

Diamondback Insight STI-1 C

Location

Home
3721 W Grand Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
DAU13K00040
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Custom DIY paint job, aqua and yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed, custom DIY paint job (yellow fork, aqua frame with opposing colored stripes), green pedals, rack, 700x25 Schwalbe Marathon tires

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?: 
Interior porch, not visible from outside, lives there when not using
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from inside an interior porch, not visible from outside, protected by 8ft wrought iron fence with locked gate. Gate was locked at 8am but found open at 9am. The gate opens without a key from the inside.

Raleigh R300

Location

Greenview
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dark Green Road Bike - Tall

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?: 
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?: 
3 months

Aventon mataro

Location

Superwash Coin Laundry
3415 W Diversey Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55
Color: 
flat black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bullhorn handlebars, no stickers, matte black paint, smooth thin minimal lines, bontraeger front quick release wheel, left horn brakes, shamanic s300 Gxp cranks

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
it had an eye kept on it the whole time, except for under 30 seconds when visiting the adjacent business.
Incident Description: 
Was at laundrymat at Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee, bike was outside being watched the whole time, when clothes were in dryer, I stepped out to the dunkin donuts right next to the laundrymat and in those 30 or so seconds from walking from one place to the other, ordering, and paying, I felt something was not right & turned around and my bike was gone. according to dunkin donuts' survallience videos, a white van pulled up near my bike, a young male abut 5'8, white or hispanic, jumped out, and rode my bike away.

Surly Cross Check

Location

Central Park Avenue & Diversey Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M11090049
Size: 
42cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black bar tape, pretty new. Black Planet Bike fenders, front mud flap attached with some tape. Black rear Topeak rack w/some parts worn down to silver metal where the rack bag rubs. Surly logo on the frame worn off in parts where the lock goes. Locking skewers on both wheels. Shimano convertible pedals, silver and oval-shaped. Several years' daily riding worth of small wear and tear on the frame but overall in good condition. Oi black metal bike bell on the handlebars. PDW bottle holder.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was left on a secluded corner back porch, with locking skewers and the front wheel locked to the frame but not to anything else (I know, I know, laziness). I left it in place the night before and did not go to ride it until early evening the next day so the theft could have happened any time over night or during the day. Not much else is kept on the porch but nothing else was taken and there was no sign of attempted entry into the apartment.

Surly, Long Haul Trucker

Location

parked silver minivan
1635 w superior st, 3F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M13123609
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike is about 7 weeks old so has minimal wear/no marks. It was purchased through Comrade Cycles and had their sticker on it. (after my other bike lock was cut and my bike was stolen from outside my place of work while i was inside)

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
in a parked car as of midnight - upon going to get the car at noon, bike was gone
Incident Description: 
Bike was laid down in the back of our mini-van, car was parked out front of our apartment on W Superior St just west of Ashland. Car was parked at midnight (thursday night/friday morning) locked. Upon returning to the car at noon on friday, Nov 9th, the small rear window had been broken, and the bike was gone. There is an office building across the street that attracts lots of employees/people looking for parking/traffic starting at ~8am - I assume the incident occurred in the very early morning hours (1am-7am) - I'm including a stock photo of the exact model/colors.

Giant Revolt 3

Location

University of Illinois at Chicago
950 s Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
GH6G0307
Size: 
M
Color: 
Navy blue/ Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant gravel grinder - Dashed orange lines. very distinct.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hrs
Incident Description: 
UIC campus are between SEL buildings near Taylor and Halsted

Road master men

Location

31st St and State St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a seat cover and a weight stand in the back

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
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?: 
At campus area 31st and state Stuart Buildinv

Trek FX2

Location

Max Fabian
4739 N. Sawyer Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU111C3390L
Color: 
Black Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Condition recently tuned

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?: 
1 Hour
Incident Description: 
Garage door was either accidentally left open or they hopped the fence to get into my garage and pop the lock on the garage side door

Giant Fastroad Comax 1 2017

Location

231 S Lasalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. The bike has fenders that wrap around the back 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?: 
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from in front of 231 S Lasalle Bike rack on 11/1/2018.

Jamis Satellite

Location

N Glenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U12XU58016
Size: 
61"
Color: 
Light blue paint and white logos
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
One dent on the horizontal bar of the frame. 3 speeds on the left handle, the right handle middle speeds skip up and down as they are changed. There is a phone holder on the handle bar column. There is a Jamis plate on the front and a mud flap on the back. The seat looks well used. Kryptonite lock and holder attached to the seat column. Tires are worn down.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A day
Incident Description: 
Our apartment was broken into. Our bikes were stolen from inside the apartment, locks and all. Jamis Satellite and a red and black paramount.