Recent Reports

Fyxation Matte Black pixel single speed

Location

Chase Bank
2639 N Milwaukee ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FXNEA902078
Size: 
46
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New!! Shortened handle bars

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10mins
Incident Description: 
Locked bike outside of chase bank at 2639 n Milwaukee, went in to get money. Came out and bike was gone.

Reid Transit WSD

Location

South Old Irving Park
4030 Cornelia Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
M, 42 cm
Color: 
blue/green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, bought in June. The seat has a brand new Zacro gel bike seat. Holder for flashlight on right side of handlebars.

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?: 
Two days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my garage on the night of 9/17. The bike itself was not locked to anything.

giant

Location

Kristen Boden
1637 w wolfram st
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Adelescent size
Color: 
Forest green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cooler on the front of handlebars.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
I keep my bike in my garage
Incident Description: 
Went to my garage Friday morning, the 20th and my garage door was opened and bike gone. My garage is detached and renters through a door and the garage door to the alley.

2017 SPECIALIZED AWOL

Location

Apartment
940 N Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
M
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2017 Specialized AWOL Olive Green RACEFACE Stem and Risers Wolftooth single chaining x Shimano Sora 9Speed Specialized Bottle Cage Brooks Imperial with Banjo Bro Saddle bag (No longer has handlbar bag in the pic) Shimano Hydraulic MTB Brake Levers

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days

Brompton M6R

Location

Breakthrough Familyplex
3219 W. Carroll Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
There is only one size
Color: 
Turquoise (Turkish green)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a 6 speed Brompton with a 3 speed shifter on the right and a plus/minus shifter on the left, a Brompton bell and a rear rack. There are several distinctive components that would help identify the bike. It is fitted with a Planet Bike 5021 Women's ARS Standard Anatomic Relief Saddle with Gel. It has a Kryptonite H-bar Transit U-lock carrier on the handlebars. It has a Cat Eye light bracket on the front but no light. (The picture shows a dynamo setup which is no longer on the bike). It has Ergon GP1 cork grips. Saddle picture link: https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-R-S-Standard-bike/dp/B0015RASS6 U-lock Holder link: https://www.amazon.com/Kryptonite-Transit-H-Bar-Carrier/dp/B0778P5WNC Handlebar grips: https://ergonbike.myshopify.com/products/gp1-biokork

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
This bike and my husband's bike (see separate report), which is the same brand but a different color (dark green) were locked together to a bike rack using a Kryptonite U-lock outside Breakthrough Familyplex at Carroll and Kedzie. According to the staff at Breakthrough there is CCTV footage but they will only release it to the Police. Unfortunately the business was closed and so it is possible someone ground the lock with a grinder without being seen.

Brompton M3R

Location

Breakthrough Familyplex
3200 W. Carroll Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
There is only one size
Color: 
British Racing Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a fairly standard Brompton with a 3 speed hub and a rear rack. The paintwork is pretty scratched up. It has a Kryptonite U-lock holder attached to the seat post just under the seat. It is fitted with distinctive pedals: MKS ALLWAYS Ezy Superiors. There is a front bracket for a lamp but no lamp attached. It has wiring for dynamo lights but the lights aren't set up. There is some blue tape around the wiring attaching it to the front lighting bracket.

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
This bike and my wife's bike (which I will file a separate report for), which is the same brand but a different color (turquoise) were locked together to a bike rack using a Kryptonite U-lock outside Breakthrough Familyplex at Carroll and Kedzie. According to the staff at Breakthrough there is CCTV footage but they will only release it to the Police. Unfortunately the business was closed and so it is possible someone ground the lock with a grinder without being seen.

Sands

Location

Rogers Park
6579 N Lakewood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue with red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in good shape, bought used but looks new. Bright blue handlebar tape and blue wheels

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in basement of apartment in Rogers Park at roughly 9pm Thurs 9/19 and was noticed missing with lock at 4:30 pm Friday 9/20

Surly Ogre

Location

Quesadilla la Reina del Sur
2235 N Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
m17064591
Size: 
L
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A brown Surly Ogre bike. Bright pink gear and brake cables. Moloko handlebars (hole in the middle) with black bar tape. Clipless pedals. Extraterrestrial tires very worn and a brand new XT cassette might help identify it too.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
~1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike, along with another, was locked to the bike rack in front of Quesadilla la reina del sur restaurant - 2235 N Western Ave. It was locked (poorly) with a U-lock and cable. U-lock was attached to my girlfriends bike, so that they were able to cut the cable and take my bike. The thief left a bike in my bike's place, I'd guess as a decoy. We were in the restaurant for maybe 1.5 hours at most, and it happened while we were eating. If the bike that was left is yours - get in touch. It's a Bianchi Avenue.

Sole Bike The Whaler V2

Location

Ukrainian Village/West Town
2207 W. Rice Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
Sole 060-55-V2
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
White Wheels, Beluga Blue Frame, Brown seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly new, wheels might be a bit dirty since they were white to begin with. Frame is very clean, there is a ulock holder attached on the top bar of the frame. Left brake wasn't attached correctly so it shouldn't work very effectively. The seat is brown, no front light but there is a back reflective light. left handlebar cover does come undone a little easy

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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: 
I leave the bike in our back walkway underneath the stairs every day, making sure the lock is attached correctly. We have a high door to the alleyway, so the individual must have climbed over the door to get into our back porch, then let himself/herself out once unlocking the u-lock.

Mongoose

Location

Bucktown
2306 W Belden Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Silver and Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike was silver with a blue mongoose logo and blue accents. It had an auxiliary headlight and taillight and front suspension. It had 3 pedal gears and 7 rear wheel gears.

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?: 
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?: 
I locked this bike in front of my building when I wasn't riding. Been living in Bucktown for 3 months.
Incident Description: 
Walked outside to see my bike missing. Last time seeing it was yesterday 9/19 in the morning.

Javelin racing bike

Location

1030 W. Byron St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It’s a deep blue with white writing on it that says JAVELIN, in all caps. I had an iPhone holder on the front handlebars and the black wrapping was coming off on the right handlebar. It also has a folded dollar bill sticking out of the front tire that I did as a quick repair.

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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
I either left it out in the back alley way behind the apartments on W Byron and N Sheffield or I left it at the dog park at challenger park. I’m assuming someone just got on it and left.

Zizzo Campo

Location

Whole Foods Market
3201 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
XD80408277
Size: 
20in
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Folding bike, high seat, cable lock goes through the bottom of seat

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
I put my bike in a bike cage at work and the cage itself was broken into and my bike was stolen. I went in at 230pm and saw my bike was gone at 8pm. My workplace has cameras facing the bike cage and they saw someone leaving with my bike around 530pm.

Diamond Back interval tg

Location

Aldi
6221 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
62
Color: 
Red with black marks
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
white handlebars, yellow "DiamondBack" lettering, Mavic wheels (OpenPro), surfas padded seat; air pump attached to frame along vertical tube

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?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike removed from bike rack in front of Aldi supermarket in Edgewater;

Similar to Magna Echo Ridge

Location

4604 N. Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Blue, spray-painted
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Spray-painted blue, altered handle bars with added natural color aluminum handle bar ends.

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: 
Garage door didn't close. Bike was vulnerable in plain sight unlocked.

Leader Heritage Edition Lo

Location

2709 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CHLOPROIE7015
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, velvet black bike seat, chrome fork, and bullhorn black handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Bike was locked in an enclosed courtyard in front of my apartment. It's been locked there for about a month and used about every other day.
Incident Description: 
The courtyard in my apartment building opens up to a private alley and my bike was hidden and locked in the enclosed courtyard. It was not visible to casual passerbys and there were also 3 other bikes locked in the same courtyard in the exact same manner. I can only imagine that the $900 value of the bike is why mine was the only one stolen. It was stolen sometime between 11:00pm on September 12th and 7:00am on September 13th.

Haro Flightline

Location

Wellington & Sheridan
2970 N Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Wirtz Realty permit sticker on front. New hand grips. 18 speed bike.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Theft occurred between 9/12/2019 and 9/15/2019

Trek Hybrid

Location

1734 N Artesian Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black/Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 year old bike, Kryptonite U-lock horizontally mounted on cross-bar, rubber trailer mount on rear 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day

Mercier Kilo TT Pro

Location

5600 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Dark Grey Mercier Kilo TT Pro with chrome trim. Upgraded with Vittoria Randonneur tires, MKS GR-9 Pedals, Zefal Mountain Bike Toe Clips.

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

2013 Schwinn Midmoor

Location

1112 N Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Gold / Champagne
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with wooden basket on front.

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?: 
Permanent Storage
Incident Description: 
Bikes were permanently stored in shared garage adjacent alley. Neighbor left for work at 6:00a with bikes still in garage. At 11:00a bikes were discovered missing and garage door was wide open.

2014 Fuji Absolute 2.3

Location

1112 N Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Color: 
Black / Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with Portland Design Works Bar-Ista Coffee Cup Holder installed on front handle bars.

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?: 
Permanent Storage
Incident Description: 
Bikes were permanently stored in shared garage adjacent alley. Neighbor left for work at 6:00a with bikes still in garage. At 11:00a bikes were discovered missing and garage door was wide open.