Recent Reports

Giant LaFree Electric Bike

Location

205 / 225 N. Michigan Ave.
225 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, Giant LaFree Electric Bike, missing motor and seat

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?: 
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?: 
5 hours

Cannondale 1987 SR600

Location

923 W ALTGELD ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
21092487109
Size: 
Adult size
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is an old vintage blue cannondale with black cork tape on the handlebars and a white rack on top of the back wheel.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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 month
Incident Description: 
Garage door was found open on Thursday morning. Must've happened sometime Wednesday night

Schwinn Frontier GS

Location

Garage
3042 N. Kenneth Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
P6KD25357
Size: 
Frame 16" Wheel 26"
Color: 
Hot blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good condition for being purchased in 1997. Accessories were 2 fenders, a rack, basket on left side of rack, and mirror. Circular piece of plastic by back wheel was damaged and part of it was missing. Tires had anti-flat material in them and pedals were steel, not plastic.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was in garage. Garage door was locked and breached by thieves.Bike was not locked.

Firmstrong Urban Lady Single Speed

Location

3550 N RACINE AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Vanilla
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was somewhat rusted from being stored outside. May have a combination cable lock still locked to the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
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
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to my back porch, and the railing was taken apart to remove it.

46 Dew Charcoal 2015

Location

1116 N. Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
AJ40517947
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's got fenders and a rack. Rear light is broken but super glued. Breaks don't match, it's got a sticker that reads Tishman Spayer 0179

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage

all-city space horse

Location

77 West Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M17112870
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Maroon Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect. Rear red bike rack with sticker. One water 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?: 
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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked to a bike rack outside 77 W Wacker. Lock is gone along with bike.

2001/2002 bianchi brava

Location

my apartment
Kedzie and George
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52cm?
Color: 
navy with celeste lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good/great condition, celeste green bar tape, black saddle (women’s), worn tires.

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?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
bike was stolen off front porch sometime in the past week, didn’t see any suspects or evidence of exactly when.

Liv Brava

Location

2038 N. Spaulding Ave Apt GW
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GQ507651
Size: 
unknown
Color: 
Blue/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, with SPD pedals

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
several days
Incident Description: 
I was out of town when this happened; so I am not sure of incident date or time. The bike was not locked, but was within locked area in my back porch outside of alley. The bike was difficult to see from the alley as it was behind stairs. I did not see any evidence of forced entry or broken locks.

Viscount

Location

Spaulding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
641070
Size: 
For a 5'10" individual
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
contains both english and japanese parts. vintage.

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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Don't know exact time of theft. Could have occurred any time between November 22, 2018 at 8:00 until November 24, 2018, around 5pm, when we returned from Thanksgiving.

HYPER 26" Havoc Men's Mountain Bike, Black

Location

Apartment Building
4814 Elm St.
Skokie , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Did not read before it was stolen
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Grey/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively new, grey/black cable key lock that spins to open, not too dirty

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
About a few months or weeks, actually
Incident Description: 
Could've been stolen at any time (according to my friend, the last time he saw it was this morning. So, it was likely stolen from 9:00AM to 2:00 or 3:00PM) The bike was left at a fenced area outside-- behind my friend's apartment building at the time that it was stolen. Fence was black, spiked, and not locked very securely (you could reach your hand through the fence and unlock it from the inside) Image included is a stock image-- I don't have any pictures of my bike because I mistakenly thought that I would not need them.

Tommaso Sorrento

Location

CTA Station Jefferson Park
4963 N Milwaukee AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Y17I006155
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new less than a year old, water bottle holder, and reflectors on front and back.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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: 
Locked to bike rack at Jefferson park CTA station in the morning around 7AM came back from work at 5PM and bike was missing. My bike lock was taken with the bike, however there was another bike lock on the ground so there could have been multiple bikes stolen.

Schwinn super sport

Location

Garage
4702 N Troy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
has Cruiser style handlebars and a cup holder. rear 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day

Orbea MX 30 27

Location

Bike rack near Potbelly
150 South Wacker Drive
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
01160179691
Size: 
L
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
almost new, battery-less rear light

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
there's a recording of the guy, they don't see his face. It happen for less than a minute. Lock was cut

Kona Dr. Dew

Location

200 N Dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
f1606k0290
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has/had rack on rear tire, handles modified with bull horn tips, two water bottle carriers on frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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: 
Locked bike onto bike rack on north side of Lake Street at Dearborn (in front of 7-11). Locked it at approximately 6:30 p.m. Returned at approximately 8:00 p.m. Locked bike with a new zip tie style lock with a second cable through the front tire.. Thief was able to defeat by breaking it and leaving at scene.

Trek Crossrip 2

Location

Richard J. Daley Library
810 S Morgan St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU088C5460N
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fenders, Rack on back, two pairs of break levers, bright green patch on top of top tube with light scratch on it

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked on UIC campus, missing at the end of the day

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.