Recent Reports

Cannondale

Location

Buena Park
Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Road bike with clip pedals.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Daily. Locked along with 2 other bikes in parking space.
Incident Description: 
Arrived home from work and bikes were missing. Locks were found cut in parking space.

Specialized

Location

Buena Park
Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Teal markings and white barcode sticker underneath the seat.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Daily. Locked with 2 other bikes in parking space.

Trek 7.2 FX Disc

Location

The Chandler
450 E Waterside Drive Unit 2304
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU167C1721J
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek Bicycle 7.2

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?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Came home to not find bicycle in my condominium building garage.

Trek FX 3 Disc WSD

Location

Prentice Women's Hospital
250 E Superior Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 4, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Matte Black with Purple and Pink Details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, has purple metallic 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours

Felt Broam 30

Location

Macy's on State
66 East Randolph
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
F09DS0261
Size: 
51
Color: 
Midnight Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has major rust and scratches on the downtube because of u-lock. Pink and purple toe straps. Green bottle cage; purple bottle cage Rear rack is partially wrapped with [digital camo design] duct tape Right (rear) shifter working poorly

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Went inside Macys around 10:30am and locked bike to bike rack in front of Macy's. When I came out around 4pm the bike was gone as well as the U-lock.

Breezer Villager 3

Location

3706 W Roscoe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWBD133L0245O
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition. Purchased in 2018 and has probably only 300 miles on it. It has a black Blackburn TRX-2 Ultimate Commuter Rear Rack on it. Has silicone mounts for a headlight and taillight. Had a U-lock on it and a single bottle cage.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
Someone entered my house and took my bike. It is believed that when the door was closed it did not fully latch.

Giant Revolt Advanced 2

Location

Home
3031 N Hamilton Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
K7EZ03180
Size: 
M
Color: 
Atoll Blue and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition, garmin speed and cadence sensors, crank brothers 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stored there
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen out of a garage, door lock was bypassed, other tools were stolen as well

Trek FX Disc 2

Location

1901 N Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU135C2738R
Size: 
XXL
Color: 
Matte Dnister Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2020 model, moderate usage. Front handlebar had a white plastic bike light attached to it. A rear white plastic bike light was located beneath the seat. The kickstand was silver. The bike had one black metal water bottle holder mounted on the slanted part of the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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 months
Incident Description: 
Today, Saturday 2/5/22, my bike was stolen from our locked storage locker in our underground garage. This happened between 4:20pm and 8:20pm. The storage unit was locked with a Masterlock outdoor padlock. The bike itself was attached to the chain link side of our storage locker with bungee cords. We had just taken something else out of the locker at 4:15pm and locked it immediately afterwards. It appears that someone gained access to the locked garage, cut the lock on our storage unit (the lock was missing when we returned), and stole the bike. The storage is in the lower part of the garage in the northeast corner. There are dozens of bikes throughout the garage (some locked, some unlocked) that appear to be untouched. It is possible someone was watching us while we were at the locker and knew they could break in after we left. The bike was a $700 men's matte black Trek FX 2 Disc, size XXL. Attached is a picture.

Kona Sutra

Location

The Van der Rohe Apartments
2933 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Dark Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. "Kona" badge on head tube is very slightly off-center. Has orange studded platform pedals (unsure of brand); Topeak Explorer Disc Quick Track rear rack (no bag); Olive REI Junction top tube bag; Night Ize handlebar phone mount

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
About 1 month
Incident Description: 
Bike was in apartment building's bike room, which can only be accessed via building key fob. Bike was locked to itself through rear wheel, as racks in the bike room cannot be locked to. Bike was last used on 12/30/21; Due to weather I hadn't checked on the bike until today (2/5/22), so it must have been taken in the ~1 month since.

Ancheer 350W Electric Mountain Bike

Location

2600 N Albany
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black with Orange Decals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a baby carrier on the back.

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?: 
Long term
Incident Description: 
Saw someone walking in the alley when I was leaving my garage--the bike was visible and not locked up (it was a recent raffle prize from my wife's work and we'd not bought a lock yet). Seems like the person saw the bike, entered the garage through the side door, and rode it out though the main garage door.

2018 Specialized Sequoia Elite 58" Beige

Location

Albany Park Garage
3019 W Gunnison Unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC1690004645N
Size: 
58
Color: 
Beige
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has custom Velocity rims, and has small scrapes at the very top of the horns. There are several identifying stickers, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, a ''Black Lives Matter' sticker on the left of the fork, sailor moon themed stickers, and a gold strawberry with wings. Most of the stickers were actually super glued to the frame, so if removed, would leave obvious residue.

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 bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
two years
Incident Description: 
While other tenants in the building were moving, the garage door was left wide open and the bike was removed from being mounted on the side wall of the garage. This happened Sunday night in the Albany Park neighborhood.

Gary fisher Paragon

Location

plymouth and 9th
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
grey/blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
fair, refurbished. flashlight on handlebars

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 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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike is used to get back/forth from school. Bike is locked in same place everyday. Uncertain of burglary time - found stolen when done with school.

Canondale

Location

4624 N Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Two flat tires.

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?: 
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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from an apartment storage room.

Nishiki Manitoba

Location

My home
2736 North Ashland Ave unit 2s
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Purple and green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 months
Incident Description: 
I believe my bike was stolen from a three car shared garage.

Ghost Kato 7 2016

Location

2842 W. Fletcher
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
M, 17in frame
Color: 
Back with red/blue trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, very little wear and tear. Stock tires and components.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in apartment external storage area with bike rack. I returned in the evening and found my bike missing.

2017 Specialized Dolce

Location

Nathan Avilez
2353 W Wabansia Ave Apt 410
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC618019835M
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is like new, not much use, and it has a speed sensor on the tire, the computer is not included in the bike.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
permanently
Incident Description: 
The garage of our building was broken into and several bicycles were stolen from the bike rack.

Raleigh Technium Citysport

Location

Apartment building
3150 N Sheffield Ave , Apt 202
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Sea foam
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage and new tires when stolen. Fits a very tall person

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
~1 year
Incident Description: 
Totally unsure when this happened, it was locked in storage for a while, so I just put a random day/time

Specialized 2017 Vita

Location

Lakeview
Briar
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602222140M
Size: 
L
Color: 
Neon Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In Good condition. Has disc brakes. Had a round black bell attached to the bar on the right side when stolen. No tears on the seat or peeling paint. Had a yellow+black U-lock holder attached to the body of the bike beneath the seat.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It is in our private garage that we shared with our neighbor. No locks were broken so our neighbor likely (this has happened multiple times before) left the garage door open when they drove out and someone grabbed the bike
Incident Description: 
Not sure when exactly it was stolen. We do not use the garage often but our neighbors drive in and out with their cars frequently. There was a month in between the last time we saw the bike and when we realized it was stolen. Our neighbor has left the garage door open when driving out and that was likely what happened given that no door or locks were broken.

Brand X Road Bike 2019

Location

3709 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 31, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
sku611329
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black. Rear rack, front bag, speedometer, pump, pedal straps, side mirror.

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?: 
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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Bike missing from locked garage. Was last seen Thurs 12/30/21 @ 3:30pm. Noticed missing on 1/1/22 @ 1pm. Other valuables in garage were not taken. No signs of forced entry. Bike was suspended from ceiling over our car. Noticed the suspension cable was unraveled and bike was missing. Don't see any additional damage to the car below.

Blix Vika+ flex

Location

1318 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New white foldable electric bicycle with tan saddle and handlebars, and front basket. Battery not included.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
The bicycle, a white Blix Vika+ flex foldable electric bicycle with tan leather saddle and front basket, was stolen from a locked garage. The garage is shared with one other household living in the building, Unit 3F. The neighbour from Unit 3F saw the bicycle missing with the garage doors left unlocked and wide open at 7am on December 6th, 7th, or 8th. I discovered the theft weeks later. The neighbouring building, 3221 W Evergreen Ave, has security cameras pointing at the alley in range of the garage.