Recent Reports

Trek 1500

Location

University of Illinois Chicago
851 Morgan St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GT00 18803 - 7318
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
White with blue and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had brand new tires with reflectors. Custom seat. Pedals that use shoes that clip into them. It had a mileage tracker clipped on that does not work.

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?: 
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?: 
An hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen on University of Illinois campus locked in view of students. It was broad daylight and he had tools with him to cut the lock. Security cameras caught the incident. The teacher of the class and the entire classroom saw the incident. The person who stole it was African American, overweight with an orange hoodie. Report filed with the university.

Marin Larkspur 05

Location

Jefferson Park
5048 N Mango Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C515MSE025
Size: 
20.5"
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good condition, rack in back with bush wacker carry bags on side, attachment to seat for tag-a-long bike.

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
unlawful entry into garage and stole the bike

Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike

Location

Lincoln just south of Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
Part Number: 741360639348
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Black with white and black camo bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Harmonized Code: 8712.00.2500 Hack Merchant Id: ATVPDKIKX0DER Part Number: 741360639348 Brand Code: PUSGM Model: Jul-Black-XL Catalog Number: FPS-176114 Black Pure Fix frame with black wheels, blue cup holder, drop bars with dual brake levers and white and black camo bar tape, rear detachable rain fender, black seat that has a broken nub wrapped in white athletic tape under the seat bag.

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?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Went into my work building to grab keys (I'm a dog walker, needed keys for dogs' homes). My co-workers and I all leave our bikes out front when we go in to grab keys. When I came out, only my bike was stolen.

Schwinn GTX 3

Location

Apartment
518 W Deming Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
16C26843
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Purchased last week (4/2). There is a U Lock mount on the vertical shaft of the frame below the seat.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Week
Incident Description: 
Used the bike daily. Last used on 4/9 and was seen locked up at 9:00 PM. Woke up the morning of 4/10 at 5:30 AM and the bike was gone. I had a cable lock going through both wheels and a U lock attaching frame to the bike rack. The U lock was found snipped and left at the scene.

Masi CXGR (2015)

Location

Sidewalk in front of Treasure Island grocery
1639 N Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
46W4T00230
Size: 
53CM
Color: 
Alternating grey and bronze.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cyclocross. Good condition. Has (had?) a pannier rack, ulock mount, wireless speedometer mount, bike light mount, and a bell on handlebars.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
approx. 2hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked to rack in front of Treasure Island grocery at 1639 N Wells St, just north of North Ave. Locked with a kryptonite cable, along with two other bikes in high pedestrian traffic area, due to not having u-lock key with me. Cable was cut. My bike was sandwiched between the two other bikes. Outside bike was left, not stolen. And inside bike did have ulock through frame to bike rack, and was not stolen.

Americano - Courier Series - single speed road bike

Location

West Garfield park
Adams & Hamlin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White and green. Has a green seat, black handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty used. Distinguishing marks: bright green seat. There is a sticker on the main frame from Moody Bible Institute. It might be kind of rubbed off but is an easily distinguishable purple sticker. There is a rack on the back wheel. It used to hold a white milk crate. (The thieves were kind enough to leave that) Handle bars are tape black. Not a very good job. The pedals are black as well. The picture is of the model, I do not have a picture of the bicycle.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4-7 hours
Incident Description: 
Car was broken into that had the bike. Location was West Garfield Park. Near Adams and Hamlin

Gary Fisher triathalon bike

Location

Sarah Mcnamara
1841
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Womens
Color: 
Gray & maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gary Fisher in white in the side

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
45 mins
Incident Description: 
Locked up my bike at 8:45am.

Fuji Sportif 1.5

Location

Lakeview Athletic Club
4232 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD12OL0424H
Size: 
49
Color: 
Black with red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Fuji Sportif 1.5 was u-locked to orange All-City Macho Man - and both were cable locked to bike rack in front of Lakeview Athletic Club. Busy street but no one saw anything. No merchants have video. 30 minute window.

All-City Macho Man Disc

Location

3212
N. Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M1406197
Size: 
55"
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange steel framed bike is perfect condition, leather Brooks saddle and disc brakes.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
35 Minutes
Incident Description: 
All-City Macho Man (orange 55cm) was locked to Fuji Sportif (u-locked) - and both were cable locked to bike rack in front of Lakeview Athletic Club at 3212 N. Broadway. Street was busy with pedestrians and traffic. Theft took place between 3:35 and 4:10. No video from any of the merchants - nor did they report seeing anything.

Diamondback mountain bike

Location

Lincoln park zoo east gate
2001 n Clark streer
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black/charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
60 minutes
Incident Description: 
My wife and I went down to Lincoln Park Zoo, locked our bikes out front, went in for 60 minutes, and when we came out they were gone. Both of them and hers is a brand new Nishiki , black with some hot pink. (She bought it on Thursday). Picture is of my wife's bike.

Nishiki Women's Anasazi Hybrid Bike

Location

Amee Noethe
Ameekrus@hotmail.com
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
17" frame
Color: 
Gray and hot pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new-comfort seat added

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
20 minutes
Incident Description: 
2 bikes stolen right in front of a very busy Lincoln park zoo

Trek 7700 (2002)

Location

Residential garage off alley
1728 N. Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women's hybrid, 20" wheels I think
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well loved and worn from 15 years of commuting in all weather. Rolf vector wheels. Had a relatively new rack with a Topeak baby seat mounted 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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Husband left garage door open when he left to pick up dinner, both of my bikes were stolen in the 30 min time span. My road bike (Orbea) was still wrapped in bubble-wrap from our move. The thief rode his bike directly into our garage (we have him on video and can see him clearly), threw my lock (which was loose around the seat) under a cabinet in the garage and unwrapped all the saran and bubble wrap off the bike before riding off on his bike with it. He returned on foot less than 3 minutes later and proceeded to ride off on my Trek commuter bike (baby seat on the back and all). We think he lives in the neighborhood and saw that the garage door was left open.

2007(ish) Orbea Orca

Location

Residential garage off alley
1728 N. Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with orange detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition, had bright orange tape on the handles. SRAM components.

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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Husband left garage door open when he left to pick up dinner, both of my bikes were stolen in the 30 min time span. My road bike (Orbea) was still wrapped in bubble-wrap from our move. The thief rode his bike directly into our garage (we have him on video and can see him clearly), threw my lock (which was loose around the seat) under a cabinet in the garage and unwrapped all the saran and bubble wrap off the bike before riding off on his bike with it. He returned on foot less than 3 minutes later and proceeded to ride off on my Trek commuter bike (baby seat on the back and all). We think he lives in the neighborhood and saw that the garage door was left open.

Schwinn Speedster

Location

3321 S Lowe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older cruiser, well worn with a distinctive paint job- bike was repainted, but "Schwinn" and "Speedster" logo were masked, resulting in a slightly different color around them and noticeable raised paint line. Handlebars and fenders are poorly repainted chrome.

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?: 
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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Rear door of apartment complex was found open, door leads to basement storage area. Multiple bikes were taken from the storage area through the back yard of the apartment.

2011 Fuji SL1 Comp

Location

our house
Cortland and Campbell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
44cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Blue paint, white drop handlebars. 105 components

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?: 
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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Thief obtained entry to our premises by bypassing front gate and pried open storage shed containing two bikes

2005 Litespeed Firenze

Location

2500 w cortland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Titanium
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; SPD-SL pedals, white bar tape

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Two bikes stolen out of a locked storage shed beneath our garage

PureFix Pure Cycle

Location

1020 W George St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
62 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Golden handle bars, unwrapped

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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unlocked in front of car in detached Condo garage. Garage having issues with door opening randomly (suspect that a nearby neighbor has a similar frequency/code). Door opened during the day and bike was taken from the garage

Langster Specialized

Location

2468 N Greenview Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602254327J
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Matte Black/Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Features: single speed, two speed fenders, yellow water bottle holder, frame is covered in stickers.

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?: 
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?: 
Somewhere between a few minutes and a couple hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to the 2nd story porch at my girlfriend's apartment. The thieves would have had to see it through an alley, go through a private gate, and then up a flight of stairs. Once they did that, they broke the deck in order to remove the bike with the lock still attached to it. At around 12:30pm I went outside to go to work and found the damage to the deck and my bike and lock missing.

Surly Crosscheck

Location

Van Buren Street
Milwaukee , WI
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M12040973
Size: 
54-57"
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
the bike was in good condition and a few dings here and there; there are two stickers on the frame (the bar between the legs)--one says 'Milwaukee' and the other 'Brew city'; the only non-stock hardware were new pedals (one half was platform, the other SPD clip-in); the grip tape was torn and peeling in a few spots

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 saw the bike around 4pm on April 1st, and it was gone on the morning of April 2nd
Incident Description: 
The bike was in my locked garage and when I woke up, the door was wide open and the bike gone

Specialized Diverge A1

Location

3228 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602078146K
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost brand new; black everything with bike light mounted on front handlebar and rear red light on seat tube. Shimano Claris crankset.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months