Recent Reports

2014 Specialized Rock Hopper

Location

In between NBC tower and Gleacher Center
455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606046641J
Size: 
L with 29 inch wheels
Color: 
Grey with lime green lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with a 'Bicycle Sport Shop' sticker just behind the water bottle holder on the vertical frame bar

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from round bike stall out in front of NBC tower at 6:39pm. Many people and daylight. Caught on camera by security at NBC tower.

Leader 725 Frame, 2014

Location

Steppenwolf Theater
1700 N Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
55040718
Size: 
55
Color: 
autobahn grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - some paint chips, pinhead anti theft device for fork and headset, chrome drop bars

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Under 4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of Steppenwolf Theater, my place of work. Between the hours of 10:30 am and 2:00pm, the arbus lock was cut through, presumably with a power tool, and the bike was taken.

Silver Trek Dual Sport 3

Location

1 N Wacker Drive
1 N Wacker Drive suite 4025
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU067C5832N
Size: 
XL 22.5
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Dual Sport 3 bike, has a village cycle center sticker on it, had a heavy duty orange kryptonite U Lock, Mat Black bike rack, and a black kickstand

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Brand new bike stolen behind 1 N Wacker Drive right behind the office building alley way where all the bikes are locked up. There is security footage I'm obtaining tomorrow. The bike lock was cut and bike stolen.

Trek Marlin

Location

1338 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU318C3177K
Size: 
19.5
Color: 
black with green accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
fairly new looking, scratches on frame by chainring

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?: 
8 months

5 Speed Road Bike, uniquely built from spare parts

Location

1813 N Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Color: 
Silver/blue frame and black bull horn handle bars.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is unique with silver and blue frame. Bullhorn handle bars with tape wrapping the handle bars. 5 speed. Back tire is brand new with tan lining along the rim.

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 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from garage while roommate was working on her car.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

4027 N. Spaulding Ave #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NM91328
Size: 
58"
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was in the basement of a 3flat, locked to a pole. I had to unlock and move it for plumbers. Forgot to lock it back up. 2 days later it was gone. I recently went back to Kozys' Cyclery and got the serial number from their records. Thought to post it here not to get it back, just so people know thats a stolen bike.

Trek Mamba

Location

4046 N Clarendon Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
White w blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Rear derailed a bit worn

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Stolen out of building bike storage. Locked door may have been left open.

Trek 830 Mountain Track XC

Location

House
2015 W McLean Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
15-year old Trek 830. Ergonomic grips, front tire is a city road tire and rear tire is a knobby mountain bike tire. Ball joint hitch for a kid trailer on the rear left side. Metal pedals with clip-in on one side and normal flat pedal on the other. Front rim is attached with a locking skewer. Milk crate on back with was only attached to the rack with zip ties so may not be there.

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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
Contractor was moving material in and out if my garage. The door was open while he kept going from the front of the house to the back. During that time, the bike went missing.

Scott - Road Custom bike

Location

190 S LaSalle
190 S LaSalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
unknown
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is a custom bike with frame Scott and Campagnolo parts. Two bottle holders, speedometer installed, support for cell phone, bell, and light on the front. Pocket under the seat. On the right side it reads Scott by ciclovece.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left at 2:30pm in front of 190 S LaSalle St, downtown Chicago. At 7:30pm bike was noticed missing along with the lock. Two other bikes were locked at the same bike lock when the bike was found missing, there was no bike at 2:30pm when it was left there.

Blue Mountain Bike

Location

Wellington Brown Line stop
940 W Wellington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Average condition. 5-7 years old. Camo tape on the 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days

RECOVERED: Liv (Giant) Alight 2

Location

Residential Apartment
Orchard and Deming
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K080oo717
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Dark Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. It has a white sticker on it for 300 East Randolph. I think number 0200 (or similar, that could be wrong). It has an ABUS U-lock with lime green top.

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 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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2-3 days
Incident Description: 
4/29_2019: victim reported that the bike was successfully recovered from the Ashland Swap-O-Rama.

Salsa Cycles, Journeyman

Location

231 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Make: Salsa Cycles, Model: Journeyman, Description: Lightweight roadbike in like-new condition. Body of bike is white and says "salsa" on the downtube (diagonal bar), there is a small grey image of a pepper on the head tube on the front of the bike (the pepper is not a decal, but rather an image on the body of the bike), black dropbar handlebars, with brakes on the handlebars, levers on the handles adjust gears, two water-bottle holders fixed on the downtube. Black quick-release tires, (which were locked to prevent theft/being able to be removed from the bike at time it was stolen). Thin black seat, says "WTB" in small letters on side of the seat. Tires are a sort of "hybrid", thicker than thin road-bike tires, but thinner than mountain tires. Bike was locked to a bike rack with a U-lock and cable through the wheels, in front of 231 S. LaSalle Street, corner of W. Jackson Blvd. (right in front of Chicago Board of Trade building).

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack with a U-lock and cable lock through both tires. The quick release tires were locked and can only be removed from bike w/a key (which I have). Bike rack is in front of 231 S. LaSalle St. corner with Jackson Blvd. Bike was locked at 8:45AM, and when I returned to the bike rack to retrieve the bike at 6:45PM, it was gone, along with the U-lock and cable lock. Nothing left behind. I took a picture of the rack at time I realized it was missing.

Mongoose

Location

5476 S. Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver with Blue Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Men's mountain bike with off-road handles (extra stabilizer bars), 21 gears (shifters on handlebars near center). Noticed stolen on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 from 5476 S. Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago IL

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Five days

Trek FX 2 - Disc Woman’s

Location

Lyric Opera House
20 N Upper Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU246C2227N
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Miami Green ( Turquoise blue )
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new!!! Took home from Trek store Monday. Stolen Wednesday. Had added brand new allen black Brontrager Front and Rear Fenders and bike rack installed. Had added my old rear bike light mount. Came with Bontrager cellphone mount on handlebar.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Locked frame to bile rack in front of Lyric Opera House (Madison/20 N. Upper Wacker Drive). Bike had Kryptonite SE locking skewers on front and back wheels. Lock was Brand new Bontrager Elite Keyes Folding Lock. Went inside at 12:53pm found stolen at 2:05pm same day.

2016 Momentum iNeed Street

Location

Novel Coworking
318 W Adams Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
15432
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Blue with Bronze accents (fenders, seat)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Unique color combination with bronze (copper-colored) fenders. Built-in cupholder in frame. Built-in rack with bronze/copper straps.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from office building bike room.

Trek Lexa S

Location

1002 W Diversey pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White with dark teal detail and aqua handlebar grips
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In near new condition very little in the way of scratches or wear and tear. Toe clips on the pedals. When taken had two small gear bags, one under seat and one by handlebars

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?: 
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?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Parked in front of Starbucks and LVAC gym on Diversey, parked at 11:10 and returned at 1:20pm to find bike missing.

Schwinn Men's "Trailway" Bike

Location

150 N Upper Wacker
150 N Upper Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men's regular
Color: 
Dark metallic blue frame with Silver accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, with some minor scratches in the paint, but looks mostly new. Black metal basket in the front, blue/red/yellow children's bicycle bell on front handle bars (sentimental, was my little brother's bell from his first bike), cell-phone pouch on front handlebars, side mirror on left handle, Blitzu headlight in front, bottle rack on middle diagonal frame bar beneath seat, two rear brake lights, blue LED lights in both wheels, has my name/email address on a sticker on the front handle bars, a sticker reading "4074" on front handlebar joint, and a garage parking sticker on the side of the frame.

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
I arrived at work at about 9:40am, with my GoPro recording. I locked my bike to the bike rack by running the combination cable through the frame and the front wheel. The rack my bike was secured to was a very sturdy city-owned black bike rack (not a "sucker-pole"), the kind that is a single metal frame secured pretty deep into the sidewalk pavement. (Shaped like a big staple.) At 6:00pm, I came out to find my bike missing, and a different bike in its place. The security footage shows that at 3:35pm, a black male wearing a red hat, grey loose-fitting pants, dark-colored jacket, black & white shoes, and a backpack, casing the bike rack area, inspecting it, shaking the bike a bit, then using a screwdriver to remove the cable lock quickly, and rode away on the bike southbound on Wacker. Security is watching vigilantly from now on.

Schwinn Voyageur 21 (S11VOY21M1)

Location

Cumberland Metra Station (Des Plaines)
475 East Northwest Highway
Des Plaines , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
SWIDC11A09297
Size: 
Mens Medium
Color: 
Red (Tomato Puree)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Some scraps and wear of the frame. Chain had some browning, but in good condition. Leather handlebar grips (right hand-grip is damaged with white interior showing). Dome compass mounted on right side of handlebar. Connection point for Trail-A-Bake mounted beneath seat post. U-Lock hostler mounted on left-side of frame above chain.

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 a metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
Less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the Cumblerland Metra Station in Des Plaines, IL. It was locked to the fence by the station shelter on the Northwest Highway side. The thief either cut the metal cable securing the bike and lock to the fence, or may have been able to unlock the u-lock using the combination code. The proprietors of the restaurant across the street, didn’t remember seeing the bike get stolen. But, there are cameras at the station, so the thief may be on video. The Des Plaines police are investigating.

Specialized

Location

3012 N Waterloo CT
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
ISO 4210-2 2014-C
Color: 
Mint
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Key locks on seats and tires, faded patch on seat

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?: 
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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Came out from work to a missing bike

Euromini Zizzo Campo 16001

Location

515 N State Street
515 N State Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
D71108356
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition: New Distinguishing features: Euromini website printed on wheel spokes, Kryptonite lock mount attached to bike below the saddle.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3-8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked to bike rack with a kryptonite U-lock through wheel stolen from corner of E Grand Ave and N State street. Incident happened between the hours of 12:00pm-5:10pm. U-Lock was left locked to the bike rack.