Recent Reports

Giant Escape

Location

Poplar Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 3, 2023 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult Men Large
Color: 
Black and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Had a bike rack on the rear with a red milk crate attached. Mostly black/grey with red letters. Wide handlebars and gravel tires.

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?: 
One day
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage. Nothing else was taken - likely rode it away.

Trek FX3

Location

4809 S Saint Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 5, 2023 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU031XC3756T
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black with silver logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Always kept in garage
Incident Description: 
Garage door was accidentally left open for 20-30 minutes. Realized bike was missing later in the day.

Trek FX 2 Disc

Location

Home
3470 N Ashland Ave Apt 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 3, 2023 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU270XC44315
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike with a bright purple water cage and a phone mount on the handle bars.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I leave it locked there everyday next to my door.
Incident Description: 
My bike is left within a locked stairwell next to my door up 3 flights of stairs. The incident must have occured over night from Friday Nov 3rd to Saturday Nov 4th as I woke up Saturday to my bike missing. I live in a 3 flat apartment, and someone broke into our back door and took my bike and my neighbors bike.

Surly Bridge Club

Location

Paper Place Lofts
801 S Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M21111366
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Chester pedals, specialized mimic bike seat

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few days
Incident Description: 
A man broke into the locked bike room in the basement of our apartment complex and cut the lock from my bike. Removed both the bike lock and bike from the room. He is caught on video, but no response from police.

Adelaide Schwinn

Location

Pulaski Orange Line
4017 W 51st St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 23, 2023 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple writing saying Adelaide and Schwinn Has a white basket zip tied to the handlebars

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike locked at the orange line Pulaski train station outside bike rack. I locked it on the front bar that holds the wheel.

Specialized Rockhopper XL

Location

Northwestern University
1865 Sherman Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new black mountain bike with very thick tires and "specialized" in big white letters along the frame

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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from a bike rack on Northwestern's campus overnight.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

Clark and Lawrence
4755 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large 29”
Color: 
Silver/Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decals removed. Two strips of silver duct tape around main stem. Bike shop sticker around main stem. Black rear and front fenders.

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Day or two

Yuba Kombi E5

Location

Lincoln Square
Leland and Western
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange cargo eBike with back seat spot, runner boards and handlebars for the rear passenger.

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: 
Thief stole four bikes from our garage. We located one (via AirTag) at 5038 N Western Ave. thief had already moved (or better hidden) the other three, including this bike.

trek 7100 multitrack alpha custom aluminum

Location

Apartment
4942 n Sheridan road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
White/blue/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, seat kinda loose, bell ringer thingy kinda off kilter, hole in the seat. There was a black milk crate zip tied to the back when it was stolen.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked along with my helmet next to the bus stop at Sheridan/Argyle. I went into my friends' for about 3 hours and when I came out everything was gone. The bike rack is fine. I really want to find it. The picture I uploaded is the same make and model but not my exact one.

VERVE 2 DISC LOW STEP XL RD 2021

Location

Sheffield's wine and beer garden
3258 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 27, 2023 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU038XC8541S
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Condition. Will likely have a Hiplock D1000 bike lock attached to it as that lock is anti angle grinder.

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 metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
a few hours

Giant TCR Advanced 2

Location

West Ridge
2325 W Lunt Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint condition, SPD clip pedals, added aero bars, saddle bag, 2 water bottle holders

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?: 
Unlocked

Trek Skye 26

Location

853
W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. 2015-2016 model

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hrs
Incident Description: 
The whole bike is missing along with the Ulock and wire cable.

Red Jamis Coda

Location

Hyde Park
5500 Cornell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
UO6U26688
Size: 
L 18”
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Chipped paint, red Jamis Coda. Has bullhorn style handle bars, ortleib black bag locked on the front, child seat on the back, a double kickstand, large Ulock, broken water bottle holder, one bar is cracked

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
My Jamis Coda was stolen from behind a locked gate overnight.

Trek 7000

Location

Ravenswood
Wilson Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Average condition Trek 7000, certainly not new but kept up pretty well. Has a seat with three grey lines on it.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked - but stored there every night for over a year.
Incident Description: 
Unsure of exactly what time the bike was stolen, I use it frequently and pass by where I keep it daily - went to take it today around 4pm and noticed it was missing. Our backyard is set away from the street behind a parking space, and through a gate. I routinely stored my bike unlocked below our raised deck in the backyard. Bike was listed on Craigslist 15 minutes after I noticed it missing, and the listing was deleted about 1 hour later.

Giant Escape

Location

Mozart St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C4AL2801
Size: 
Medium or large can't remember
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A hairline fracture is going around the base where the seat meets the frame. There are stickers all over it and on the fender. Top bar has sci-fi fantasy and uprise sticker along with anime character where handle bars meets frame. Bottom bar has supreme sticker plus a dozen more including a guy smoking by thomgeee and a froskate sticker on the back frame. There a birdmilk Malort bottle sticker on the fender. The bottle holder is a lucky cat. It's very distinguishable. The front fork was replaced so not a perfect match for the bike.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
I was working on my bike in the front of my house behind a 7ft tall locked fence I went inside for15min looking for a tool. In that time someone jumped two locked fences to grab it at 7pm.

Giant Escape 2

Location

University of Chicago Library
1100 E 57th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C1DC0384
Size: 
58
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, Truman State University and Bike Stop stickers on seat 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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike to the rack outside the east entrance to Regenstein Library on the University of Chicago campus at 8am. It was gone when I left work at 4pm

Retrospec Beach Cruiser https://retrospec.com/collections/bikes/products/chatham-plus-beach-cruiser-bike-step-through?variant=42562926477484

Location

6500 S Greenwood and Ellis
S Greenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Womens
Color: 
Aqua/Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle is a simple back breaks only one chain bike with broken grips on the handle bars and a bell, and with a big black basket on the back. It has a wide brown leather seat with a stained look to it, and the bike had pretty flat-ish tires, and is notorious for getting flat tires so it may not get too far. The frame is aqua and says retrospec in white.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It is every day when I am home
Incident Description: 
I store unlocked bike under the porch stairs in my locked fenced in yard. Around 3:30pm I saw an older black man in a long sleeve black shirt with a grey backpack riding my aqua retrospec bike in front of my house on s. Greenwood ave. I immediately recognized my bike because it is girly and has a distinct black basket- and I hollered after him "What the fuck, I can see you!" I did not see how he broke into the yard, but heard the gate clang as he left. I ran out and saw all of my belongings from the basket scattered in my yard. He turned left onto 65th st and turned south down the alleyway between Ellis and S Greenwood. I used a divvy to try and catch up and find my bike, thinking he would throw it because I saw him steal it, and also it is notorious for popped tires and riding down the alley would be risky with how flat the tires are right now. By the time I followed him, I lost him. A mail lady may have seen turn down 68th street. I uploaded a picture from when it was new. It no longer has a yellow basket or like-new shine. I am on a new set of handlebar grips which have ripped on the end and slide towards the center. Its a little rustier looking, and says retrospec in white on the base. It has a wide brown cruiser seat seat which has a water stain, and doesnt move up and down, which is why he looked a goddamn fool and caught my eye trying to ride it. Please help find it, I am a poor grad student!

RECOVERED Specialized Langster

Location

Lincoln Square
W Eastwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, only has front lever break, no back brake, Fixation brand pedals with black velcro straps

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?: 
It was stolen from my home garage so it was there all night
Incident Description: 
On 11/16/23, the victim reported that the bike had been recovered: "Yes, actually [the CSBR] played a pivotal role. The way I found my bike was a guy saw the listing on OfferUp 3 weeks later, and he got suspicious that the price was so low. So he searched the registry and saw my entry and then texted me, I then confirmed it was mine. I set up a meeting to "buy" the bike with the thief and brought the police and got it back quickly. Thank you guys for the service!" [I store my bike in my house's closed garage. The thief hopped my yard fence and entered garage yard door in rear of garage, that door was unlocked. Bike was not locked to anything inside my garage.]

SPECIALIZED HAUL

Location

2651 W Haddon Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WSBC029068358T
Size: 
UNIC SIZE
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
GREAT CONDITION, A FEW SCARS WHERE THE U-LOCK IS FIXED, BETWEEN THE PEDALS

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A NIGHT
Incident Description: 
BIKE STOLEN INSIDE GARAGE

Specialized

Location

6969 N Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer bike, reflective wheels with disk brakes. Logo reflects, straight handle bars, they took the ulock with them but left the helmet

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
Went to use the bike to go to the store. When I got to the basement, bike was gone