Recent Reports

Schwinn Women's Gateway 28" 700c Hybrid Bike

Location

1534 w armitage ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Women's standard
Color: 
Cream
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
rusted and weathered. handle bar grips were cracking

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
bike was not locked since it was inside garage that usually remains locked. However, in this case the door was not locked. I dont know the exact date, as I was out of town for 2 weeks and the door must have been unlocked.

Workcycles Secret Service

Location

1516 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
AZ1607395
Size: 
49cm frame
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
like new

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?: 
The bike was locked in this garage overnight. It was last seen on 5/17/2020
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in the garage overnight. In the morning you could see that the side door to the garage had been forced open and the bike was stolen.

Cinelli Zydeco Full Color Apex

Location

Rogers Park
Estes
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black and Silver with championship colors accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint, with a touch of a scrape on the left side of the handlebar. Right seat stay near the seat has a blemish where the clear coat rubbed thru. Bike from a foot away appears brand new.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from a locked basement of a single family home.

Schwinn Phocus 1600 Men

Location

Grand Plaza Chicago
Ohio and Dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Dark grey (maybe Navy) w/fluorsecent yellow/green lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was like new. Had a clamp on the handlebars that holds a smart phone.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4-5 hours
Incident Description: 
I was in a condo building from around 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm. When I came down, the bike was locked on Ohio and Dearborn. My brother's older bike was locked with my bike to the rack. My brother's bike was resting against a tree about 5 feet from the rack. My bike and the lock were stolen.

Specialized Ariel Elite Carbon

Location

Home
5706 N. Virginia Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC614073524N
Size: 
Small
Color: 
LIGHT SILVER TINT/TARMAC BLACK/LIGHT TURQUOISE REFLECTIVE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, has silver water bottle holder and silver bell.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Locked inside our garage, frequently used.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up inside our locked garage. Somehow this thief gained entry to our garage and beat the lock.

Suteki Track 10

Location

Residence
2348 N Harding Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
365473320
Size: 
19 inch
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike, rusting gear shifts. It has a small portable air pump in the center bar. It is a step through.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
I had my bike behind a locked 7 foot gate. My neighbors left if open and between 2PM May 12th, and 8 AM May 13th. I am currently canvassing and looking for video footage.

Giant Liv Avail 4

Location

Aldi store
6030 N Sheridan rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
MD-C4
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Bike skips one gear. Has white dirty handlebar wraps and purple liv logo on the seat.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen when I went in store for 5 minutes

2017 22" Volton Express

Location

Carmen Alley
1437 Carmen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
22"
Color: 
Black with Green Volton identity
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stolen with red saddlebag on back 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?: 
secured garage left at 12 returned at 6...bike was gone
Incident Description: 
Left garage for 6 hours. Returned to find bike was stolen.

Giant Escape 2

Location

Apartment storage unit
2009 W Berwyn Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C4A60160
Color: 
Satin Platinum Bronze
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Double water bottle holders, Kozy Cyclery sticker on bike,

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was located in our locked storage unit in our apartment building in the basement. The latch on our storage unit (not the actual lock) was cut through with tin snips. In order to access the basement, one would need a key to both the front door to get in and the basement door for the laundry room and storage units. Foul play, we think so too.. No other units were broken into, just ours. We reside in a Hayes Property Building.

Trek Crossrip 1

Location

Apartment storage unit
2009 W. Berwyn Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU078C5011N
Size: 
52
Color: 
Silver with orange stripe
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pink circular bell, head light was still mounted when stolen, black grip take is coming undone on the center of the left handlebar, Village Cycle Center sticker under water bottle mount, right break squeaks :D

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
My bike (Jane) was located in our locked storage unit in our apartment building in the basement. The latch on our storage unit (not the actual lock) was cut through with tin snips. In order to access the basement, one would need a key to both the front door to get in and the basement door for the laundry room and storage units. Foul play, we think so too.. No other units were broken into, just ours. We reside in a Hayes Property Building.

Specialized Crossroads Sport

Location

Residence
1617 W Winona St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC7111587775
Size: 
Small/Medium
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition. It has a Kryptonite ULock mounted on it and it has wheel locks. The Specialized Logo is in black and it has a black seat black tires and also has a waterbottle mounted on the seat post

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?: 
The bike was unlocked but was in the front of the garage requiring the perps to go all the way into the garage and the bike was tied up to the wall
Incident Description: 
After taking the trash out the automatic garage door was closed but in some instances the door either doesn't close or because we are under low flying planes sometimes the door mysteriously opens. Since the garage door was open most of the night the thieves attempted to steal another bike which was locked to a shelf and a large object. The bike that was stolen was tucked toward the front of the garage (opposite the large door) and was obscured with bungie cords and other items although it was not fomally locked to the wall as is the normal case.

Schwinn Aluminum Comp Mountain Bike, 27.5 inch

Location

Parc Huron
469 West Huron Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SNXDS17M21992
Size: 
27.5
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old .. very good condition.. mising silver refector on the front tyre spoke

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 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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken between the hours of 6pm 7th May and 11am 8th May from the secure garage

REI Novara Carema

Location

avondale
3132 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
I don't know the size, but it fit me as a 5'5" woman
Color: 
bluish/ purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good condition, had neon green tape on handle bars and a black yepp child's seat on the back in excellent condition.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few days, we normally keep it in our basement
Incident Description: 
we believe the bike to have been taken from our yard some time between May 6th the evening and May 7th morning. Probably in the middle of the night. We live in Avondale, and it was somewhat secure in our side yard against a fence, unlocked. We have left many things out here like scooters, strollers over night for long periods of time. This bike had been outside for a few days as well, though we normally put it in our basement. It was taken overnight.

Trek Fuel Ex 8

Location

Echelon Building
353 N Desplaines St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU162G0151G
Size: 
18.5
Color: 
Black with silver/gray trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, water bottle holder

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?: 
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?: 
13 days
Incident Description: 
I suspect it was stolen very recently. My bike was locked to my another bike and to the bike rack on the bottom floor of the garage. The locks were cut and the other bike was not taken meaning it had been stolen sometime in early May.

Bianchi Volpe

Location

Home
3033 W Logan Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54/55
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Bianchi Volpe (2017 frame). Black leather Brooks B-17 saddle, black bar tape. Black fenders, black rear rack. Wheels and saddle were locked to the frame, so they should remain intact with the bike. Clean, good shape.

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?: 
Routinely
Incident Description: 
Bike was kept in a locked garage. Access is normally locked from every possible entry point. The bike itself wasn't kept locked, since the garage has been secure for over 8 years. My wife came out the morning of May 2nd to find both garage doors wide open, and my bike gone. Her bike, our tandem bike, our dog bike trailer, and our landlord's car were all untouched. Nobody knows how or why the garage was open.

Diamondback WildWood classic comfort bike

Location

5511 S. Cornell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
A161201175
Size: 
Medium frame
Color: 
Yellow-green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Diamondback hybrid bike: had add-ons for clip in lights on the handle bars and back of the bike seat stand, as well as a kickstand and water bottle holder .

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
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?: 
The bike had been located out front for several weeks
Incident Description: 
noticed bike was missing on morning of 5/3 had seen the bike in place around 5pm on the evening of 5/2. Lock was still attached to the fence and bike was gone. The fence bars were visibly bent ! Can only think I accidentally locked around the frame instead of through it and they were able to take the wheel and handlebars off the get the bike out :(

Urban arrow family - RECOVERED

Location

Rogers park
1218 W Lunt Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
uamm162243
Size: 
Cargo
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
scratches on side bars. Custom child seat on back rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Over night
Incident Description: 
Recovered by Owner, with a little help from the bike community. https://chi.streetsblog.org/2020/05/05/recovered-bike-community-helps-reunite-cafe-owner-and-mom-with-stolen-cargo-cycle/

Surly Cross Check

Location

Home garage
2737 W Winnemac Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M17101349
Size: 
42cm
Color: 
Orange/Copper
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very distinct Orange/Copper color. Black Fenders on front and rear wheel. Rear bike rack made by Surly. Brown Leather seat.

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?: 
Stored there whenever not in use.
Incident Description: 
My apartment building has a detached garage where we park our car and store some items. My bikes hang from the ceiling and the garage is locked at all times. Returning from a grocery run this week, someone had gained entry into our locked garage, took my bike and replaced it with their junky bike

Schwinn Frontier Girls Bike

Location

1300 W Winnemac
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
around 15-16 in / 50 cm
Color: 
Bright blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition; white cable zip tie near right handlebar; safety lights on left handlebar and under seat; right handlebar is slightly chipped/worn down.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
around 36 hours in a yard with locked gates
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike under my apartment back porch, which is enclosed by two locked high gates. Last parked evening of Sunday, April 26th, discovered missing afternoon of Tuesday, April 28.

Schwinn high timber 27.5"" mountain bike

Location

Grand plaza garage
540 n State st apt 1203
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
18"
Color: 
White with faint red stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In above average condition. Has 3 stickers on bar below handle bars parallel to the ground . 1 that says "grand plaza 2014" and the other 2 are above it and are small red stickers

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from grand plaza bike room. Bike storage room was located on 3rd floor of building parking garage at 540 n State st. Building manager said room was entered by two men wearing hoodies and bikes were stolen from the room on 4/23