Recent Reports

Trek Chelsea City Bike

Location

On Wabansia side, across street from Small Cheval, outside side entrance to Corepower Yoga
1704 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU052CS0209L
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Indy Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some scuffs on the frame but otherwise, in great condition. Original tires + handlebars + seat. Brown leather seat and handlebar grips. Black rear rack and black fenders on both tires. Small led light attached to back rack. Gold bell on the front handlebar.

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?: 
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?: 
1.5 hr
Incident Description: 
Parked bike alongside several other bikes on Wabansia, on a bike rack, next to a Divvy station and behind some cars. Ate lunch outside across the street (Small Cheval). Went back and bike gone — Small Cheval was able to locate exact time and video through their surveillance video. At approximately 3:24 pm, a man approaches the bike. You can see him bend over by the lock for a couple of minutes. He stands up and walks down the block, out of the frame, while on his cell phone. Returns to the bike 1-2 min later, grabs it and rides off going East on Wabansia, under the L and through Park No. 529. When I returned to the bike rack, a different, pretty beat up bike was sitting next to where mine would have been, with no lock.

RECOVERED Schwinn Men's frame

Location

Home
Removed by admin post recovery
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gray glitter body with rainbow glitter fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rainbow glitter fork, glittered body, rear black rack, silver water bottle cage, vintage gold and black bell, black stem, upside-down left (front) brake lever

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Garage door was left open and bike was stolen from inside a residential garage RECOVERY DESCRIPTION: CSBR received an email on August 17th: My bike and my roommate's were stolen from a garage that was accidentally left open. I posted my bike on CSBR immediately and within less than 24 hours, my bike was recovered and returned to me. My neighbor was out for a walk when he spotted three bikes stashed in bushes about half a mile away. He grabbed the bikes and stored them while he worked on finding their owners. A friend of his suggested he check CSBR and sure enough, he found my post and emailed/called me! So happy to have my wheels back. Thanks again!!

Surly Flat Bar Crosscheck

Location

My home
605 N Armour Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M16050146
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition with black fenders, a black bell on the right handlebar, and a yellow U-lock. The wheels have been changed since the photo, they are Continental rims but I can't remember further details about them. It's a teal grey bike with black fenders.

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?: 
Was not locked in garage, door was left open
Incident Description: 
Bike was in garage which was accidentally left open and stolen with two other bikes.

2021 Trek Domane SL5 60cm lithium orange and grey

Location

Bronzeville
431 E OAKWOOD BLVD
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu043qu0009r
Size: 
60
Color: 
Lithium orange and grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, wahoo bolt cycle computer specialized power saddle, speed play pedals all brand 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
I can home and noticed my house was burglarized and my bike was missing

Schwinn World Sport

Location

Logan Square
1946 N Kimball Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium, ~34” frame
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Star handlebars bars, brown Velo seat with slight tear, black wire basket on back rack, gator skin tires. The owner is only 5’0” so the frame is small/medium size.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 night, 16 hours
Incident Description: 
I came out to my enclosed back porch of my apartment this morning to leave for work and found the cable that was wrapped around my bike and my roommate’s bike cut. Only my bike was stolen my roommate’s bike was still there.

All-City Space Horse

Location

2736 N Harding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M18040679
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Cream
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has a brown women’s Brooks B17 saddle, a rear rack, and red & maroon water bottle cages. It had a back fender but no front fender when it was stolen.

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was in the enclosed back porch area of my apartment, not visible from the outside. I think one of my neighbors left our back door unlocked and someone entered and stole my bike. This occurred sometime between 2pm and 10:30pm.

DBX Crestwood

Location

1612 S Union Ave,
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Dull Blue or Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Average condition. Tires, gears working fine. Had a cable lock.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Even at 2 am in the night, the bike was still there. But, in the morning it disappeared out of nowhere. It was in a gated place everything locked up. On the balcony it was present, locked and fastened to the ledge.

CYCLEPRO AMBUSH

Location

West Town
1234 W Huron St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 2:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
R903200039
Size: 
Unisex/Standard
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, U-LOCK attached around the frame.Bike is a CYCLEPRO AMBUSH

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Stolen overnight along with two other bikes. One cut lock left behind. Incident occured overnight, and individual(s) must have had a truck to remove the bikes from our (locked) back patio.

Red Fuji 21 speed

Location

Home
1117 N Homan Ave Bsmt B
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Fuji 21 speed mountain bike, with motor attached, as well as a black rack 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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
After arriving home from work around 10:45PM, I parked my bike in my garage as I always do and headed inside. An hour or so later, I just had a weird feeling I had left the garage open (camera footage confirms I DID NOT), and I went out to check. The outside garage door was locked, but I peeked in to one of the windows, scared the perpetrator away, and they left on my bike. They were out of my field of vision at the time. All of this was confirmed with security footage later.

Schwinn Searcher

Location

Residential
1234 W Huron
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
PPD0159946
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very Good, new chain, brakes, gear shifters are mismatched as left one is 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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Reached through and unlocked gate through slats.

Giant Liv Alight 3

Location

Residential
1234 W Huron
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K46001997
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very Good Condition, has a silver bottle holder installed on frame at time of theft

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Offenders reached through gate and unlocked by reaching around. Bolt cutters were used to cut bicycle lock, scratching car bumper in the process.

Retrospec Fixie Bike

Location

727 W. Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
Matte Graphite and Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than one year old. Some scratches on the frame chain somewhat rusted

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 10 minutes
Incident Description: 
The bike was hidden in buses at the 727 W. Madison apartment building.

Fyxation Eastside Fade

Location

2618 N Spaulding Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
E1803206 VTLR5349142
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Slate Gray (Matte)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good condition, purchased about 6 months ago. front and rear reflectors in place, and small LED lights on front and rear. black handle bars

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was positioned against a wall, behind a locked door (alleyway entrance to apartment building). Door locks automatically, and only building residents have access to this entrance, but door is sometimes left propped open for short periods of time.

No name, small green mountain bike

Location

Lincolnwood Mall, upper level bike racks
Touhy Avenue
Lincolnwood , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
18" frame
Color: 
green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No logos on the bike. It had a very good green paint job. Had a curved top tube and a torn seat cover. It had a 24" front wheel, 26" back wheel, 5 speed, no front derailleur. Good lights on the handlebars and under the seat. My 14-year-old daughter rode it- she's 5'-2".

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
two + hours, from 1:15pm to 3:30pm
Incident Description: 
The guts of the cable lock were probably shattered by yanking the bike away from the bike rack.

Specialized Turbo

Location

Wicker Park
1544 W North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
55ETXGXZ3GM000443
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle in great condition except for scratch on outside of rear derailleur. At time bike was stolen rear rack with bag was installed. Bag had bicycle lock with key and multi tool in it. Handle bar also had a mount for a Quad Lock to attach phone. This is an E-bike and the thieves left the charger behind.

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: 
Bike was in secure garage that automatically closes for three apartments. Building owner reported seeing it at 12pm and the bike was no longer there when I looked at 1:30pm.

Trek Verve 1

Location

1125 Olive Rd
Homewood , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU351C3277P
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Anthracite
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike, small Paris sticker on front, white water bottle cage,

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?: 
4 months
Incident Description: 
garage door was left open for about 1 hour

Schwinn Suburban

Location

Apartment Backyard
1811 N Kedzie Avenue, Apt 2
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large, Mens
Color: 
Forest Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rusty, paint is coming off, duct tape on the handle bars, stickers all over the bike, bike is forest green with black plastic pedals, the front and back tire have different types of air pump attachments one is small and one is large, one of the stickers has is black and white says "brooklyn" and has an image of the brooklyn bridge

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?: 
left in a hidden location overnight with bike lock attached to the bike, storeroom entrance
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from enclosed and gated backyard area, not visible to any outside area. Bike was taken between 10 pm yesterday evening and 7:30 am this morning. No other details are known.

Raleigh Cadent

Location

5244 N Elston Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Silver and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red speedplay pedals, fraying grey tires

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 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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike to a street sign post while at the gym. About 35 mins into the workout, I was outside and noticed the bicycle was missing. There was also a gentleman on a lift performing work to the building while the bike was stolen but did not notice anything.

Specialized

Location

Corner of N Spaulding Ave and W Wellington
3001 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium (I think)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2016 or 2017 white, women’s, Specialized brand, hybrid bike. Black mirrors, one on each handlebar, cell phone holder on right handlebar, blue and yellow equality sticker on top of top bar of bike frame, near the handlebars. The top bar slopes downward from front to back. The word SPECIALIZED is printed on the side of the bottom diagonal bar. There is a black rack on the back that holds two large saddle bags. The rear wheel was off when the bike was stolen so it may or may not have a rear wheel. There are two water bottle holders, one white on the back vertical bar, the second black on the bottom diagonal bar. A portable speaker holder is around the top bar 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Locked for less then 24 hours the day it was stolen. But I’ve been locking it there for over 3 months
Incident Description: 
Locked bike in foyer area of my apartment building on the right of the stairwell. I locked the bike, and front tire with one U-lock and cable around the stairwell banister, and used another, separate U-lock to lock the frame to the front tire. The bike was locked to a wooden stairwell banister, which remained intact, when the bike got stolen. The thief used a saw to cut through the two locks and chain/chord around 2 am Monday morning.

Giant Roam 2

Location

Apartment Building
W. George Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K3FK31521
Size: 
Large (mens)
Color: 
Black / Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike. On the frame below the water bottle rack between the pedals there is a green and white sticker saying Mikes Bike Shop.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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 Month
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from basement storage room of apartment building located near the intersection of W. George St and Mildred St. The bike was secured to a wooden stud wall with the cable lock wrapped securely around a stud and through the bike frame and front tire.