Recent Reports

Trek FX2

Location

2211 North Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU304C0189L
Size: 
25 (XL)
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had U-lock on it when 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?: 
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: 
Bike was stolen out of my garage in wicker Park

Raleigh Route 1 Hybrid

Location

Cagan apartments on Hermitage
4336 N. Hermitage Ave, Unit 2E
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
I'm 5'5 and the bike was on the small side, even for me - kinda compact. Maybe a 50" frame?
Color: 
Red (with some black trim)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty old, very rusted fork and bolts, very worn out and hard to read gear index, and those front-pointing fork bars added on, corroded to a weird silver color. Has a bike lock holder w/ lock on the bike, and a light holder on the handlebars. Not in the greatest of shape, honestly, but looks OK. I could probably locate something w/ my serial # on it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
YEARS!! There are like 10 other crappy bikes in there; only MY crappy bike is now missing. Recently the storage room lock was broken for over a month.
Incident Description: 
I took my bike for a tune-up early in May, and picked it up on 5/15, and when returning it to my storage space where many people in my building keep their bikes, where it's been for like 15 years without incident, I noticed the storage room lock was busted and the door would not even stay shut. I reported it to my landlord, but the work order shows it wasn't completed/fixed until 6/27!! Was out of town over the 4th, came back and went into the storage space. The lock is now fixed, TONS of other bikes and junk are still in there, but not MY bike. It's probably not worth a lot, but to have something for years in the same spot - I just want to know, you know? Why MY bike? It's not even that nice!! This probably won't come to anything, but any info or whatever appreciated.

Cervelo R3

Location

859 N Hermitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 2:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
R3C11DOO473
Size: 
49 inch
Color: 
White with Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small scratch on top tube, new Sram Red components, DT Swiss wheels with Chris King Hubs, Jand bag

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
1 day inside my locked car, inside closed garage
Incident Description: 
Broke into garage, broke rear passenger window and took bike.

Jamis Beatnik

Location

3136 N Damen
Oswego , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56-58 cm
Color: 
White (technically "beer foam" is what the manual calls it)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased within the past year, so relatively new. There was also a cheap rear rack that gripped the frame, instead of being screwed in the normal way. The pedals had been upgraded to metal, instead of the factory plastic, with reflectors on only one side of the pedals. One of the front spokes had a slight bend. Had a standard On Guard u-lock mounted on the interior.

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Had the bike in my gated backyard, not visible from the sidewalk or rear alley. The gate was left open and I believe a neighbor had adjusted my bike slightly so it may have been seen by a passerby.

Specialized Hardrock 81115-7304

Location

Marine Towers
4100 N Marine Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC6061289843
Size: 
LG
Color: 
Gry/Wht/Blk
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new looking barely used. Bought in 2015 still looks new. Has luggage rack on back. Gry, water holster no kickstand, Road tires as i removed the stock MTN tires. Special locking skewers and bulldog mini lock and latch. The lock should be still attached to the body of the bike not in the locking holster since it was forcefully cut off the bike rack wire it was attached to, which should look odd

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
My Bike was in the parking garage of my apt building locked to the wall with the buildings wire lock and my bulldog u-lock

Trek 1.5 road bik

Location

3652 N Central Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White with Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Trek 1.5 Road Bike with some blue coloring

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?: 
over night, wasn't locked in garage
Incident Description: 
Some time during the night, someone removed the screen from our window and snuck into our garage stealing two bikes. They appear to have unlocked the door and left through our standard sized door through the back yard.

TREK Neko

Location

home
3311 Church St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU343C1326M
Size: 
18
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Black/charcoal matte frame with pink drink cage.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
unsure, a few hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked and secured around 9pm on back porch. In the morning, bike and lock were missing. A second bike with a blown back tire was left in yard

Trek Marlin Mountain Bike

Location

Home
3652 N Central Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
29 inch hard tail Trck Marlin, had flat BMX style pedals.

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?: 
over night, wasn't locked in garage
Incident Description: 
Some time during the night, someone removed the screen from our window and snuck into our garage stealing two bikes. They appear to have unlocked the door and left through our standard sized door through the back yard.

Chaos FS20 BMX neon green bike

Location

Riis Park playground
2546 N Austin Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Color: 
Lime green color
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Not sure

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
My bike got stolen at the Bicycle orange parking spot at the playground at Riis Park. My bike was near my little sister bicycle before it got stolen.

Cannondale Quick 4

Location

Corner of Rush/State St. and E. Cedar St.
11 E. Cedar St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
mb34719
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Medium to dark gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Purchased it roughly three months ago. There were no accessories on the bike.

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 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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with two cable locks to a bike rack near 11 E. Cedar Street in Chicago. Both locks were cleanly cut and left at the scene.

Womens Giant Escape 2

Location

Home
2908 w. north Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
c24L3552
Size: 
Womens Small
Color: 
White/Green/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gently used - Has a black U lock rack mounted under the seat

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was well hidden under our back porch. Not visible at all to the street, back alley, or side yards. Our yard is enclosed by an 8 foot fence that is padlocked. My husband saw my bike under the porch at 7 am when he left for work and when he returned home around 4:30 it was missing.

Trek Emonda ALR6 2017

Location

1435 N Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU126G0499L
Size: 
62
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black with army print handle bars

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week

Specialized women's

Location

1337 w granville ave
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
almost 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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
someone entered our garage and stole our daughter's women's size turquiose specialized brand hybrid bike.

Trek Hybrid

Location

Waterfront Cafe
6219 n sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent. Pouch behind 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
We were eating at the waterfront Cafe 6219 n Sheridan. The bike was 30 feet from me. The host saw 3 teenagers acting suspiciously and they took the bike when he turned away.

Specialized Women's Diverge E5 2018/2019

Location

5735 N kimball
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602091164N
Size: 
52
Color: 
Satin Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has 2 water bottle Holders and Look Keo Road pedals. (3 clipless pedal). Also the front and back Tires are different. The back tires is bigger that the front tire.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I left my bike inside building at the Lobby area without Locked.
Incident Description: 
I came to visit my Friends around 5.30 pm. I left the my bike at the lobby without lock and stay overnight with my friends Apt. next morning around 6 am.I did not see my bike. I come to visit my friends every week and sometime I ride the bike here and left the bike at the lobby.

Not sure not sure

Location

Uncle Julios Mexican from scratch
North and Clybourne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and neon green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost brand new. One hole near the right side of the handle bars. Has a cheap water bottle holder on the frame. Cheap blinking red light(detachable so probably won't be on it anymore)

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?: 
30 minutes

Schwinn world sport

Location

Resident
6254 N Greenview Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue bike with white writing.

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?: 
30mins
Incident Description: 
Bike was left outside in front yard. For about 30mins before it was stolen.

TREK 4500

Location

The Penthouse at Grand Plaza
540 N State St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
18"
Color: 
Cobalt blue mixed/toned
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow seat (probably changed out), blue basket zip-tied to handlebars (probably removed), back wheel rack, green bottle holder inside frame, cheap target American-themed ringer, and very thick, red o-shaped lock that's locked at the front side of the frame (key was lost so I doubt thieves would be able to remove this without taking a hacksaw or power tool to it). I have a photo showing the o-shaped lock that is stuck on the frame.

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 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?: 
About six hours overnight starting at 10pm
Incident Description: 
Cable was cut and bike was taken. I have a handful of photos of bike, location, and surrounding security cameras that may have captured the theft.

Specialized Globe Vienna 3

Location

735 W Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, pedals and bike seat had been replaced so they are different than what appears in the picture (the new pedals and seat are black and larger)

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up on a metal fence near the back entrance of my building. I have been leaving it there for a week and had taken it to a friends on Wednesday. I locked up the bike at 10:58pm (7/3) and returned to ride it today (7/5) at 1:25pm only to find it missing. Another broken U-bar lock that didn't belong to me was found where my bike had been and my lock was nowhere in the alleyway.

Trek Dual Sport 3 M/VOLT GRN

Location

Lincoln Park Chicago
N. Paulina St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU057C1944P
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Neon Green (Volt)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new (2019). Shimano Hydrolic Disc Brakes, Shimano Shift Triggers, Bontrager Tires.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 Hours
Incident Description: 
Between 9:30pm 7/4/2019 - 7:30 AM 7/4/2019 bike was stolen off bike rack on my vehicle (Black Buick Encore SUV) on N. Paulina St. It was locked with a U Lock through the front tire and frame plus a cable combination lock through front/back tires and rack.