Recent Reports

Schwinn Mesa Runner

Location

1809 W. Augusta
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
G10866251594
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
OPERATIONAL BIKE - CARGO RACK CONNECTED FROM SEAT POST, TWO LED LIGHTS MOUNTED, ONE RED TO THE SEAT POST AND ONE WHITE TO THE HANDLE BARS. ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT (BLACK PLASTIC BAR WITH TWO SCREWS ON IT) AS WELL AS A BIKE LOCK AND LOCK HOLDER ATTACHED TO HANDLE BAR. THERE IS A BLACK PETZL STICKER ON THE LOWER CROSS BAR FACING UP TOWARD RIDER.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
moments
Incident Description: 
Rode bike into alleyway, parked in front of garage, walked around to open garage through side gate, opened garage door and bike was gone, along with Petzl helmet and headlamp that was resting on bike. Lock was not engaged. Total time was less than 10 seconds. I should have known better...

Schwinn

Location

Rogers Park, intersection of Damen/Estes
7064 N. Damen
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly damaged, scratches on the frame, front wheel rim is new, brakes are a bit loose and malfunctioning

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?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left my bicycle unattended and unlocked for about 10 minutes while I stepped inside, when I was back it was gone.

Fuji Sportif 3S

Location

2435 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49 cm frame
Color: 
RED
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
ridden a lot so tires show wear (bought in 2015), frame still looks in new condition but has some marks, pedals have baskets

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?: 
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack where other bikes were also locked in secure garage of apartment building [building is old Cracker Jack toy factory in Lincoln Park]. Bike had only been there for 24 hours. Owner is extremely upset, PLEASE RETURN or contact owner if you know or see anything.

Kestrel Talon Shimano 105

Location

345 N. Canal
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD34M0482L
Color: 
Dark Grey with Red Handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condistion

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?: 
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 Day
Incident Description: 
Thief broken into Condo Building through two locked doors then took the locked bike from the bike room.

Cannondale R500 Slice Ultra

Location

4504 N. Troy Fl. 1
4504 N. Troy Fl. 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Cannondale R500 Slice Ultra. 2 different rims. Blue wrapped handle bars

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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
I had a pipe burst in my apartment so the maintaince man came over to fix it and left the back door to an enclosed back porch open. 2 bikes were actually stolen. My old landlord knows about the incident and took some money off rent to compensate for the stolen bikes

Jamis Renegade Exile

Location

4251 N Marine Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
V178K08920
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cross cycle bike Has drop handlebars, light aluminum frame, disk breaks.

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 street sign.

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?: 
6hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked it to a city bus sign which was planted into earth, not bolted into concrete. There were no pieces of lock anywhere leading me to believe that the bike was lifted entirely off the post.

Schwinn Solar

Location

Randolph and Wells building main entrance
128 N Wells street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Schwinn road bike, black with red line on the main tube and “Schwinn” written in white letters on each side of the tube... white seat, black wheal....

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 hours s
Incident Description: 
Bike was lokced in front of the entrance of business building, last seen around 4:30 with another bike locked on the other side of the bike rack. Around 7pm that I was exiting the building in or there to get my bike an head home, that bike was no longer there. I think they migh have stolen it in that time frame...

6KU Aluminum Fixed Gear Single-Speed Fixie Urban Track Bike

Location

300 S Waker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
unsure
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
orc head and "Waaagh" stickers on both sides of the frame Road handlebar SRAM brake levers and brakes Red and yellow light reflecting stickers on front wheel's spokes, green and blue on rear wheel's ones

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?: 
2-3 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to the bike rack in front of 300 S Wacker Dr building around 1PM and got inside. I was getting out to check on it perhaps every 40 min. When I did it around 4 PM it was gone along with the cable.

Trek 2.1 WSD

Location

Southport Lanes & Billiards
3325 N. Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU335G0394C
Size: 
47cm
Color: 
Cream/orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Bike computer on right handlebar. Black/grey zipper saddle bag under seat with chapstick inside.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Maximum 15 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up Monday, July 23rd at 9pm. Owner returned Tuesday, July 24th at noon, and bike and lock were both gone.

Bianchi Torino

Location

Garage
2121 W Division St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New - Fancy lights on both 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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was in my shared garage. Left unlocked for 1 day.

Vilano Fixed gear/Single speed

Location

Lakeview
1410 W Fletcher St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
27"
Color: 
Blue with red wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It had a white seat, brand new, stickers Heathens on the front, florida and cubs stickers on the forks, a FSU spear sticker on the right side of the frame, a chicago flag sticker on the left side,

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I had been locking it there for a few months now, last time I rode the bike was on 7/23/2018 (yesterday)
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up along with my 2nd bike, left alone, I locked it up where I always do when I get home from work and it was there all night until I went to bed around 12:30 at night, when I woke up the next day it was gone.

Woman's Specialized Sirrus V-Brake

Location

just north of University of Chicago
55th St and Ellis
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920082682N
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new; black except for pink/teal in the tires, and a black bird water holder. Has toeclips.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Forgot to lock bike to rack at night in locked backyard. Left at 11pm and woke up at 7am to find bike missing.

Trek Madone 2.1C

Location

Household
3334 W Eastwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU 362G5274G
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Condition, No Toe Clips

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Bike in Locked Garage--Garage broken into.

Divvy

Location

Divvy Station at Blue Island & 18th
1800 S. Blue Island Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
P00042
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This was a shared Divvy bike - it looks like all of the other Divvy bikes.

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 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?: 
unsure
Incident Description: 
I removed a Divvy bike from the station at Morgan & 31st Street at approximately 2:30 pm on Thursday, July 11th. I rode to work in Pilsen and returned the bike to the station at Blue Island Avenue & 18th Street at approximately 2:45 pm. When I returned the bike there were two gentlemen sitting on bikes in the station on their phones; I thought this was odd, but the bike locked in (i.e. the light on the station turned red) when I returned it so I didn't dwell on it. The next day I got a notification from Divvy (via email) that the bike was not returned.

SE-LAGER* USA

Location

Buena Shores Apartments
833 W Buena Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
tz17my5252
Size: 
58
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, bought 2 months ago. One gear, scarlet red, black rims, black lager stickers.

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?: 
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?: 
I kept the bike locked to a bike rack in the backyard of my building. Last time I saw my bike on Friday, around 3pm.
Incident Description: 
Last time I used and saw my bike was on Friday, July 20. I locked it to the bike rack in the back of the building, as I always did. Today I realized it was stolen and I reported the incident to the management of the building immediately. They claim that that area of the yard is not covered with cameras. The bike rack cannot be seen from the street, and only residents and their visitors, as well as, obviously, bike thefts who regularly check the yard in search for new bikes, could know about it.

1983 Trek 720

Location

2627 N Mildred Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 23, 2002 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/a
Size: 
52
Color: 
Blue and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1980s Trek Steal-Frame Blue and Yellow Frame Mustashe Handlebars Front Cargo Rack Black Brooks Saddle

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?: 
1 night
Incident Description: 
Bike hidden behind porch in between coach house and front house. I have been storing it there every night for over a year. Ride daily. Stored it at about midnight last night and it was gone this morning.

Raleigh

Location

Wrigleyville
1040 W School St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is an older model with lugs. Black handlebar tape.

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?: 
1 hour

Miyata Track Bike

Location

North and Kedzier
1550 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Former messenger bike with a strong patina. Mavic Ksyrium front wheel with locking skewer. Nitto stem and drops. Thompson seat post and Fizik saddle with all the padding on the nose worn off. Dura Ace Cranks, chainring and rear hub.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from outside my apartment door on the second floor of a locked medium-sized residential building. Not visible from the outside and behind several locked doors suggests that this was a crime of opportunity rather than a professional thief.

Trek 7.3FX

Location

Colombia Yacht Club
111 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU117C6348J
Color: 
GREEN - Bright/Neon Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike - four years old

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 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?: 
Four hours
Incident Description: 
Had locked at bike at 111 North Lake Share Drive outside the harbour. When I came back after few hours the bike was gone.

Giant Escape 2 Disc

Location

5120 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Odometer sensor on the front wheel. Orland Park Cyclery sticker on it. Red and white flashing lights on the front and back.

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 a wooden pole, railing, 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?: 
5 days.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a big wooden post located under our stairwell. Someone walked into our backyard and cut the lock. Bike it only visible once you enter the backyard, bushes block the view from the alley. Last rode the bike around 3PM June 20th, went to check on it at 2PM June 21st and it was gone.