Recent Reports

Specialized Allez E5

Location

Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 29, 2024 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606002611P
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. A Cygolite Hotshot taillight, Garmin out-front GPS mount, and Abus Bordo lock cradle were attached to the bike.

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 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?: 
<4 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked to bike rack on south side of Northwestern University Library around 8:00pm. Came out at midnight to find the bike and lock missing.

Trek dual sport

Location

Bike rack outside elemental health
2225 w north ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU099XC0411T
Size: 
3M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition. Black bike with dark grey trek on frame

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike locked on bike rack outside 2225 w North Ave. Went to an hour yoga class next door, came back and bike gone along with lock and helmet

Lotus

Location

Sunnyside Mall
4516 N Malden St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
30" Standover
Color: 
Gray Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Reflective stickers on front fork and frame, bullhorn handlebars with blue wraps, asymmetrical brake levers, saddle with relief cutout, pink and silver cable housing, front basket, plastic fender, silver metal pedals, rear light

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
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, had been locked for 2 years in same location

Velotric Nomad 1

Location

3025 N Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
E-Bike
Serial No.: 
1232301216
Size: 
Step through, 26" fat tire. Bike is 42" tall and about 75" long
Color: 
Teal/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No battery (battery was not stolen). Had bar mitts on the handlebars. Arkel Orca panniers (very large). Electronic horn hanging from the handlebars. A built-in frame-mounted headlight and an external handlebar-mounted headlight. Had LED tube lights woven through the spokes on the front and rear wheels. The chainring and crank arms are non-standard. Suspension seatpost.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
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?: 
It was locked to an iron railing in the parking lot behind our building. It had been locked here - when not in use - since July/August 2023.
Incident Description: 
The AirTag on my bike last checked in on 4/23/2024 at 5:08 pm. I did not notice the bike was taken until 1:55 pm on 4/30/2024. It seems an angle grinder was used to cut through the chain. Two of the ringlets were partially left behind. My partner's bike - the same bike - locked up in the same way, just a few feet behind mine was not touched.

Fuji Sportif 2.1

Location

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ACJ22H000257
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Tech silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good condition, when stolen the quick release front tire had been removed (may have had a new one connected)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
4.5 hours (maximum)
Incident Description: 
Locked to bike rack through front tire (which was quick release), taken from location on Sunday 4/28/24 between 3:30pm and 8pm.

Tommaso La Forma

Location

900-910 W Winona Condos
902 W Winona St Unit GN
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 22, 2024 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
White with black letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike was not rideable at the time of theft. Both tires were flat and the chain and gears were rusted. Otherwise the bike was in reasonably good shape.

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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
My bike was being stored under my back stairs. Someone would have to gain access to a locked gate, then walk all the way down the gang way to find it. I was not locked to anything, but sat right outside two back doors. My security camera shows the bike there at 6:32PM, but gone the next time it comes on at 8:34AM.

Cannondale Quick 1

Location

WeWork Bridgeview Bank
4753 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 25, 2024 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
EA38034
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black Pearl
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly brand new.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike to the bike rack in front of the WeWork Bridgeview Bank location at around 12pm. When I returned to the bike rack around 3pm the bike was missing along with the lock.

Cannondale Synapse AL Disc Sora

Location

2239 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ME16670
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Sage Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black bottle cage and black Ergon 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?: 
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 left inside private garage, went missing between 9am and 1pm.

Cannondale Caad 12 Disc

Location

Capitol Hill Lofts
625 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 29, 2024 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Light Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition. Light gray all around, with some yellow streaks (under top of frame). Link to picture of bike: https://d2yn9m4p3q9iyv.cloudfront.net/cannondale/2019/caad12-disc-105/thumbs/1000/bcea1.webp

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?: 
3 days, 16 hours
Incident Description: 
Last seen on 4/25/24 at 10:30 PM in garage (2 doors to get to bike). Stolen sometime between then and 4/25/24 at 3:00 PM. Could have entered and left through garage or front doors.

specialized Diverge

Location

4545 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 26, 2024 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC0250570855
Color: 
Black-blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new specialized diverge bike

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Someone entered our front gate, front door and went to the basement storage area and walked away with the bike.

Trek Mountain Bike

Location

Alley
2305 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black with grey writing for TREK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike still had the red u-lock connected to the frame. Bike is older. Left brake does not work. Scratches in the middle frame from the u-lock. Slightly damaged circular piece on the back wheel. Has a spot for a water bottle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
10 minutes, not locked.
Incident Description: 
My bike was parked in my parking spot in the alley, next to trash cans. While I went upstairs to get the key for my lock, I saw a blue truck pass by. I think the truck may have confused my bike for trash, since it was parked near trash cans. When I returned, the bike was gone.

Green Schwinn Volare Hybrid

Location

Alley
Chicago Ave & Western
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Green and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition like-new, no distinguishing scratches or anything.

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?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in my parking spot in the alley. It was next to trash cans so I think a blue truck came by and mistook it for trash, picking up my bike.

Felt f3 2015

Location

University pl 619, Evanston
3743 Salem Walk B1
Northbrook , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Dark grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, but looks fine. Felt name on the frame is white and Shimano ultregra names on brakes are also white.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Left my bike overnight in the biking spot. Next day it wasn't there

Fuji Touring

Location

Home
1600 w chase
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
unsure
Size: 
48 cm (i think)
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2015 Fuji touring bike with upright handle bars. Bright green handle grips, Small back rack, toe cage pedals, black fenders.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
one hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to itself at the bottom of staircase in a keyed entry building. The bike was not in view from the street. Video caught a white man with a beanie hat jump over the fence, pick up the bike and walk out.

2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8

Location

1939 N Howe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC004038441U
Size: 
54
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 in Gloss Smoke / Satin Black Pearl

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 in garage
Incident Description: 
Individual entered garage and stole two unlocked bikes.

Specialized Black

Location

1245 WEST ALTGELD ST
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 22, 2024 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 adult black Specialized bikes were stolen from our garage overnight. One has black fenders, lights, a kickstand, custom handles, and a black folding lock. Other has a rack, lights, and a red U lock.

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Both adult black Specialized bikes were stolen out of our garage overnight.

Schwinn Sprint

Location

Church & Maple
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue frame & yellow handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow handlebars, rear bike rack attached, Wilmette ILL bicycle license (first four numbers 2348)

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?: 
1 hour

Electra Verse 24D

Location

1440 W Cullom Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
ELW2H02966
Color: 
Green/Olive/Putty
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has a cream colored bell and stainless steel water bottle holder

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?: 
Since we've had the bike
Incident Description: 
We had someone use trash cans to jump over our locked back gate and then enter our garage and steal the bike.

Schwinn Ladies Hybrid (unsure of model)

Location

Condo building
524 N Hermitage Ave Unit 9
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Gray with yellow accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The water bottle cage is broken

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+ year
Incident Description: 
Came home from appointment and bikes were gone. Garage is locked so it was either left open or someone had a key.

Schwinn Vantage RX1

Location

Condo building
524 N Hermitage Ave Unit 9
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Black / green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Bike bag 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+ year
Incident Description: 
Either the garage was left open or someone in our building stole them.