Recent Reports

Mongoose Juneau Fat Tire

Location

916 W Ainslie St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Lime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Unidentifiable (no decals) neon green, medium frame, fat tires, custom C9 seat, see photo

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
All summer
Incident Description: 
I kept my bike in the gated, locked back area of our condo unit. Someone had to climb over a 6.5ft iron fence and then cut the cable that was tied around a wooden deck pole and both tires. The u-lock is probably still attached to the bike frame.

Sekine, "World Finest Bicycle"

Location

Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
~16"
Color: 
Fuschia
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rusty with flaked paint (distinguishing damage/paint flakes); 'WORLD FINEST BICYCLE' decal on downtube; seat-mount water bottle bracket with no bottle cage attached; Fortified tamper-resistance lights on handlebars and left rear seat stay; chrome Crane bell on stem; U-lock holster and original chrome cable mount brackets on top tube; brand new Continental 32cm tires; faded pink duct tape covering various rust spots on frame.

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 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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Was locked to metal rail directly outside my door Sat. evening at 9pm, discovered missing late Monday morning. I was home throughout this time.

Trek Portland

Location

3406 w Shakespeare ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU248SZ0242D
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek road bike in very good condition with a rack attached to the back. The bike is brown with “trek” written in white letters

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?: 
About 1 month
Incident Description: 
My wife arrived home after being out for three hours and the bike was missing from the garage. Nothing else was taken so we assume it was just one person that grabbed it.

motobecane turino pro

Location

4714 N. Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
d67k00415
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Straight handlebars, detachable rear mudguard, red rear light and bell.

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?: 
14hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike taken from garage between 5:30pm Friday and 3pm Saturday (9/7). Garage door was opened intermittently due to construction work at the property.

Javelin Vigorelli

Location

3229 N Central Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White industries rear hub, white deep v's, carbon fork, Cinelli stem

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?: 
years

Specilized Rockhopper

Location

Wrigleyville
Addison and Racine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black, yellow, and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This a custom bike so the color should give it away. Other small distinguishable feature is that one of the tire pump nozzles has a cracked red cap on it and the other tire is missing the cap.

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 a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a wooden post (I'm an idiot) in the back of an apartment complex in the alley way right near the corner of Addison/Racine.

Raleigh Alysa 1

Location

garage
1807 N Talman Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
u143k10282
Color: 
White with purple & gray stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well maintained bike. Has U-bar lock attacked to vertical post. Pannier rack on back. Removable front/back lights

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?: 
Bike is always stored in garage
Incident Description: 
Husband left garage door open as we were leaving. Thief biked past around 9:25 am, saw the garage door was open and entered to steal the bike.

MATE

Location

WICKER PARK
1527 N Wicker Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Foldable Electric bike with smaller wheels
Color: 
RED
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
MATE bike, foldable, red, it says MATE across the frame in big letters

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?: 
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?: 
2 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was tied to a bike rack in Wicker Park at 1527 N Wicker Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. I left it there at 7:30 pm, it was gone by 9:30 pm when I returned.

2013 Haro Projekt

Location

Lakeview
3701 n. Ashland ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55
Color: 
Silver, blue brake lines
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New crank shaft, stirrup only on right pedal, two different tires (new one w/kevlar reinforcement in front), black schwinn seat, blue haro sticker still on, projekt sticker worn off.

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 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?: 
4 hours

Diamondback sorrento

Location

4320 n Sacramento
4320 N Sacramento
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Eco rack

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen bike

Biria

Location

4452 S. Vincennes
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
K120723758
Color: 
cream body, black basket, dark tan seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
VERY GOOD, bell on one side, a bike rack in the front, 7 speed changes, it has a bike lock "stand" in the center

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 years
Incident Description: 
bike was kept in my locked, personal storage unit. someone picked the lock and stole the bike.

Cervelo P3

Location

Belmont train stop
3355 West Belmont Avenue
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48 cm post
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mainly red with white strips; minimal scratches, aero bars, clip in road bike pedals (SPD),

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours

Cannondale Quick

Location

1400 N Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men's, Large
Color: 
Gray/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, stolen with lock, black sticker on front frame

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from home balcony, not locked. Thief must have seen it from alleyway and came in to gated area to remove bike.

Mercier Kilo TT Purple 57 cm

Location

Ukranian Village
2217 W Chicago Ave Apt, 3R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Was in great shape, brand new handle bar gel grips that are screwed on, up right handle bars, a MASH sticker on the bike and a pink brake.

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?: 
one day
Incident Description: 
Accidentally left my Bike resting on the back porch on a 3rd level apartment building in the rear of an apartment building. Someone broke into the gate and came up three flights of stairs for it.

Vilano 26" Mountain Bike Ridge 2.0 MTB 21 Speed

Location

Whole foods
Grand Ave and Illinois St intersection
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red and black mountain bike with white lettering on logo and tri-spoked wheels. Scratches on Vilano logo covered with black nail polish, rusted spots on metal surfaces particularly the suspension and pedals, disc brakes squeak horribly and drag a little causing bike to squeak when peddling. Attached accessories: fender on back, pakrak on back, black plastic water bottle holder, luminos light switch, headlight.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
15-20min
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to a railing under stairs where most bikes are parked by Whole Foods shoppers and found it strange that there were no other bikes and only two heavy duty U-locks there. Came out about 15-20min later to find bike and lock was gone. Fairly heavy traffic foot traffic in area but it is right next to an underpass which does not have as much foot traffic.

Specialized Sirrus

Location

Home
1036 N. Honore St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 2, 2019 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920422
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Purchased on 8/31/19. All matted black Specialized 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen out of a secure garage. The garage door was forced open for entry.

Nishiki Pueblo

Location

2700 W. Giddings St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
16
Color: 
Black and Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was in an enclosed and locked backyard. Someone had to come in and take it. The bike was not locked since it was inside a locked backyard.

Trek '09 Model 7000

Location

melissa tierney
2161 N Claremont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU318C1401C
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
Black/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent. Wheel locks, basket, locking skewers

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside locked back entrance/porch. The lock was shimmied, door left open. The lock went thru the wheels. I just found the serial number so am reporting it now.

Trek FX 1

Location

Blue Line Stop at Damen
1547 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 2, 2019 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU068C0385M
Size: 
Tall enough to be comfortably ridden by a 6 ft man
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a water bottle holder with a small emergency hand pump attached to the frame, and a small patch kit bag below the seat. They also stole my dark grey/black helmet.

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 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?: 
It was locked up using a master lock keyed bike lock cable
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at Damen Blue Line station bike rack. Left for about 2 hours. Came back to find bike and lock missing.

Trek 7.2 FX WSD

Location

Lauren Gorte
3616 N. Janssen Ave, 2S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU119C2478K
Color: 
Charcoal Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pink accents

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Consistently stored here for years
Incident Description: 
Garage door was left open, bike was behind car in garage mounted to wall