Recent Reports

Giant Talon

Location

1358 N Bosworth Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Grey and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in great condition. It had Maxxis tires. Both tires are quick-release. One of the handles has a missing side-cover.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Many days. Months. I have used it intermittently.
Incident Description: 
The bikes are on the porch and are attached to the railing of the porch. The porch is on the second floor of the apartment complex. The porch contained multiple bikes (3). Only one was stolen.

Fuji Hybrid

Location

Gold Coast Animal Hospital
225 W Division St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
tourquise blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tourquise blue with orange/red markings. Fairly new condition with a headlight and rear light below the seat. Locked up using a Tanker lock on Division between Orleans and Wells at 5:30am today, Tuesday July 16.

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 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?: 
Less than 1 hour

Trek Zektor SSB

Location

maggie Daley park
337 E Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU289c6038L
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new. Purple handle bars. pursuit bars. has carbon cable rather than chain. disc brakes.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked for 4 hours. on randolph street at the northern extrace to maggie daley park. none of lock left behind. was next to many other cycles.

Jamis Coda Sport 17

Location

home
Davlin Ct.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U15YU10525
Size: 
17 (approx 50 cm)
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new - ridden only twice. Silver bottle holder on downtube. Silver bell on vertical part of stem (coming out of head tube). Flashing light on seat post.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
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: 
Bike was locked to the chainlink fence surrounding my backyard all day while we moved into our new apartment. Last seen at 8 pm on Sat July 13. Discovered missing at 6 am Sun July 14. Lock also missing.

NEXT Tiara

Location

Pulaski Blue Line Station
500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
youth bike, big enough for teenager
Color: 
Purple, pink, silver, white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
chain is rusted, black plastic chain protector is broken, had phone mount on right 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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours max
Incident Description: 
Bike was in an area where there is always 10 people minimum outside as it is also a popular bus stop right outside the Pulaski Blue Line Station. Station attendent was surprised anyone bothered to take it. Police report was immediately filed.

Trek

Location

North Ave Beach
North Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Lime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lime green frame, silver rack on back with black basket. Blue and black phone holder, smart halo on handlebar with alarm likely going off.

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to wooden structure at north ave beach. Wood pole was broken and bike was taken.

Canondale T700

Location

Joseph Myers
Davlin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
61 CM (aprox). This is a Very tall bike.
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is an older Canonndale touring bike. It is a classic. Aluminum frame. It has a black rear rack for saddle bags.

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?: 
BIke was left in enclosed back yard overnight accidentally ater moving into new appartment.
Incident Description: 
We moved into our new apartment yesterday. In all the commotion of unloading we left three bikes in the backyard by accident - enclosed by a fence, and not visible from the street. In the morning we remembered them, went outside, and they were gone.

Specialized Epic Comp

Location

Home
Davlin Ct.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60 cm (approx)
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a red road bike. It is from the 90's but is a classic butted-tube carbon fiber bike. It has spd clip-less pedals. It is still valuable, and quite valuable to me. Here is a picture of a similar bike: https://ibb.co/HKzwvyB

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?: 
BIke was left in enclosed back yard overnight accidentally ater moving into new appartment.
Incident Description: 
We moved in on the 14th. In the commotion of unpacking, we left three bikes in the back yard overnight. The back yard is fenced in and not visible from the street. We remembered them at 6am. We went out and they were gone. The attached picture is of a similar bike of the same make / model / color.

2011 SE Lager

Location

2057 N Hamlin Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black / Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition road bike with elevated handle bars and brand new extra cushioned grip. Black frame with purple wheels and purple accessories.

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?: 
Last parked in locked garage the afternoon of July 11.
Incident Description: 
At some point during the night of July 12 into the early morning hours of July 13, our 6" fence was hopped and garage lock was picked. Thief got away with a 2011 SE Lager black/purple road bike.

Trek Dual Sport 2

Location

Sheridan and Glenlake
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Near new. Black, front suspension, disc brakes. Bought last month

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a street sign on the SE corner of Sheridan and Glenlake at about 11:10am with an Abus Bordo lock. By the time I returned at 12:15 my bike and lock were gone.

Fuji Newest 1.0

Location

Glencoe Metra Station
823 Old Green Bay Road
Glencoe , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
59cm
Color: 
Silver/White/Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Non-stock wheels - replaced with Shimano A500 wheelset. White bar tape was getting very dirty. Replaced stock stem with shorter, more upright stem.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
Approximately 10 hours.
Incident Description: 
Description of vehicle involved – Color: Silver, White, and Gold, Make: Fuji, Model: Newest 1.0, Year: 2012, Type: Bicycle, License plate: N/A, Other details: Stolen between 9:15am and 7pm Thursday July 11, 2019 Stolen from Metra Train Station in Glencoe between 9:11am and 7pm. Cable lock secured through frame and wheels to U-Lock that was securing my other bike.

Stowabike MTB V2

Location

3755 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green writing on it-- MTB folding mountain bike

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 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?: 
2 days

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.