Recent Reports

Trek District

Location

Apartment building
732 W Bittersweet Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Silver/grey with Orange rims.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, slightly dirty, light scratches and light dents in frame. Silver rack over back wheel, with bags on both sides, missing mounting screw on right side rear wheel connection.

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?: 
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?: 
15 hours since last use, kept in same spot for past 3 months.
Incident Description: 
My ulock was cut and left on the cast iron fence in front of my apartment where the bike was stolen from.

Jamis Bossanova

Location

My Garage
1258 W ROSEDALE AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
E30601
Size: 
56"
Color: 
Black and Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is my 365 commuter workhorse with a rear rack and black and gold fenders in the front and back. Also has pinhead locks - whoever stole this bike won't be able to get the wheels off!

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 unlocked inside a garage. Garage door *may* have been left open - don't send a 12 yr. old take out the garbage - which gave the thief easy access to the bike and a quick way to scoot off. Obviously I should have locked the bike which wouldn't have stopped him from stealing it but at least he wouldn't have been able to ride away with it!

Nishiki

Location

5200 S Blackstone
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No accessories, just a few reflectors

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

Fyxation Eastside

Location

Kedzie/Lyndale Building
3145 W Lyndale St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FXN1703223
Size: 
55
Color: 
Light and Dark Blue with Orange, Yellow, and Red Stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is close to brand new, only one season old. Brown Seat, Brown Bull Horn Handle Bars, Red Pedals with Straps

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
It was always stored in the location since purchase last year.
Incident Description: 
My bike was stored in a storage basement with several other bikes, it was locked to it's self with a Kryptonite U-lck through the front wheel and frame and a chain connected the the real wheel. I do not know specifically when it was stolen, because i have not been on it all winter. I discovered it missing yesterday.

Verza Cafe 7 Men Matte Blackout 19

Location

1380 W Randolph Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
AJ70922644
Size: 
19"
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, had two stickers on it, one was a blue sticker with addidas logo and "Chicago". Other was a sticker that said "The Bike Lane", the shop that I bought it from.

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?: 
1 hour 45 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen sometime between 5:30PM and 7:15PM. Video footage was taken of the incident but has not yet been reviewed by the detective.

Scattante 660

Location

CNA Building
333 s wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Carbon forks, red brake lines

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?: 
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?: 
8 hrs

Specialized Sirrus 2018

Location

651 w washington blvd
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920169186N
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Berry
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new bike had a wirtz storage sticker on it

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from outside my work place during business hours.

Giant TCR Advanced 3

Location

Chicago Board of Trade
370 S Financial Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
M/L
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a Giant TCR Advanced that has a white frame with black and blue lettering. It has blue handlebar tape that is slightly worn due to wear. The rear wheel has a silver hub/spokes while the front wheel has a black hub/spokes after having been replaced. The bike is in excellent condition overall with minor scratches along the seat tube.

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked up outside of the Chicago Board of Trade building on Financial Place just north of Van Buren. There are a lot of bike stands outside of the building and anywhere between 30-50 bikes parked in that area everyday. I locked my bike up with a Kryptonite Chain Lock that was secured around the rear wheel and frame to the bike stand. There were also a pair of bike cuffs that locked the front wheel to the frame. When I returned to where the bike was locked up, I found a piece of the mini u-lock that was used to secure the krytonite chain, so it seems that bolt cutters were likely used to defeat it.

RALEIGH CAPRI 2.0 48CM GRN

Location

Van Der Rohe
2933 N Sheridan Rd, apt 306
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48CM
Color: 
GRN
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It could potential have a Triathlon sticker on it. It has a under the seat bag

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 Months

2011 CT27036S146BLK by Biria

Location

My USPS contact info is 60641
P.O. Box 412190
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
K00711028
Size: 
M
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition; a few scratches on top tube between seat post and head tube; 1 front gear, 7 rear gears; new black front basket, 50-year-old steel rear basket; air-powered fog horn, bell ringer, black pouch under tan quick-release seat; front and rear silver-colored fenders; Spanish language Christian bumper stickers fastened with cable ties on front and rear baskets and on sides of baskets

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?: 
wasn't locked
Incident Description: 
Bike was stashed in front east lobby of Jewel Food Store at 4660 W. Irving Park Rd., while owner did 15-20 minutes of shopping, and its rear basked contained a bag full of groceries newly purchased from a different store, tied down with red, hooked, bungie cords. Owner had been doing this a couple of times a week for some seven years without incident, until today. The bike was gone when the owner finished shopping and entered the lobby. When I reported the theft to the store, the customer service representative called the police, handed me the telephone receiver, and I tele-filed a police report. I also spoke two assistant managers later today, but no one mentioned a word about the existence of video recordings, which surely exist. I just hope that they won't be erased.

Mercurio RA5

Location

748 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom BMX handles

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Locked in private storage room.
Incident Description: 
Stolen from private storage room. Suspected bike thief in building.

Mercador

Location

748 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom handle bars (bmx).

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike has been kept there since September 2017.
Incident Description: 
Bike was in locked and dead-bolted back storage area. Neighbor has large rotating number of bikes and bike parts. Probably 20-30 different bikes in past few months.

Pure Jasper

Location

Garage
2627 N Drake Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
XDR17I0045
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike came out of the box 3 weeks ago at the bike store on 3/31/18 and only had about 40 miles on it so far, so quite new. It has 18 speeds, Shimano Sora componenents

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
The side door to my garage was pried open sometime between noon on 4/22/18 and 7:30am on 4/25/18. Bike was removed through the side door. Prior to the incident, the bike had only been taken in and out of the garage three times, and none of those times was there anyone else in the alley.

Surly Crosscheck

Location

Logan Square
2622 N Talman Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M15052461
Size: 
52
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 years old. Norma wear/tear 1x9 Crank Wee-Ride trailer connector on seat post

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?: 
12 hour window in which the bike may have been stolen
Incident Description: 
Theif used a crowbar to crack frame on the garage door to gain access.

Cannondale Quick 5

Location

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Parkway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
AM17942
Size: 
S
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Back Rear Mount with scratches down to the metal (from carrying my Ulock)

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Rode bike to work and locked bike at bike rack outside of Cancer Center. When I was leaving work, the bike was gone along with lock.

Trek Bontrager FX3

Location

1433 N Paulina St, 2R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU306C4240M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new, purchased in March 2018.

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 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?: 
Locked over the weekend
Incident Description: 
Came home from work to find bike was missing, along with wooden railing that it was locked to.

2016 Breezer Downtown Hybrid

Location

1216 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
medium
Color: 
light pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used 5 times. Like new. Had a brown wicker basket and a topeak baby seat on it. Also has a water bottle holder.

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 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a closed garage that was broken into. Only the bike was missing.

Trek Dual Star

Location

1342 W Cullerton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
8
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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 10hrs

Fuji Traverse 1.3

Location

Civic opera building
20 N Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Olive green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition: like new Non modified bike Light mounts front and back.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked with fold lock and cable

Trek District

Location

Chicago Board of Trade
141 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU232C0036H
Size: 
55
Color: 
Smoke grey with red trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gates carbon belt drive, aerobars wrapped in green.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours