Recent Reports

Giant Sedona

Location

Outside bike rack
4742 N. Hamilton Ave
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
KAEK29243
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new as of July 2020. Has rack added to the back wheel to attach baskets.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Locked bike in front of building on bike rack at around 8pm on Sunday. Came back in the morning and the u lock was cut and left on the rack.

Retrospec Venus step through

Location

Back of the building
4407 N Winchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Olive green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Camel colored double pannier attached to rack. Cell phone and cup holder attached to handle bars

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 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?: 
8hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked next to others in front of my back porch in an enclosed area. This morning my bike was missing, but roommates bike (also unlocked) was still there. The locked gate to the back of our building was open.

RECOVERED Trek Domane SL 5

Location

Windy City Gyros
3932 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Red and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Heavily used but mostly clean. New black fizik bar tape. Crank is quite wobbly. Tar spots on underside of downtube. Saddle rail mounted water bottle cage bracket. (Under the saddle bag) Tail light hooked over a plastic walnut bag from TJ'S on the seatpost. Full Tiagra groupset

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
5-8 minutes
Incident Description: 
CSBR received an email on 9/19 regarding the RECOVERY: a member of one of the Chicago stolen bikes fb groups spotted it on Broadway and Wilson. So I took the train up there and had called the cops but after about 20 mins, they still hadn't shown up. The guy who had the bike cruised up to the intersection but traffic had stopped him so I ran up and grabbed the bike by the bars and seat and said, "you aren't leaving with my bike". From there, the cops showed up and since there wasn't any proof that that person had been the one who stole it, I just got the bike and we all kinda just went our separate ways. I had my bike sitting right in front of Windy City Gyros while I was inside picking up an order. There were about a dozen elevator worker union guys in the store at the time. While in line I could fully see the bike. Until I stepped up to the cashier and asked for my order I could still see it. In the 30 seconds where I wasn't able to see the bike, it was taken.

Diamond Back Wildwood

Location

Back alley of this address is where it was stolen
6830 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
ACAIOC000778
Size: 
medium, women's bike
Color: 
golden, brown, tan, shimmery
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
has a U-lock clip on that clanks on the pedal, squeaky brakes, small pouch near handlebars, shimmery gold tan color

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?: 
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?: 
one day
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to itself and a metal chain link fence, inside the locked gated area of an apartment. The fence was along a back alley. The bike went missing somewhere in between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Land Rider auto-shift hybrid bike

Location

St Louis & Shakespeare (Logan Square)
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light brown/tan color Land Rider bike in good condition. Has thick, squishy seat that doesn't come with original bike, as well as a flat black plastic light attached to the front of the left side of the handlebars.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
The Land Rider bike was locked via a cable lock that was attached to the inside, locked fence of my residential building. PLEASE NOTE: I don't have a photo of my actual bike, so the photo attached is of a bike that looks very similar to my bike from Google.

Co-op Cycl

Location

900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
ET200502147
Size: 
20 IN
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike. Dark blue with gray lettering and red accents. Disc Brakes.

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Based on security footage obtained from the building, a male wearing a hat walked up between 9:20 and 9:30PM. The thief worked on the lock for about 3 minutes with a device that generated sparks and flashes of light. A piece of a link from the chain was found on the ground indicating some sort of grinder. The thief rode off on the bike.

Specialized Vita Sport (2012)

Location

1170 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606027424G
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black bike with black eco rack on back wheel, silver Greggs Cycle stick on lower frame, light on front and red light on back, loose white plastic ring on back wheel

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?: 
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?: 
1.5 weeks
Incident Description: 
I went to the parking garage of the building to find that my bike and lock were missing from where I had left them. There were other bikes (some of which unlocked) that were still on and next to the bike rack.

state undefeated 1

Location

Uptown
4720 N sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
silver and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
some scratches but good condition. had a black rear rack with a black wire basket.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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 days
Incident Description: 
bike was in my apartment complex stairwell

Salsa La Cruz

Location

Laundry Room
2300 W Winnemac Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Raw Titianium
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stolen Titanium Cyclocross Bike Salsa La Cruz Frame Easton EC90X Fork Red Mavic Wheelset 1X9 Setup: Paul Chain Keeper Rack, Fenders Thompson Seat And Stem, Phenom Saddle Pinhead Locking Skewers Ancient SPD Pedals One Dura Ace Shifter, One Ultegra
Serial Number Unknown (I know, I know…)

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Storage room broken into (or left open by other tenant? This bikewas the only thing stolen from the entire basement.

K2 Crush

Location

Residence
3732 N MILWAUKEE AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
orange metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition Disc brakes, dual shocks Aftermarket seat and handlebar stem ***Pic of bike is stock photo***

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?: 
na
Incident Description: 
garage door left open. Noticed bike was gone Around 7am

Trek Crossrip 2

Location

6817 N Lakewood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was in really good condition, gray with 2 green stripes on the top of the frame. Has Blackburn rack, accessories bag under the seat, small pump, 2 bottle holders and 2 Continental non-puncture all-season tires (black edition). Few scratches on the front fork and the back of the frame.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen on 9/13 or 9/12 as the day before it was still there. The cable was cut and u lock was left at the place. The pictures posted are some from my gallery and the latest when posted for sale on offerup.

Early 90s Schwinn Sierra

Location

Lincoln Square
2700 block Gunnison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Chrome/Black Fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Chrome Bullmoose handlebars. Chrome Schwinn Sierra with all decals stickers removed. Black Oury Grips. Maxxis Hookworm tires. Red chain/red chain ring. Only front brake (v-brake).

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from side walk way of house.

Retrospec Mantra

Location

Orkenoy
1757 N Kimball Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
TH180406038
Size: 
43
Color: 
copper/ orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black handlebars and wheels, with bright copper orange frame. the frame is metallic copper and shines in the sun!

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours

Magna Red Excitor Mountain Bike

Location

1442 W Lexington St Apt 2R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Its Red color with some rust on chain and with Swiss Seat. Overall bike was in good condition. Its had two blue straps to the handle.

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?: 
Its was placed where we usually keep after biking. Its been there since past two months.
Incident Description: 
This is the second time Bike has been stolen from the same spot. Landlord called in the morning and informed me that bike is missing from the spot where I used to keep.

Trek Mountain Bike - Orange

Location

Basement of Apartment Complex
2622 North Avers Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has front suspension and a speedometer that is on the front handle bar. There are detachable front white blinking lights and detachable rear red blinking lights. The top tube of the frame right by the seat has a U-Lock holder that can snap in a U-Lock. It's a 21 speed bike.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
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?: 
One year and a half

Felt Z5

Location

home
1353 Grand ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
lights, phone 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?: 
n/a
Incident Description: 
garage was left open

Mountain Bike, Jamis

Location

Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 E 57th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
adult, woman design
Color: 
Yellow, Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Anterior and Posterior wheel mud guard (black); rear red light; front light; front handle bars reflector; front handle bars bell

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?: 
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
From 0600-2000
Incident Description: 
I had locked my bike to the bike rack, but the lock wouldn't easily lock both the frame and the wheel. So, I just locked the wheel to the rack, which I've done a number of times. This time wasn't like other times. It was parked on E 57th St and S Drexel in front of the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery on the Univ of Chicago campus. I reported it to campus safety office.

Retrospec

Location

5137 S Drexel Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some dents in the white tire rims and dent in the center of the main frame. Light brown handlebars

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?: 
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?: 
Unclear— potentially up to 12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen sometime between ~4PM 9/11 and 9AM 9/12

Kona 59 Dew Plus 2018 'seafoam'(teal,aqua)

Location

Home
1064 N Hermitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN18120618
Size: 
XL
Color: 
SEAFOAM/ TEAL/ AQUA
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
MINT

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 DAYS
Incident Description: 
IT WAS THERE THEN IT WASNT IN A MATTER OF 1 OR 2 HOURS

Schwinn Le Tour

Location

Foster and Paulina
1647 Foster St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Gray/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red handlebar tape. Black front and rear fenders. Rear rack with pannier mount on the left side. Top tube paint is chipped away so that the Schwinn logo is no longer visible.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen out of our garage, probably overnight. It seems the garage door may have been mistakenly left open overnight, so it was an easy theft.