Recent Reports

2021 Kona Dew

Location

3002 W Ainslie St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN20061402
Size: 
medium
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was about 2 months old with little wear. When stolen, had a u-lock mount on the frame, and light mounted to 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?: 
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?: 
16 hrs
Incident Description: 
I stowed my bike in the lobby of the apartment building around 5pm Tuesday night. The lobby has a locked door and there is an external locked gate entry to the complex. The bike was left alongside around 5 other bikes belonging to other tenants, some of which were locked, others not. The front tire of the bike was locked to the frame with a u-lock, and my helmet was hanging from the handlebars. When I left for work in the morning, around 10am, the bike and lock were both gone, and the helmet was left in a stroller parked next to the other bikes. I didn't notice any of my neighbors' bikes missing.

Giant Defy

Location

American Hospital Association
155 N Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GB2M1903
Size: 
27
Color: 
Black/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brooks saddle, "out our front door" stickers, Oak Park registration stickers, rack on back, continental gator tire on back wheel, platform pedals

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 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?: 
4.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside of 155 N. Wacker. Building security obtained video showing two thieves - one female was lookout and the other male used a portable electric saw to cut thought the lock. The lock itself and the cable were taken. The male rode the bike west on Randolph

Gary Fisher

Location

Home
2604 W Rice
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Frame size 54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black bike with light blue handle bar grip. White lettering “Fisher” on the diagn Two white plastic water bottle holders. Speedometer on handlebar

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two days
Incident Description: 
Bike was missing from back porch

Giant Roam 1

Location

East Bank Club
500 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
C61A6800
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
45 minutes
Incident Description: 
Individual was seen on camera (by East Bank Club) cutting lock @ 8:22pm. Thief then road away with bike and took destroyed lock with him.

Trek Madone 5.2

Location

Condo garage
1943 N Bissell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Element sticker on the frame Good condition Two water bottle holders

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Has been stored in garage since May 2020
Incident Description: 
Unsure on exact time or date; was in the garage on Oct 28; was not in the garage by 7:00pm on Oct 29. While the bike was not locked within the garage, we believe that garage was locked and shut. Other less expensive bikes were not stolen. Note that in attached picture, bike no longer had the pink bag nor the aero bars.

2007 Specialized Langster Pro

Location

4500 n Whipple
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
53
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red frame, red phil wood hubs with DT Swiss rims, black sugino 75 cranks, white performance saddle, vision handlebars, nicks and chips throughout the bike, Old Style beer sticker on the downtube.

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?: 
Many years
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into the basement of my building. They stole both my bikes which were unlocked. They also left a brown Fuji road bike behind and upgraded to my bikes. They must of had a van, car or accomplices because a lot of stuff was taken.

2009ish Cinelli Best Of

Location

4500 N Whipple
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ritchey road bars wrapped in white, white Ritchey stem, sram rival group set, white performance saddle, black mavic aksium wheels with red lettering, a bunch of nicks and chips on the downtube

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?: 
Many years
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into the basement of my apartment complex and stole my bikes. They were unlocked. They took many things and might have needed a van. They also left a brown Fuji road bike behind that does not belong to anyone in the building.

RECOVERED: Mercier Kilo TT

Location

Target
4466 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike has black bullhorn handlebars, pink seat, pink wheels. There are also some cards in the spokes, that may or may not still be there. Spd pedals.

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?: 
20-25 minutes
Incident Description: 
(On 10/29/2020, we were informed that the bike had been recovered.) I arrived to Target on Broadway at Sunnyside around 5:30 pm, went in and grabbed a few items and came out around 6:55 (according to the timestamp on my receipt). The bike was gone.

Trek Verve 1 Disc

Location

1369 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU185C5379R
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
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?: 
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?: 
Overnight

Specialized Allez

Location

3945 greenview ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike but in great shape. Has some slight scratches on the frame. Has an iPhone clip on the handlebars, a bag under the seat, a seat cushion, and front and back lights.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
The pole my bike was U-locked to doesn’t have a sign at the top of it. The thieves took a chair and stepped on the chair and pulled it up and over the pole. The chair was left behind. Entire bike was stolen.

1994 Dyno Air GT Purple Plasma

Location

1909 N Nordica
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
SY4I0225A
Color: 
Purple Plasma
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Clear Grips Worn paint under seat bar where U lock bracket was. Front and rear pegs. Gooseneck, redline seat

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
17 years
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from garage VERY SIMILAR TO BIKE IN PICTURE. Different seat. Front pegs

Motobecane

Location

2450 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue and white with rigid road tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
48 Hours
Incident Description: 
While bike not locked, it was in our gated area. Gate impossible to climb over as it is tall and has spikes. Roommates bike beside it also unlocked but untouched.

Schwinn Sidewinder

Location

John Crerar Library
5730 S Ellis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
black with teal accents / lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new Tires were a little low Seat was adjusted fairly high (for 5'3" person) Had lights attached (white on handlebar, red on seat) Gears were a little off, can't shift past 2 on left side

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike outside Crerar Library on UChicago campus on bike rack - back row rack on far left side. Left until around 6:40pm. By then, bike was gone.

Trek 8.5 Dual Sport

Location

2555 N Clark Apartments
2555 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU110C1406J
Size: 
22.5"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Model year - 2015 Good condition - has a slight scuff on the back of the seat. Has 2555 N Clark bike room sticker.

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?: 
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?: 
It was inside of the parking ramp at 2555 N Clark St, in a locked fenced in bike room enclosure.
Incident Description: 
Two masked individuals gained access to the locked bike room in the basement of the 2555 N Clark St parking ramp on 10/18/2020 and stole 4-5 high-value bikes. My bike had a Kryptonite cable that secured the front wheel to the bike rack. The cable was looped through the back wheel as well, and my Kryptonite U-lock was fed through both ends of the cable lock, making a complete locked system. I'm kicking myself because the U-lock did not secure the frame of the bike to the bike rack itself (I figured that wouldn't be needed because it was in a secure room). Neither the bike nor lock were present after it had been stolen.

Colnago Prestige CX

Location

home
1614 n Harding ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
46cm
Color: 
Bright red with white and green accents gray logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very nice, paint chip on non drive side top tube. has a stages power meter on nondriver side crank, zippering carbon bars fizzes stem colnago seat post dt Swiss wheels sram force drive train. has name sticker on seat stay "Huizenga"

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
made their way thru two locked doors no signs of forced entry cut lock.

Santa Cruz Blur

Location

HOME
1614 N Harding ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
ps1804p-12500sc
Size: 
small
Color: 
black with white logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very nice! wheels sram axs drive strain oil slick cassette and chain quarq power meter, Santa Cruz reserve rims, xtr pedals, ritchy stem bars and seat post. has a name sticker "huizenga"

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
made their way thru two locked doors no signs of forced entry cut lock.

Specialized Vita

Location

514 West Deming Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women M
Color: 
Black & Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good condition - only distinguishing feature is the tires are different brands.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 12 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to rack in apartment courtyard area on the evening of 10/21 around 8pm and returned next morning around 7am on 10/22 and bike along with lock was missing, presumed to be stolen.

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

2930 N. Washtenaw Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M11044588
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Connex Chain (gold colored), Rear rack, Black Hammered Fenders, Sella Anatomica Saddle (rubber top), Avid Brakes, Shimano Dual-Platform Pedals. Bike was a year-round commuter and while maintained, shows plenty of wear from being ridden. Attached photo is a few years old so some parts have changed.

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 ridden the prior evening
Incident Description: 
Detached garage in the rear of house has forced entry through deadbolted door. This bike was not locked in the garage.

Motobecane Super Mirage SL

Location

3611 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Dark Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Was brand new, had fresh gatorskin tires on it and a connector for a trailer

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?: 
Not

Raleigh

Location

343 W Old Town Court
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, like-new. Has lights and pouch attached and water bottle holder. Red handles.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
Oct 15th around 5pm the garage door to the apartment garage was left open and someone walked in and stole the bike. Unsure how they broke the U-lock.