Recent Reports

Isla Loath

Location

Pilsen
Racine Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
28 inseam, 53.25 height
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new, red Isla Bikes Loath road bike. Black seat and handle bars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Had been kept in locked garage for 2 years
Incident Description: 
Intruder found set of house keys that were mistakenly left in an accessible area, entered garage, and stole the bike as well as several Dewalt power tools.

Trek 1.2

Location

875
875 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red with white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Paired spoke wheels (dark color spokes)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage. Not sure how, since garage door was closed when I returned.

Schwinn Paramount

Location

Home
1057 N Marshfield Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
550CLWE
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White bar tape, white/black Fizik saddle, black H+Son Archetype rims, black Shimano 105 (5800)

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?: 
7 days
Incident Description: 
I entered my garage that morning to find my bike and my wife's bike missing. There were no signs of forced entry, as the access door to the garage from the alleyway does not lock. I believe that the thief/thieves hopped over the front gate to the alleyway, then proceeded to the garage and removed the bicycles, then left the same way they came. It is very likely that the thieves knew the garage access door did not lock, so just picked a time that no one was around to enter the premises. My wife's bike is a Workswell WCB-R-081. It is all black, with the word "CONFECTION" on the downtube in black decals. It is a pretty small bike, and also has shimano 105 (5800).

Mongoose Hilltopper

Location

House
1119 Highland Ave.
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1990s Mongoose Hilltopper - has small Brazilian flag sticker on handlebars. Has brackets for attaching child seat and trailbehind.

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?: 
Left overnight, unlocked along side of house
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unlocked on side of house overnight. Kid's trail-behind was attached, but the thief removed the trail-behind.

80’s vintage Bianchi

Location

833 W Buena
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Women’s medium size
Color: 
Painted green (Celeste)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older frame, spray painted sea foam green, black Brooks saddle, extra vitamins sticker, curved handles with black grip tape

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 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?: 
Overnight

Pashley Delibike

Location

7064 N Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
22.5 " frame
Color: 
Dark purplish blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Steel front carrier, frame mounted nameplate (blank).

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?: 
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years every day
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from inside a locked gated courtyard of our apartment building with camera surveillance and alley access sometime between 8 am and 8 pm.

1989 Trek 360

Location

Home
4601 N Drake Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
For 5' 8"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle is a blue Trek 360 with stickers and touchup paint all over the frame. New wheels (that do not match) and tires. It has upright bars with black grips on either side. New Selle seat. Bike may have a phone holder on the top tube and a bell with compass on the right side of the bars. It had a U-lock on the frame when it was 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike on a rack on the wall of my garage in Albany Park. I set it up there when I arrived home last night and closed the garage door. I think one of the sensors may have tripped before the door closed entirely, causing it to pop back open.

Specialized Allez

Location

Lakeview Athletic Club
3212 n Boradway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
I wish I knew
Size: 
Want to say it was 56cm
Color: 
White with red/black accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was about 11 years old, decent condition, but in need of minor tune up.The rear air cap is broken so it doesn't fully fasten.Added a red water bottle 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 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?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
Left my bike outside the Lakeview athletic Club for about a half hour.

6KU

Location

Water Tower
Chicago avenue
Chicago Avenue , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black 6KU. Brown faded stem.

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?: 
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

Single speed navy frame

Location

Lincoln Park
Corner of N Lincoln Ave & W Webster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Dark Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed bike with dark navy blue game with all black Kenda tires (I think) and rims. Black drop bars with vertical break handles attached. Bike lock is a red cable but that may not be found.

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?: 
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?: 
1 Hour

Womens Sirrus Specialized

Location

Cambridge Commons
2323 N Cambridge Ave
Milwaukee , WI
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920079817N
Size: 
Medium frame
Color: 
Matte purple with teal lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bicycle with very few, if any, scratches. Will have two different tires. At time of theft there were front and back light mounts with the lights unattached.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days

Specialized Crosstrail 2019

Location

Franklin and Adams
235 S Franklin St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920306469N
Size: 
M
Color: 
Grey with black lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was about 2 months old. Had two cup holders and no kickstand. One cup holder, the upright one, was black. The middle cup holder on the diagonal part was a standard metal color.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than a day.
Incident Description: 
Left work around 5pm from Willis (Sears) Tower and saw that my bike was missing. Bike rack is across the street from the tower.

6KU Single Speed

Location

Harrison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
6KU Single Speed Bike with front and rear racks. Bike is Completely Blacked out with White stickers over entire frame. Brooks C17 Saddle and Bullhorn Handlebars

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6-8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the Architecture and Design building on UIC campus between the hours out 830 and 1530

Specialized Sirrus Red S

Location

Home
1703 W. Greenleaf #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920152129N
Size: 
Small frame
Color: 
Bright, bright red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was only three weeks old when it was stolen. There was a kickstand installed and this model usually doesn't come with a kickstand, so that would be one distinguishing feature. There was also a sticker that said "Bike Shack" on the frame, by the seat post on the second bar coming down from handlebars. That may be gone by now, but would be another feature.

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?: 
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?: 
The bike was locked in front of Decatur Classical School on Sacramento between Touhy and Lunt. Bike rack is in front of school. School does not have cameras. It was locked there for the entirety of the school day. Gone when my kid came out to ride home.
Incident Description: 
I am guessing at time because I don't know. My child is a student at Decatur Classical school on Sacramento in West Ridge. They ride their bike to school every day. This bike was a brand new birthday present they had less than one month. Monday, September 17, they rode to school, locked both wheels and frame to bike rack and when they came out to ride home, their bike was gone, as well as the lock. They were taught by the bike store to lock both wheels and frame and had a 6 foot combination cable lock to do so. The school has no cameras and the bike rack isn't within site of front security.

Schwinn Sprint

Location

Lakeview
3940 N Southport Ave. Apt 1R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
Light Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light purple color with, older metal shift gear levers on the center of the handle bars. 10 Speed. Has "Sprint" labeled on the side. It's considered a "womans" bike with frame built for one. Most distinguished feature is are the VERY orangish/bronzish/rusted wheel inner tubes. Barely any tread left on the 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 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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Normally I'd throw the bike inside apartment to be sure but this time I locked it out on the alleyway after going to the gym (10pm). Woke up the next morning at 5am. Gone.

Felt V85

Location

Home
3325 N Seminary Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55
Color: 
Matte Black with Red Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer bike with disk brakes. Matte black with red accents.

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?: 
Couple of weeks. In our garage which I go in every day.
Incident Description: 
Broke into garage and ripped bike rack off wall with bike locked to it using ABUS lock

Trek Dual Spot

Location

Renallis
1925 N lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New/slightly used. Bike rack on back with red reflector tape. Chrome handle bar extensions. Dual shocks. Bontrager tires. Hybrid tires.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked to metal pole outside or Renallis Pizza on lincoln Ave. I was also outside in beer garden while bike was stolen. Cable was through frame and tire around pole. Cable was secured with U lock. U lock was not around metal pole

Vilano R2 Commuter

Location

CTA Kedzie Orange Line Station
4900 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm (Medium)
Color: 
Black with green accent. VILANO is written in white.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike, just received over weekend and built. Sharpie on left hear shifter. The stem screw may be stripped (Did it slightly while putting it together). Rear fender called M.O.M. Fender was mostly gray. The bike had all stock parts, against just received. The stem sticker also should've had sharpie on it

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?: 
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?: 
7 Hours
Incident Description: 
I left it outside the CTA Kedzie Orange line station. Left it around 8:15AM, by the time I came back around 4:20PM, bike was gone. I spoke to the CTA staff there, but they said I was the 2nd person to ask them about the bikes. Both bikes were stolen with nothing left. Unfortunately, I took no pictures as I literally just built it on Thursday night. I have filed a police report, but I was only given a "VICTIM INFORMATION NOTICE" sheet.

Fuji Finest 1.0

Location

561 W Briar
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black wrapped drop style handlebars. Had a white small silicon light on it, as well as a black round holder for a portable speaker. Top bar of frame is light gray, other parts are dark gray. Seat is black with a touch of silver on the nose. Tires are slim and black, rims are silver. Has a black slim fender on the back tire. Crankshaft and pedals are black.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
From 10pm until 8am
Incident Description: 
At some time between 10pm on 9/16/18 and 8:25am on 9/17, my bike was stolen from being locked up on the sidewalk outside 561 W Briar (corner of Briar and Broadway). If you're facing the street from that apartment, it was locked to the middle street pole (the order is street pole, street pole, orange metal bike stand). I had it locked with a U-Lock through both the front tire and the frame, so they didn't cut it, but what they did do is loosened the bolt that keeps the street pole upright and connected to the base of the street pole. After that, I'm assuming they slipped the pole up and either walked the bike away (would have been hard because there was a black u lock on the front tire to the frame, and a smaller silver u-lock on the back tire to the frame), or threw it in a car and continued down the one way street. I've parked my bike in this spot overnight for 8 months, so someone could have noticed that its usually there overnight. I have pictures of both the bike, and the street pole bolt that they took off. The bike itself is a road bike with black wrapped drop style handlebars, a dark gray frame with light gray on the top, slim black tires, gray rims, a black crankshaft, had a white silicone light on the handlebars, and a red coil lock locking the black seat to the frame.

Cannondale SuperX

Location

home/garage
1731 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
am85571
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
orange & Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
mint condition had Mavic carbon fiber wheels

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 years
Incident Description: 
miscreant walked into garage left open by construction workers and stole bike.