Recent Reports

Diamondback hardtail mountain bike

Location

Presidential Towers
555 w Madison street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Diamondback hardtail
Size: 
5 4''
Color: 
Blue frame yellow rim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, 5 4'' diamondback hardtail mountain bike. Blue rack yellow rim. With a Patagonia sticker on the seat post.

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?: 
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
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to the bike rack in front of presidential towers in West loop with a metal U Lock at around 10pm on 6/29. I realized the bike is missing with the lock on 6/30 around 7:20pm

2019 Kona Dew

Location

Freehand Chicago Hotel
19 E Ohio St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN19010441
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Dark Forrest Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, only a couple moths old. Has a Kindred Cycle Sticker on the down tube. Has 2 fenders and a back bike rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a ABUS Bordo Lite Folding Lock 6055 and a bike cable attached to a street sign and a friend's bike. The incident happened outside of Freehand Chicago Hotel, 19 E Ohio St near Ohio and Wabash intersection. Bike is on the left in the photo.

Trek 8.4 DS

Location

The Loop
211 West Wacker Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
15
Color: 
Black with white Trek lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new minimal dings, dirt under lower bar, dirt under fenders, kickstand broke off so half of nut is still where kickstand was. It was a bike computer sensor on front wheel. A blue suspension lockout switch. Disc brakes.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 - 9 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was outside of my office building in the afternoon (211 west wacker ave, chicago, il) . Security camera caught the guy walk up to the building observe the bike, wait until people left and walk up to the bike and cut the lock and steal it. Guy was hefty, mexican, polo, pants, and a messenger bag.

Fairdale Weekend Archer Surf Blue Large

Location

Cch professional building
1950 w polk
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
17RM06F538TO
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Bright blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old, good condition, wire baskets, bell

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Was stolen sometime between 6:45 am and 5:30 pm

Marin San Mellisimo

Location

Lane Tech High School
Western
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large frame
Color: 
Teal blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Orange lettering and striping.

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?: 
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: 
Bike was in corral in front of Lane Tech HS. Was there to volunteer at school event. Helmet stolen too!

Hi-Ten Black 54

Location

NBC Tower
455 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
2200000014863
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new condition Hi-Ten White wolf head printed on the center bar Purchased from big city bikes

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?: 
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: 
I parked my bike in front of NBC town on the corner near the City Front Cafe 7:50AM. When I got off work at 6:30PM my bike along with the lock was gone.

Diamandback Outlook

Location

N Sheffield
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
02G0016895
Size: 
26 Inch Wheels 20" Large Frame
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Normal looking black mountain bike with water bottle holder

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
I came back to my apartment after being out for 3 hours and the back gate was open. I walked up to my second floor porch where I had locked my bike and it was no longer there. It was previously locked to the porch metal railing and covered with a tarp. Lock was cut and left on the porch.

Sears "Free Spirit" VIntage 70s/80s model

Location

Taylor Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
medium
Color: 
Maroon with tan seats and handles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There are retractable metal baskets on the back and the words "Free Spirit" printed on the top tube and head tube.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
The bike was there he 26th in the afternoon but was gone the morning of the 27th.

17 teeth EVO

Location

Wicker Park
1041 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black, huge white EVO letters on the side

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?: 
It's where I store my bike, 1 day
Incident Description: 
I left my bike where I always leave it in the stairwell of my building next to my apartment. The door to the building was replaced this year with a newer glass door, one that would lock behind you. I woke up and noticed my bike missing and what appeared to be forced entry marks on the building entrance door.

Populo Fusion 2.0

Location

738 N Morgan St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, all black

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from in front of my apartment where at least 2 monitoring cameras where in view of the bike rack sometime between Jun 22 when I last saw the bike and Jun 24 when I noticed bike missing because I wanted to use it.

Leader 735

Location

711
State and Erie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kinda old with a supreme sticker

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
No

Suede 2 Liv Woman's Cruiser

Location

150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
C4CL8589
Color: 
Peach with Dark Blue Lettering and Grey Seat and Handles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very Good Condition, Only one year old. Handle bars had phone holder, hand tire pump and attachment with hooks for a basket. From handle and rear under seat had detachable, rechargeable blinking lights (white on front, red in back)

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
locked at 8am, noticed missing at 5:45pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in bike rack definitely through frame and front tire (might have missed the rack itself, but unlikely) at 8am in front of 150 N Riverside Plaza Building. At 5:45pm bike was noticed missing with nothing remaining (no lock).

Schwinn Frontier

Location

4338 N. Troy St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratched body from locking on posts, Burley trailer hitch installed on back wheel.

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?: 
Several hours
Incident Description: 
Longshot, but my red and black Schwinn Frontier mountain bike was stolen from my backyard today near Montrose and Troy. There are a group of guys that tend to mill about on Troy and Montrose, and I know buy drinks at both David's and Prestige. This was a total crime if convenience, as I think my back gate blew open, and the bike was right inside, visible to the street. Whoever took it left my helmet and lock (yes, it wasn't locked). So I tend to think they know me. The body is scratched up from locking it against sign posts, and the back wheel has a Burley trailer hitch installed. Thanks!

Fuji Roubaix

Location

3660 n Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Silver with red stripe black forks/tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light on back 2 mismatched tires back recently replaced. Seat is worn and freyed at the back.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Locked to bike rack with kryptonite cable which was cut through with bolt cutters

SCHWINN WOMEN'S 26 IN URBAN BICYCLE

Location

2818 S KEELEY ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26 IN WHEEL SIZE
Color: 
PINK and WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a very pretty bike with a basket in the front. I bought it from target many years ago.It looks like new. I can't find out this model now. There are little flowers paint on the bike.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
many days

Marin

Location

Nicholas Welker
Dickens and Drake ave Logan Square
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56 inch frame
Color: 
Navy blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly good condition, a few scratches on the frame due to my locking skills. BERN helmet sticker on the side of the frame from my helmet. No front reflector and grip tape was getting very worn

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Was out of town for the weekend. Bike was inside my apartment building foyer.

2018 Cannondale Optimo Claris

Location

The Roost
3474 N. Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FA94399
Size: 
58 inches
Color: 
Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is brand new, I've only had it for 3 months. Its pretty muich stock though, Bright green frame, Black road bike handlebars, Slim black seat with "Cannondale" in the same green written across it, Rear end was a little dirty but not terrible, Has a small black bell that comes with the bike that was hanging loose. Single water bottle holder on the front half.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24-36 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen from a basement storage room at my workplace, a block south of Wrigley Field on Clark. Someone went into the storage room, and then took it out the back by way of a staircase that leads into the alley.

1997 Specialized HardRock GX

Location

Norwegian American Hospital
1044 N Francisco Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
PQ653114
Size: 
17"
Color: 
Navy Satin (Dark Blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black plastic fenders with a M22 sticker on the back one. Topeak rear rack.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Locked at 6am, discovered stolen at 6pm, June 19th
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike up at a bike rack just East of the Emergency Room entrance of Norwegian American Hospital at 1044 N Francisco Ave. around 6:45am. I came out of work at 6pm to find it was stolen. The security office has footage of the guy taking my bike. Picture below is not my exact bike, but the same model and color frame.

Bianchi / Coaster Break / Single Speed / Road Bike

Location

3735 W Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Dark Blue Frame & Purple Rimmed Tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition, clean, light on the back wheel, purple rims, little dent on top left bike frame

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: 
Most likely, someone who lives in the building left the garage door open, someone came inside and stole it.

Trek Transport

Location

5501 S Everett Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU280C2368F
Size: 
20 inches
Color: 
Brown (*Matte Metallic Bronze*)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a Trek produced longtail cargo bike. It has front and rear fenders, front and rear racks, and pads on the rear rack so that a person can sit on the bike. There are two large green cargo pouches on the rear rack, and the rear rack has two folding load racks so that you can mount or hold things on the side of the bike. There is a wire basket wired to the front rack. There is also a larger dual legged kickstand on the bike (larger and sturdier than the original kickstand).There is also a mirror on the left side handlebar. (The attached picture was taken a while ago. The bike no longer has the child seat, and the picture does not show the pads on the rear of the bike or the wire basket attached to the front rack.)

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was kept in a common area bike room / laundry room. It appears someone gained entrance to the room and took a number of bikes.