Recent Reports

Raleigh -Redux 1

Location

The Square- Strip mall
2323 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SAA19F00673
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. white stripes on the body.

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 a wooden pole, railing, 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?: 
40 minutes
Incident Description: 
A couple came cut the chain of my bike off the fence and took the chain with them. A homeless man tried to stop them, caused a scene in the parking lot, then man rode off on my bike and the woman walked away. The woman had a scar on her face and was around 5'2. The man was around 6 ft and maybe 200lbs.

Custom built fixed gear bike

Location

Whole Foods Evanston downtown
Chicago Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Beautiful new orange bike! No writings or stickers on the bike at all. Orange frame and black handlebar. Fixed gear bike. Has a phone mount and light on front handle, and Schwinn red backlight strapped Just below the seat.

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike on the rack outside Evanston Whole Foods(right outside main door) at 11am. 3pm I checked it was gone.

Nondescript Road Bike

Location

Logan Square - Avondale
2912 N Albany Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White Frame with Stickers
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fixed Gear, White Frame with stickers (Metropolitan Brewing, Metropolis Coffee, Great Lakes Tattoo, Firestone Walker, Strange Donuts), Red trim on back tire, Lime green cable housing, Link of bike chain securing saddle to 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a secured storage area in a multi-unit apartment building. Door may have been left ajar by residents providing access for outside theft. I was out of town 9/25-9/30, but received an email from building management that a neighbors bike had been stolen from that space on 9/27. I came home to find my bike and my partners bike also had been taken.

Giant GI Escape 3

Location

Burton place
1447 n Wells st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C3df3040
Color: 
Dark grey charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition, water bottle holder was on at time

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?: 
3 hours

Scott aspect 755

Location

437 W division Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Flashy Green and black Scott mountain bike. The brand Scott is on the lowest bar. It has a suntour front fork. The two tires are not the same brand. The brakes are tektro

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?: 
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?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
They stole two bikes. The green Scott and a bike from our building that is a : the Hudson bike. It is written on the chain cover. This second bike is a city bike. The two guys have been seen by the police on the north of the cambridge street.

TREK 7000 early 2000s model

Location

2653 N. Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Color: 
Grey/ Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
On the back of the rear reflector there is some white plaster. Various scratches. Right break handle wiring is loose and comes disconnected,

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?: 
days in building I live in
Incident Description: 
BIke was stolen from within my building behind locked door. Likely had to be someone with access to building.

Liv Alight 3

Location

Enclosed Parking Area
5018 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CA4A3320
Size: 
Small Spped 21
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New Condition Stolen with neon green coil lock on 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 hours
Incident Description: 
A neighbor possibly left our garage open on Sunday, Sept 20 between the hours of 12 PM and 2 PM. Person entered open garage to gain access to fenced in back yard/driveway and took unlocked white bicycle from under a balcony.

Norco search a Claris

Location

Rush university medical center
600 S paulina st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
HA80308432
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear bike rack. Rectangular bike lock holder on frame between wheels

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?: 
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike lock outside Rush university medical center at corner of Harrison and Paulina at 7AM. When went down to ride home at 5PM bike was gone along with lock

Felt Verza Speed 50

Location

2133 W Crystal St, Unit #1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost brand new, has white light on front handle bars and red light under saddle

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken sometime between 10pm and 8:30am from back porch of my apartment.

2021 Gravity Bullseye Monster

Location

Apartment Household
3336 W. Pierce Ave. Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
L200501267
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Stealth Grey / Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very brand new bike purchased in August 2020 probably road only a small handful of times. When the Bike was stolen It had red pedals, and rear and front usb lights attached. It also has my kryptonite evolution chain attached. the chain alone is very heavy about 4lbs. It also had a handle bar bag attached to the top of the handle bars with tools inside including a yellow tire gauge.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was left in a small space in a basement area in my apartment building maybe for about 2 weeks.
Incident Description: 
Either happened Sunday evening of September 20th or early morning going into Monday the 21st. I had my bike basically in my possession during the day on Sunday. I came back home around 5pm and left the bike where I usually put it without expecting anything and I went up a flight of stairs into my apartment and carry on with the rest of my evening. I usually bike to work so that following morning once after getting ready to leave my heart drops after finding that not only my new bike missing (the gravity monster fat bike), my older bike as as well as my roommates bike go missing. There was no signs of a break in with the doors but honestly anything could have happened during the time I left the bike in the space that Sunday evening until Monday morning. Im gutted and crushed. I filed the police report that Monday evening after work and as well filed a claim for my lock that carries an anti-theft program.

Trek / Verve 2+ Lowstep

Location

Old Irving Park
Keystone
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU24505587P
Size: 
S
Color: 
Magenta
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bicycle, purchased in May 2020. I had a basket on the back, as well as a seat cover pad. The biggest thing is that I did not store the battery pack in the bike, so when they are selling, they would be selling without the battery pack (or if they are riding). Batteries for these bikes are expensive, and since someone stole this bike they will likely not have the funds to buy the battery.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
15 hours
Incident Description: 
Exact time is unknown, the bike was locked in our personal garage. The intruder broke into private property and stole 2 bikes from our garage. The bikes were safe and securely locked inside the garage had the door not been broken into.

Trek 420

Location

2510 N harding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Women's blue frame with white grips and black seat. Text in gold.

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?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
PASTED FROM LAST POST: A man and woman broke into the back of my building after hopping a fence. It's a self locking door and it's still functioning without much damage, so it looks like our landlord needs to reinforce it. They casually over the course of two trips stole several bikes (will post my partner's) from various tenants in the building. None of us lock our bikes in the storage / laundry room because we have a locked gate as well as locked doors to the building. A neighbor caught them in the act on their second trip and chased one of them to the CVS at Fullerton and Pulaski where they dropped one of the bikes that was retrieved. Will be posting my partner's bike as well with similar description.

Bianchi Nuovo 12

Location

2510 N Harding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
61 CM
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stock original components with black grips and a brown saddle. There is an original plastic silver Bianchi hand pump that sits next to the seat tube between the top and down tube (not pictured).

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
A man and woman broke into the back of my building after hopping a fence. It's a self locking door and it's still functioning without much damage, so it looks like our landlord needs to reinforce it. They casually over the course of two trips stole several bikes (will post my partner's) from various tenants in the building. None of us lock our bikes in the storage / laundry room because we have a locked gate as well as locked doors to the building. A neighbor caught them in the act on their second trip and chased one of them to the CVS at Fullerton and Pulaski where they dropped one of the bikes that was retrieved. Will be posting my partner's bike as well with similar description.

Specialized sirrus 2.0

Location

Wicker park
1439 n Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly faded sirrus and specialized in light grey writing.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Parked my bike outside of apartment on crowded street in wicker park on Saturday afternoon. I saw it Saturday evening. On Monday morning I went to look for it and it was missing.

Swobo Del Norte 2010

Location

435 W North Ave
North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Most of the bike is black. The rear wheel has a red lining in the rim. Handlebars have some red tape in the inside.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to a street sign (on North x Hudson) around 8am using my U lock. At 3:30pm the bike, alongside with the lock was gone.

Sun Revolution

Location

5217 South Blackstone Avenue
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
A4L51510
Size: 
18,7
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
one wheel is white, the other is black, has a grey child seat attached and a black front metal basket. Bike's chain and gears are rusty.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
1,5 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a heavy 15 feet metal chain that was locked to a metal fence with a padlock. Both the bike and the chain are missing. In a front yard, where it has been kept for 5 years.

Cervelo Soloist

Location

Winchester Courts Apartment Building
4400 N Winchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58
Color: 
Grey/ Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
CERVELO SOLOIST. The seat post has a purple sticker with the number 6, front wheel has teal colored tires and the rear wheel has black tier. The bike has white handlebar wraps, the body is a metallic grey color, and the fork is black. There is a red sticker on the bottom near the pedals that had a red TURIN sticker. The bike is aluminum body with carbon fiber seat post.

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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
My bike and the lock were missing when I checked the bike room in my appartments building. The last time I had seen or used the bike was August 28. I was on an extended work trip out of town when the bike went missing.

Specialized Stumpjumper 2008

Location

5008 N WINCHESTER AVE # 1W
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black w. White Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was stolen with a lock still on its frame. Black 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper with white writing and slight red accent on frame. Spokes Bike Shop from Virginia sticker on the frame. Flat clip in pedals

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2-8 hours
Incident Description: 
Black 2008 Specialzed Stumpjumper Flat clip in pedals. Spokes Bike Shop from Virgina sticker on the frame. Lock still attached to the frame, not thru either of the tires.

Cannondale Quick 2

Location

1085 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CM17E000158
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
about 2 years old, fairly new looking. Had a rear rack, quad lock mount on the stem, bell, and light mounts.

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 or so, garage door was left open
Incident Description: 
Garage door was left open, and the bike (and two others) were stolen overnight.

2011 S-Works Tarmac

Location

X-Sport Pipers Alley
North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black w/ red and white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in overall good condition with normal rub marks from tires/chain from being a team race bike. Most distinguishing mark was audi team logos. Groupset was full sram red 10 speed, china carbon handlebars with black tape, china carbon seat post with outerdo labels. Origin8 sport pedals. Superteam 25mm wheels with 45mm dish and continental grand prix 5000 tires.

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?: 
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 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to provided racks at x-sport from 6:30-7:30. Kryptonite U-lock was cut with bolt cutters and left at the scene.