Recent Reports

GT Transeo 4.0

Location

35th-Sox Red Line Station
35th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
CM17B001622
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black w/ Orange lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old, so the paint and tires are still in good condition; it looks like a pretty new bike still. The fork has a blue lock out knob. It has thinner tires for city driver instead of normal mountain bike treaded tires, a bike rack with a "Keep Knoxville Beautiful" sticker on it and a blue "Our Revolution" sticker on the frame, and a lock mount attached to the fork.

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?: 
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?: 
between 1-11 hours while I was at work
Incident Description: 
The lock is a U-lock with a cable. I must have not locked the U-lock to the frame, but just to the bike rack, and the cable was wrapped around the frame and cut. I locked my bike to a bike rack inside the 35th-Sox Red Line station after you tap in with your Ventra card. I believe there are cameras there. I left my bike there around 7 am for work and returned around 6 pm to find the cable cut with my U-lock uncut with my helmet still locked in it.

Windsor Wellington 2.0

Location

Kenmore Gardens
N. Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There is a U lock around the frame of the bike, that was not locked to a solid object at the time of theft. There is a gel seat attached to the bike that was added by the owner. Frame in good condition, with a few scratches.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from storage room at apartment complex. Only residents have the key to access the bike room. Stolen between late October and Decemer 3rd 2017.

Cannondale CAAD8

Location

One North Wacker
Wacker and Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
YM06268
Size: 
56" Medium/Large
Color: 
Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, some scratches on top bar from lock, lock nuts on wheels and seat, broken mount for lock on main 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?: 
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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack in front of my office building and a restaurant at the ground level near Wacker and Madison. I came out around 5pm and found the rack empty. As I stood there holding my helmet, a woman came up and asked if my bike was locked up there. She said they were having drinks at the restaurant and saw someone in a hoodie come up and start sawing at the lock. Sparks were flying apparently. Someone from their group called the police, but they didn't show up in time or at all. Two people approached the thief and asked if he was stealing the bike, he said yes and carried on. She said it took a few minutes and then he climbed on and rode north on Wacker. No one from the restaurant knew anything.

Surly Cross Check Mule Mug

Location

West Town
2649 W Walton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M160102729
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Copper
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. Has black saddle with steel rails on the back to fit a babyseat

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?: 
1 week

Fyxation Quiver

Location

2131 W Haddon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
OVFM1307077
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1X10 with rack (Banjo Bro Panniers also stolen) Paint is banged up from the lock but bike is fine. Bar tape was coming off and black tape had been patched with red

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?: 
nightly spot
Incident Description: 
Garage was left open over night from 11/28 to 11/29.

Cannondale

Location

1818 Ashland Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Black with yellow writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Cannondale bicycle with yellow writing

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 days
Incident Description: 
garage was broken into and the bicycle was stolen

2011 Scott CR1 Team Edition

Location

Target
1154 S Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Black Full Carbon with Red and White Stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Clean, good condition. Decepticon Sticker as a head badge (yep.) Couple knicks here and there on frame. Old Shimano 105 Group, 3T Components. Fizik Saddle with Red Stripe.

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?: 
1 hour.
Incident Description: 
Time stolen at 11:50-12:10. I locked bike to the bike racks provided outside the Target on Roosevelt and Clark Sheldon Brown style--rear wheel within the rear triangle. Stayed inside the store for an hour and found my bike and the lock gone when I went outside. Spoke to security and said thief had back towards camera when fiddling with the lock. To which I have to give props for getting through the newer Abus Granit 640. Thief reportedly went westbound on Roosevelt St at 12:00-12:30pm.

Scott Speedster 40

Location

6348 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
AS46700988
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition but a little dirty

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: 
garage door was left open and bike was stolen

Wiseman Frameworks Custom

Location

Home
1944 W School Street
Chicagobbike , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black, Purple, Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike is in excellent condition, custom-built by Wiseman Frameworks. It features an EXTREMELY distinct “Master of Reality” paint job of Purple and Grey on a matte black base coat.

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?: 
Wasn’t locked
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage while the main door was left open.

Diamondback Women's Clarity 2 Hybrid Bike

Location

Oppositr Do-Rite Donuts
181 N Morgan street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey/Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Its a brand new bike.I have only taken it out thrice. It has a partially scratched white sticker on the top tube of the frame.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hours

Specialized

Location

Opera House
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WSBC606052838H
Size: 
52#
Color: 
Lemon Yellow (currently covered with orange tape)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in a excellent condition. Under the orange tape it is a original paint - lemon yellow. Bike has lights on both sides.

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?: 
5+ hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left at the front of the building during Thanksgiving. I visited the place at 9:00 am. When i came for my bike at 3:30pm it was taken away.

Trek 4100

Location

Avondale
2438 W Diversey Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red and then strip into black by the handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike lock was on bike so there is some wear on the middle of the frame from the rubbing lock. Chain is a light orange from the rust in the rain (was going to change the chain soon). Handle bar-rubber has some wear and some rubber pieces coming off. On the front of the handle bars is a light blue (well used) hand bag to put keys, phone, etc.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
2 hours since last seen (10 hours since last used)
Incident Description: 
I live in the basement and I put my bike under the stairwell under the first floor stairs. On Both sides of the stairwell their are cement blocks. The only way that you can see the bike is if you are standing directly in front of my basement door. I have been putting my bike under the stairwell since Spring of this year (2017)

Big Shot Kyoto

Location

N. Saint Louis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black pedals and cranks, track-style bullhorns, and 700x23c racing-style wheels and tires

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?: 
3 weeks

2016 Trek Lexa SL C

Location

720 N Larrabee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU325C1493K
Color: 
White with Black/Orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition.. normal wear and tear

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was locked in a secured private garage for several months
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into the secured garage at 720 N. Larrabee and stole a Trek Lexa SL C bike. The bike was locked to a bike rack located in a parking spot with 2 locks on it (a snake and kryptonite lock). The snake lock was cut and the kryptonite lock was only secured to the front wheel, so the robber unattached the front wheel in order to steal the bike. They then stole the front tire of another bike locked on the rack in order to ride/roll the bike out. Unfortunately I don’t have a good timeline for when this theft occurred. I haven’t been down to the garage in roughly a month, so it could have occurred anytime over that period. I noticed the theft on November 19, 2017.

Trek crossrip

Location

Golden apple restaurant
2971 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54’
Color: 
Silver with orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, has a spedometer computer on the handlebars, sticker on the inside post if from ‘tern of the wheel Bradley, IL’

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
N/A

Trek Crossrip.

Location

Armitage Baptist Church
2451 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU167C3141J
Size: 
54"
Color: 
Black w blue anodized hubs. Disc brakes. Michelin CX tires.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good. Blue anodized hubs. Disc brakes. Michelin CX tires. Red bar tape.

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 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was in a locked stairway of a church building. However, it was visible through glass from the street. It's possible someone exited through the locked door & it did not secure behind them, leaving someone an opportunity to enter & take the bike.

Gray TT

Location

3209 n clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red/white/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a time trial bike with pink clip in pedals. The frame is red white and black and the handlebars are for a triathlon bike.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was in my apartment
Incident Description: 
Bike was in my apartment

Cannondale Quick 7 BBQ XL

Location

345 W Randolph St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MC55667
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Silver water bottle cage. Abus Bordo GRANIT X Plus 6500 lock holder mounted. Silver kickstand.

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?: 
9 Hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up before work. Arrived to the bike rack on the street with nothing attached and no lock remnants.

Diamondback Century

Location

150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U175K00908
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 months old, 2016 or 2017 model, Red accents on lower half of fork, Sora groupset, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, 28mm rims

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was left locked during the workday and stolen sometime between approximately 09:00 and 18:00. Bicycle locked to rack with Kryptonite New York Lock (one of the sturdier available U-locks) through the frame. Other bicycles of comparable value are left there. Rack is normally full during the workday. Location is well trafficked and well lit during the day, when the theft occurred. Lock was found still attached to the rack, and did not appear to be compromised. Because it is unlikely the thief picked the lock, removed the bicycle, and then relocked the lock onto the rack, suspected means of theft are either (1) user attached the lock to the rack but not to the bicycle, which enabled thief to simply walk away with bicycle or (2) the thief cut through the frame. Both seem strange. (1) is unlikely because use has been bicycle commuting every day for years and has not once failed to include the bicycle within the U-lock. Locking a bicycle is something one concentrates on while doing it, and it's hard to not apply the lock to the bike and not notice. (2) seems unlikely because locking the frame (vs the wheels only) is considered safe because sawing the frame would considerably diminish the value of the bicycle. In theory someone skilled may be able to TIG-weld the aluminum back together, though it would likely be apparent repair had been performed.

Fyxation Eastside Champion stripes

Location

3415 W Drummond Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
TRFM1501119
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Charcoal with stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old / has a new fork that does not have the original stripes that the rest of the bike has which says "Surly" vertically. Copper bell. black rear rack, bullhorn style handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Several weeks
Incident Description: 
My bike was missing when I went to take it out for a ride. I had just returned from getting married and a honeymoon, so the bike may have been missing for a few weeks without me noticing. It was in our laundry room with the lock in the frame. I think the perpetrator carried the entire bike out whole with the lock so that they can cut it somewhere else.