Recent Reports

Cannondale Synapse

Location

The street we apartments
345 e ohio
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SA07021
Size: 
54
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, some scratches on cranks, green zip ties in left crank, wheels/seat/fork all locked with safety locks

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 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?: 
20mins
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to my rack on my car. Thief entered parking garage on foot, cut off lock using heated blade, rode away from garage. Wearing highlighter yellow t shirt, jeans, and work boots. Carried a black backpack

Fuji Feather

Location

1937 N Hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom tan brooks seat, finally starting to get broken in

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hrs
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen from the front stoop of the house, locked to the stairwell with a U lock.

MARIN

Location

2339 W McLean Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Large (big enough for me at 6'3")
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow ziptie near seat, 21 speed with the numbers worn out wear you read them, the handle covers slide off really easily, the current lock had a green component (not yellow like the picture), had a sticker indicating it was bought in Madison, Wisconsin

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
The bike is usually located at the base of the back stairway of 2339 W McLean Ave, in view of the door leading out to the back and not locked to anything but with no view or access to it without a key. On Sept 24th it was missing from this location, and both of the doors leading into this area were left wide open. It was likely just taken after our neighbors didn't lock the doors.

Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2

Location

1355 W Granville Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Black bar wrap is worn and in need of replacement with both bar end plugs missing. Currently has bright red aluminum, two sided pedals: flat on one side, mtn bike clips on other. Had front and rear lights and an under saddle bag with tub repair kit.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I had ridden that morning - so less than a day
Incident Description: 
Bike was in covered basement patio area along with my kids' bikes. That area is secured by a coded gate protecting rear parking and rear unit entrances. Thief either hopped gate and opened from inside or had knowledge of gate code. Neighbor caught likely thief on camera around 9:30 PM. They had ridden up on a Next brand bike and were peeking into the back area. This Next bike was later seen leaning against the wall in alley but was gone by morning. My bike seems to be the only item taken from our building. It was also be far the most valuable item that was stored outside at any unit. Our neighbors' general consensus is this person had knowledge of this bike and its location. Likely related to some construction contractors that have been working at the neighboring unit over the last 12 weeks. Who knows, but it seems plausible.

Trek Lexa

Location

1147
West Lunt Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU183C0599L
Color: 
Purple- blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New. Purple body, with Blue lettering. Black handlebars.

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?: 
Since July 1st.
Incident Description: 
Hello, My bike and my partner's bike were stolen. Our apartment has a designated bike room and they were locked in there. We moved in here July 1st, and they have been locked in there since. We found them missing today (9/21/2020) at 5:15pm. They were locked together and to a bike rack with two separate locks. One lock was a combination lock and the other was a padlock. My padlock and chain were both taken, and the combination lock was left. Our helmets were left behind as well.

2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

Ravenswood
4514 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M10126337
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bar tape is wound slightly thicker near the stem. Mirror mounted to left side on drop bar. Had a Surly Rear Rack attached when stolen. Also had gray fenders. Had an extra stem below the one the handlebars are attached to. Gray metal flat pedals with missing pedal reflectors.

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?: 
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 week
Incident Description: 
Noticed the bike missing around September 10th at night. Storage room (also laundry room so regular foot traffic) door was propped open with bricks. Bike was gone without a trace.

2009 Bianchi San Jose Three Speed Conversion

Location

2439 N. Spaulding Av
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
H9MRO5351 D10255245D
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black 3-speed Hub

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my garage

Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0

Location

5125 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue with black and white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Canyon Ultimate carbon road bike. Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifters. Disc brakes. Ultegra clipless pedals. 2 black Tacx water bottle cages. out front computer mount on handle bars. DT Swiss P1800 spline wheels. tail ight on seat post.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
When neighbor was leaving for work at 5:50am, they noticed the back door to the building common stairwell had the glass shattered and notified all the residents in the building via email. Once the email was recevied at 6:30am, the location on the 4th floor where the bike was stored was checked and found to be missing along with neighbor's bike.

Schwinn Ranger 26 inch

Location

Lakeview - my apartment
911 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
black with white lettering/red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition I just bought it used a month ago :( had just replaced handlebars but couldn't figure out how to put the end locks on so the handlebars have hole at edges. Not sure if they removed already, but I also had a small front and rear light and bell on the front. Also has two spots for water bottle holders that are rusted.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few hours since I last saw it
Incident Description: 
I kept two bikes locked to each other through front wheel and main frame and locked to stairwell fence inside my building that only 8 other people have access to. I went out at 2pm and saw they were still there and noticed that the locks had been cut and one of the bikes was gone around 730pm.

Redline MX

Location

Home
N Glenwood Ave , Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
SAA19B02122
Size: 
24
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone entered our private property, broke into our garage and took the bike from inside.

Trek Crossrip

Location

Alley of Washtenaw and Schubert
2639 N Washtenaw Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
58
Color: 
Silver frame and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front and rear LEDs, android holder on swivel and black tape on left handle recently put. Rear attachment for kid seat to be attached.

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 always
Incident Description: 
Bike was in our garage, door was opened somehow and wife said she watched the garage close.

Trek Checkpoint AL 4 58

Location

North Avenue Collection
939 West North Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU091C5283R
Size: 
58
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer

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?: 
1.5 hours

Cannondale CAADX

Location

739 N Ada St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
F190201312
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen in front of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

2015 Scott Contessa speedster 45

Location

Lincoln lofts
3151 n Lincoln ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Smaller frame
Color: 
Black, white and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2015 Scott Contessa speedster 45 that had an Ironman sticker (#689) around the seat bar, along with small pink speckles all over it (my Mom was spray painting near it a few years ago).

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?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into our underground garage that has parking for all 52 units of our building. They stole 3 bikes (one was mine). They also stole a radio and medical kit from another neighbors car.

Motobecane Randonee

Location

Oak park
200 South Elmwood Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54-56
Color: 
Cream with brown accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cream colored vintage Motobecane “Randonee” with brown head tube accent. Black fork, black front and rear racks. Flat bar. One speed. The bike is classified as city / commuter / road. There is no other bike that looks like this one. Stolen near Ridgeland and south boulevard, 1 block south of green line station.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from our locked garage. The thief broke a window to gain entry.

Trek 7.6 FX

Location

Mariano's New City
North of Corner of W. Schiller and N. Ogden
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU193G0486H
Size: 
25
Color: 
Black / Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Has a straight black back tire splash guard

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?: 
10 to 15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to bike rack with Kryptonite Evolution Mini Lock. Went into Mariano's to get some food. Witness saw African-American male use bolt cutters to take bike.

Trek 2019 FX 2

Location

Sidewalk
Belmont/Sheffield Intersection
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu306c0385n
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in relatively good condition. Paint has been scratched off on the rear part of the frame top tube to reveal a silver colour underneath. Gears and chain have a little bit of rust on them.

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
~ 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike out front of apartment at intersection of Belmont and Sheffield at approx 7.30am. Went to the dentist at 2pm and the bike was still there. Came out at 5pm and the bike was gone. The Kryptonite lock had been cut through and was left on the post.

Specialized Langster

Location

carbon
810 N Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
red/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bull horn black origin8 handlebars, black origin8 pedals, no breaks

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 street sign.

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

Globe roll

Location

Logan square
1850 N SAINT LOUIS AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Road bike, single speed. Globe company features.. thin tires, chain is a bit loose and comes off easily

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 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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
This was the first time we tied the bikes to our smal back porch (which was adjoining the side walk) . My roommate checked on the bikes at 11 pm and then when we were about to head to bed at 2 am, we checked again and the bikes were gone. The lock was cut and left at the scene. They took both my bike - Gary fisher hybrid and my roommates bike which was a globe single speed road bike. Both bikes were tied together

Gary fisher hybrid

Location

Logan square
1850 N SAINT LOUIS AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Not available
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Silver chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gary fisher written on the frame, hybrid 21 speed, I bought it used on OfferUp last week and the bike was in decent condition. 700 c tires, has front and seat suspension

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 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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
This was the first time we tied the bikes to our smal back porch (which was adjoining the side walk) . My roommate checked on the bikes at 11 pm and then when we were about to head to bed at 2 am, we checked again and the bikes were gone. The lock was cut and left at the scene. They took both my bike - Gary fisher hybrid and my roommates bike which was a globe single speed road bike. Both bikes were tied together