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Welcome to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry

Here's how it works...

1. Your bike gets stolen. Oh no!

2. You file a theft report, and let us know about your stolen bike.

3. We receive your report. After reviewing it, we will post it on the main page. We mainly review reports to weed out spam and make minor editorial corrections to formatting.

4. Your theft report, including your bike's photo, last known location, and date of theft, are posted on our site. Your report also goes into our searchable statistics builder and is shown on our report map. And, if you're lucky, someone might see your bike and contact you directly and return your bike.


Time is of the essence! Please post your report ASAP for the best chance of getting your bike back, even if you don't yet have all the information. You can contact us via email at info@stolenbike.org at any time to add to or change your listing.

Important: See Mr Bike's tips on I.D.-ing your bike before it gets stolen!

Search tip: Be aware indexing happens nightly so it's recommended that you eyeball at least the first 10 or 12 listings in addition to using the "search" feature.

Feel free to browse recovered bike listings for inspiring tales of bike/owner reunions.

The old Stolen Bike Registry (Jan 2005-Aug 2006) is still available here.

GMC Denali 700c

Location

Residence
700 S Laflin Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
19' Mens
Color: 
Black/Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost like new, two months old. Non-functional Neon orange tube glow light wrapped around the frame of the bike (The battery pack was previously damaged/torn off). Additional white silicone style light on the back of the bike below the seat that flashes red.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Amanda R.
Contact Email: 
amandaross0814 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
630-294-4398
Police Report No.: 
HX430567

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 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
Incident Description: 
Landlord called in the report while the theft was taking place. The bike and the person were gone by the time the police arrived on the scene. An African American male with a dark hoodie and camouflage pants was seen using a torch to remove the lock. The lock was in great condition, it was a brand new u-lock with combination and was used to lock up both the front tire and the frame of the bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn 700 c

Location

Library of Health Sciences-Chicago
1750 W. Polk
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
551423452
Color: 
Powder Blue (Sky blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was a month old. Schwinn admiral bike with black seat and bell on left handle. Looks like a cruiser bike but is a hybrid of a cruise and mountain bike with gear changes on right handle bar. Rear carrier rack in the back of the bike.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Jessica Beyer
Contact Email: 
jbeyer228 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7082809645

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike outside of UIC's Library of Health Sciences located at 1750 W. Polk, Chicago, IL 60612 from 8:00am-12:00PM to a bike rack after which I left class to realize my bike nor my lock was there.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek Navigator 3.0

Location

1039 N Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU025C0194B
Size: 
Frame size 16.5, wheel size 26"
Color: 
Sky blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Unique looking cruiser bike - looks a lot like a Divvy bike. Had a disk with Chainwheel Drive below the handle bars. Last had a water bottle holder, bell, and kick stand.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Sue Tanko
Contact Email: 
suetanko (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6309158999
Police Report No.: 
4X413762

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?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Stolen from an open garage when I went to drop off at school. Nothing else was stolen.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Raleigh

Location

1400 n maplewood
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58-59
Color: 
Black with White Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old/ refurbished. old patch of grey paint under newer white paint on neck.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
John Ofori
Contact Email: 
ofori40 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
312-371-3428

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone (who could see my bike was only locked frame to wheel) climbed over the fence and carried it out of the back yard gate.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Raleigh Record

Location

California and Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Fits around 5'4-5'6
Color: 
Red with poorly taped blue handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The white chord containing the speed wire recently snapped. Crooked bottle holder still attached. Should have red lock stuck on it also.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Stephanie

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 street sign.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3-4 hours
Incident Description: 
Walked outside to find pole void of my bike. No lock found either. Rechecked this morning,out of disbelief. Seems sign was lifted out and put back in place. At corner or California and Milwaukee.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Seven Cycles Axiom SL

Location

Skybridge Condos
737 W. Washington
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
451I08
Size: 
47.5 cm Seat Tube
Color: 
Unpainted Titanium
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Seven Axiom XL with red trim and red wheels. S&S couplers on tubes.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Brendan Burke
Contact Email: 
brendanpburke (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-671-6657
Police Report No.: 
HX 428879

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?: 
In locked condo for weeks. Burglary.
Incident Description: 
Condo in hi-rise at Washington and Halsted burglarized while sleeping. Took bike and small electronics. Building security has footage. AA male in a black hoodie at 3:10 am. I was home and sleeping.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

80s Miyata

Location

Spaulding/Wrightwood
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed, red chain. White tape on bullhorn handlebars. White origin-8 saddle.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Aya O'Connor
Contact Phone Number: 
5122644266

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?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
We accidentally left our garage door open, and the unlocked bike was taken. I keep my bike parked in the garage unlocked because the door is usually closed.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Republic Aristotle

Location

Seattle Sutton Building (formerly stanley flooring), southwest corner of Damen/Webster one storefront north of The Bristol Restaurant
2154 N. Damen
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
59cm Large Frame
Color: 
Matte Black with tan seat, gold hubs & white rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Republic Aristotle Fixie. Matte black frame Big bright white rims Gold hubs silver bullhorn handle **We don't have a photo of the actual bike, but used the rendering from Republic's website. My bike is slightly different. the matte black + big white rims & tan seat are same as pic, but missing from the pic are the gold hubs & silver bullhorn handles. It's a sleek, modern bike that's easy to spot.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Brian Vance
Contact Email: 
viviennegemma (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3124019964

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Our two bikes were locked to a street sign right in front of Seattle Suttons @ 2154 N. Damen, at the southwest side of Damen. Only one storefront north of The Bristol Restaurant, with a buzzing brunch crowd today. When we went left a friends, our lock was cut and the Republic bike was stolen, cut lock laying on the ground. My wifes curiser left untouched, and a little white BMX bike (with a red sticker on the frame) was left unlocked leaned against the Seattle Suttons brick wall in front of our bikes. It's pretty clear the thief rode this little BMX bike to steal. It was left there after and the BMX bike had clearly been spray painted white, as there were splatters of spray paint around the inner chain guard and stem which were black. We spoke to a witness named JP. JP was headed to his friends house and walked up on a suspicious looking middle aged guy leaning against the Seattle Sutton building sitting next to his tiny white BMX bike. As he passed the thief (we have a detailed description),the guy/bike is on his left and JP remembers seeing our bikes locked up to the pole to his immediate right. He knew something weird was going on bc the thiefs bike was so out of place, he was awkwardly loitering next to the other two bikes and had a big bag of fruit & other stuff in his hand friends house in front of where the bike was stolen and the theif was present. He said he saw a middle aged guy (we have a description) sitting on the BMX bike looking out at our bikes locked up and he had a bag of fruit in his hand and something else he didn't make out. If anyone has info, this has sentimental value as it was a wedding gift from my wife. Thanks

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Women's vintage Raleigh mite bike.

Location

Private residence
3432 W. Cortland
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is all red (including brake cables and seat) , mixte, vintage Raliegh bike but has no branding. Great condition.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Na
Contact Email: 
nale401 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-744-1310

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
I biked home late from work and put by bike in my gated back yard and somebody yanked it by dawn.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

TREK FX 7.1

Location

Walgreens Belmont ave
1001 W Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU331C7529H
Size: 
22.5 INCH FRAME 28' WHEELS
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Basically Brand New Trek FX 7.1 all black with white Trek letters. Has scratches on the top of the frame in betweeen the seat and the handles bars.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Brandon Glazik
Contact Email: 
brandonmglazik (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
2247350736

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?: 
less than 5 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was left outside Walgreens in front of Belmont Avenue very close to Belmont train station. I witnessed the guy take the bike. Probably late teens to mid twenties. He also had an all black Oakley back pack with a grey O on it. He drove down Racine avenue and I couldn't catch him. Please keep an eye out for this bike. All black trek with white letters.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Manhattan Green

Location

house- garage
3320 Chicago
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
D1300757
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Cream
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Beth Prystowsky
Contact Email: 
bethprystowsky (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-368-0363

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
a couple weeks
Incident Description: 
Somehow someone got in our garage and stole my bike.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

All-City Nature Boy

Location

836 S. Loomis St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear wheel dropouts are shaped like a suspension bridge tower, All-City nameplate (shield shape), two "frog" type lights on the handlebar and seat stem

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Roland Solinski
Contact Email: 
rsolinsk (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
2243058008

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 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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen between 3:00am and 6:00am on Sunday September 14. Lock was a heavy duty steel cable, must have been cut and taken with the bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek FX 7.3

Location

Eric Sullivan
438 W Belden Ave , Apt 3
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU343C1157D
Size: 
20 inch frame
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a sticker from Laughing Dog Bicycles (Amherst, MA bike shop where I bought it) affixed to the frame. Looks very well maintained aside from wear marks on the bar connecting the handlebars to the rest of the frame from where my U lock would hit when I rode it.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Eric Sullivan
Contact Email: 
epsullivan28 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
(702) 378-0963
Police Report No.: 
HX427137

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Had left bike outside apartment for a few days locked to a short metal fence through the front wheel/frame. Hadn't consciously checked it in a couple days and then when I went to get it the morning of Sept. 13, 2014 I found only the lock still fastened to the fence but no other signs of the bike or broken objects.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

KHS Flite One Hundred (Parts Theft: Front Wheel)

Location

Rustic House
1967 N Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U12L00280
Size: 
53'
Color: 
Silver rims (Q2AT30 Wheelset, Alloy, Doublewall).
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New. Kenda Kotender, 700x23c, 60 TPI folding tire. Q2AT30 Wheelset, Alloy, Doublewall rims.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
C.W.
Contact Email: 
lwsncl (at) gmail.com
Police Report No.: 
HX426373

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
It was only the front wheel of my bike that was stolen; however, I believe reporting the act of any theft is imperative to Chicago's bike-friendly initiatives. My bike, which is only about 4 months old and in great condition, was locked up to a metal parking meter pole directly outside of Rustic House restaurant in Lincoln Park (at the corner of Halsted and Armitage Ave.) while having dinner at Taco Joint. It was rainy and cold

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

SE Draft

Location

4103 N. Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White frame, blue wrapped bull-horn style handlebars. brake lines attached using blue zip ties. Brake handles attached at the front of the bull horns. Tires are Gatorskin. Black deep-V wheels.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Alex Sheyn
Contact Email: 
me (at) alexsheyn.com
Contact Phone Number: 
847-807-9272

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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?: 
20 minutes
Incident Description: 
My roommate saw a shady character roaming around all of our back porches. Went inside, my bike was gone when he came back out 20 minutes later.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Motobecane Road Bike

Location

Illinois Institute of Technology
Federal
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
700c wheels, 58cm Frame
Color: 
Light Blue: Frame/Fork, Red: Tires/Saddle/Handlebar Tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good shape with a few scratches. Bullhorn Handlebars. Silver Fenders. Silver Frame pump. Livery Outrigger stem. Paul Components Brake and Brake Lever.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Thomas G
Contact Email: 
tgeoghe1 (at) hawk.iit.edu

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike left in locked College machine shope. Wheels locked to frame with a U-Lock each. Bike and U-Locks now missing.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Mongoose

Location

Center Court Gardens
1522 W. Harrison St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Approx 2.5 ft off ground and 5 ft long
Color: 
Silver with green Mongoose logo on bike frame.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver with Green Mongoose logo. Bike was ~21 speed. 3 different gears on right handle bar and 6 or more on left handle bar. Bike stand still intact.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Vu
Contact Email: 
evuquach (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6169903555
Police Report No.: 
HX425636

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?: 
Less than 10 hours.
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen some time on Sept 12th between 12:30 AM - 9:15AM. An attempt to cut the ULock occurred roughly 3 or 4 days prior and rubber around ULock was torn and lock was bent. Bike rack was located right outside apartment.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek Navigator 200

Location

Hyde Park
5527 S Everett
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
GX924112
Size: 
16 " in
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was nearly new. It had a tune up in the spring & was in excellent condition. 2+ years old with minimal wear & tear. 1 somewhat stripped brake cable.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kasia Bartoszynska
Contact Email: 
kasiab (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-865-0338

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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
Incident Description: 
The bike had been locked to itself in the vestibule of a friends building where I had been house sitting for three days. I last saw it at 8pm, Thursday, Sept. 11th. I went downstairs at 11:30am this morning (Friday, Sept. 12th) to find that the bike, lock & chain had been stolen. Only my helmet was left behind. This leaves me to believe that it was taken by a neighbor or friend of a neighbor as the thief would have had to bypass 2 security doors to get to my bike, but I have no proof of this. There are 2 other bikes locked to themselves in the exact same area.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Cannondale

Location

Apartment Building
1372 W Greenleaf
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Cannondale bicycle. Induction powered lights on the rims that light up when they are ridden. Water bottle holder and mount for the bike lock. White tape wrapped handlebars. University of Notre dame bike sticker registration sticker on the frame.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Zack Woodruff
Contact Email: 
jzwoodruff (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
2067906090

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
18 hours.
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike in a back staircase that is normally locked. It is likely that someone did not fully close the back door, someone came in the area and clipped the lock then stole the bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

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