5000 block N Mozart
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
High racer short wheel base recumbent, air horn, head light, mirror, bell, water bottle cage behind riser/stem, 2 velocity 559 wheels with black rims, Sram X9 shifters and rear derailleur, Sram BB7 disc brakes, sport contact tires, candy red clipless pedals

Owner Information

Contact Email: 
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Stolen from closed in yard with 6ft high vinyl opaque fence by teenager approx. 5'-10" - 180lbs, possibly hispanic

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 6/16/2011, he owner writes: I posted my Volae recumbent theft date November 5th 2009 and recovered it May 5, 2011. In March of 2010 as the weather warmed up a photo and advertisement for my bike came up on Craigslist. I tried to trap the seller (not the thief) by posing as a buyer. I was too angry in my exchange of emails and I spooked him enough where he would not meet with me. In April of this year it came up on Craigslist again and I had a friend pose as the buyer. The seller wanted to meet at the Logan Square monument and I had a Chicago Police Department undercover tactical unit help with the sting on location.
This bike was recovered: