5000 block N MozartChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
Basic Bike Info
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
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How was the lock defeated?:
What was the bike locked to?:
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?:
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Stolen from closed in yard with 6ft high vinyl opaque fence by teenager approx. 5'-10" - 180lbs, possibly hispanic
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: