811 MainChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:00pm
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Seat post, front wheel and back wheel are locked into place with on guard locking skewers. Seat has the hole in the center, different from the stock seat. Has sticker on 17.5cm frame that says Village cycle. Other features that are easily removed: front and back LED lights, On guard U lock mounted on the frame (but not locked into it), plastic mud guard on rear wheel, bell on handlebar, has bottle cage with an extra mount below it with velcro meant for a portable pump.
Owner InformationContact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
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?:
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Not locked, but placed in locked apartment stairwell.
This bike and other bikes has been stored overnight in the stairwell of my apartment building for years without incident. Access to the building and stairwell requires a key. Nobody ever locked their bikes in here as we thought it was safe. On Feb 25, it just disappeared. According to some workers in the building, it was gone a day ago. Only my bike was stolen. There was another Trek bike beside it, also not locked, but not stolen. Please call me or text me if you see this bike. I really love it. Thank you.
On 5/9/10 the victim wrote to report that the bike had been recovered by (presumably Evanston) police. Owner writes: The police first focused on this thief for an unrelated residential burglary, and then noted he lived near these 2 cases of bike thefts (my bike and my gf's). They then looked around the area's pawn shops and found the 2 bikes. They then traced it back to the thief who had pawned them there. The thief was sentenced to 18 days jail for the bike thefts and is pending trial for the res burg.
This bike was recovered: