Trek 2008 7.2 FX



Apartment stairwell
811 Main
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
17.5cm frame
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 Information

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?: 
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.
Incident Description: 
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.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
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: