Wabansia and Winchester AvenueChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 10:00pm
Basic Bike Info
L Male Frame
Black w/ silver fork and orange detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Fairly new bicycle light scratches on frame light rust on wheel nuts. Has a Bicycle Hospital Indiana store sticker, Active Transportation Alliance sticker over the front emblem, a Trader Joe's sticker on the top bar and a Chrome sticker. Has 2 Zipp bottle cages installed, Marathon kevlar lined tires, is missing 1 handlebar plug and has 1 Zipp c.f. handlebar plug.
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to street sign.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Bike locked at 6 pm, last seen around midnight, found missing by 7 am
Bike was locked with a newer u-lock with flat key to a street sign in front of building @ ~6pm. Went to sleep @ ~12:00 am. Midnight noticed entire sign dug out and missing, along with my bike (described) and girlfriend's bike attached to it.
Update 6/2/2011: The victim found a note from a neighbor. The neighbor had come upon the thief as he succeeded in working the sign out of the ground. The neighbor put the bikes and sign and storage. The bikes are back in possession of the "victims." The complete account as communicated to CSBR follows: My bike (the Trek 2nd District) and my boyfriend's bike (the black Bowery Giant listed two above) weren't actually stolen after all! My neighbor caught someone in the process of stealing them at 3:30am last night - the sign was bent and nearly out of the ground, and his dog chased away a white stocky guy in his 30s-40s down the street. He flagged down some cops nearby, but no word on whether the perpetrator was caught. Strangely, we received no mention of this incident when WE called the cops.
This bike was recovered: