450 N. City Front Plaza Dr.Chicago , IL
Date of Theft
Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 6:00am
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Very new condition Electra Ticino. Brownish gray color with brown wrapped handlebars. The front fender was removed, but the back fender was/is still in place. Very minor scratches on lower parts of frame. Loose white reflector on handlebars.
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.
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Very new Electra Ticino bicycle stolen in front of Gleacher Center at 450 N Cityfront Plaza between the hours of 10am and 12:15pm. Bicycle was locked to bike rack, but both bicycle and lock (U-lock + cable) were gone when revisiting the location a couple of hours after locking it up. The bicycle is grayish brown, with brown leathery wrapped handlebars. The most distinguishable feature on the bike is that it is missing its front fender, but the back fender is still installed. There are also minor scratches along the bottom piping of the bike frame where the paint has worn off. There is a loose white front reflector on the handlebars and the front brake needs tightening.
Victim received a phone call from someone who had purchased the bike at a suburban flea market. Purchaser was suspicious of seller after purchasing the bike and after finding it on the CSBR, called the victim. Owner and bike have been reunited.
This bike was recovered: