Stolen from my garage
Addison and ArtesianChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 9:00pm
Basic Bike Info
50cm - large
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Bike is about a year old. Brake cable caused rubbing on front fork and shows raw metal. Back wheel has a hitch for a carrier. Front wheel was recently replaced, can't remember the brand but it is new. Disc brakes. When stolen it had a rear rack with an orange crate on it. Also stolen where the lock, cable and helmet (stolend from my garage).
Contact 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?:
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Stolen from my garage overnight.
Bike was stolen from my garage. They kicked open the side door to the garage which was locked with a deadbolt. Bike was stolen with u-lock, cable and helmet (giro, yellow and black, live strong). Bike has a rear hitch for a trailer and an orange crate on the back with two reflectors.
On 7/27/2012, the victim writes: I recovered my bike. Unfortunately it was not from the person who originally stole it, but someone who bought it afterward. He said he bought my $500 bike for $100 from a guy on the street. The police filed a report, didn't arrest him and I believe the guy. I am happy to report that I found the bike by a Craigslist search. I arranged a meeting in public space, recognized the bike and called 911. Police showed up and questioned both of us. Bike was "recovered" and returned to me.
This bike was recovered: