Jamis Aurora



Arcadia near Church, Skokie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Burgundy and ivory
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red handle bar tape, spokedinks on front wheel, "oh shit" breaks, tasle under back seat, small rip on the underside of seat

Owner Information

Contact Email: 
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was located inside of a locked garage
Incident Description: 
Returned from a weekend away to find garage open, only thing missing was the bike. The other bike was still there. They left the helmet, but took the new u-lock with the bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 10/17/2012 a craigslist user saw this bike listed by Shining Bikes and Things, cross-referenced it against the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry and alerted the victim. Her husband and a friend went to the shop with police report and original sales receipt in hand. Per victim shop employee claimed "we check the registration of all bikes that come in" and questioned whether she had registered the bike. Chicago police refused to intervene, reportedly stating "he (the shop owner) has rights too." The bike was stripped of lights and fenders but had been given new tires. The victim plans to follow up with Skokie police to see if there can be legal consequences to the shop.
This bike was recovered: