Clybourn Metra (covered off-street bike parking)
Armitage and AshlandChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 8:00am
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Some scratches, blue handlebar tape, "women's" seat, black Portland Design front basket, deep v rear wheel, regular front wheel, reflective tape on the frame, plastic rear fender
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 bike rack.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
My bike was locked to a bike rack in the covered off-street parking off Armitage at the Clybourn Metra station. It was locked with newer U-lock through the front wheel and frame, with a cable run through the back wheel. I parked it there Sunday late morning and was not able to return to it until very late Wednesday night. The bike and the lock were gone. The whole bike parking area only had a couple of bikes, unusual for that location. The rest of the bike parking, about 15 racks along Armitage were completely empty. It looked like the whole area had been cleaned out.
On September 6, 2012 the victim wrote to report the return of this bike thanks to an employee of Rapid Transit Cycles who suspected it was stolen and checked the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry.
This bike was recovered: