Apartment in Bridgeport
33rd St & Lituanica AveChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 7:00am
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Older bike, purchased in 2005. Has puncture resistant tires and a Rapid Transit sticker on the frame. There are a few small scratches on the frame and the bike seat is one of the "anatomically correct" seats for ladies. There are blue LED lights in the spokes, a red LED blinky on the back, a pump attachment on the frame (pump was not on the bike when stolen), a headlight attachment on the handle bars, fenders, rear rack, and trailer hitch.
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?:
Alley or side passageway.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
This is one of three bikes stored in the same locked gangway, all of which were stolen. There are two large locked gates, which were locked at the time the bikes were discovered.
On 10/4/2012 the victim wrote: I'm happy to report that my bike was recovered yesterday evening (10/3/12). My fiance (owner of the blue GT 2.0 stolen on the same day) saw a teenager riding my bike through the park across the street from our house. He stopped the guy and told him he was pretty sure he was riding a stolen bike. The kid said it was his cousin's bike and went to get his cousin. The owner said that he bought the bike from "some guy in the neighborhood he sees around sometimes", who swore it wasn't stolen. The new "owner" lives approximately 50 yards from our home. We called CPD, but they took so long to respond that we went to the police station 2 blocks away. We are now working with a detective to close out my stolen bike report and to try to identify who sold the bike in the hopes that we can track down the other bike as well.
This bike was recovered: