Hull TerraceEvanston , IL
Date of Theft
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 1:15pm
Basic Bike Info
Tall frame bike 26 "inch tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
frame badly chipped but everything else was new. Bought from The Recyclery so it was completly refurbished.
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Cable w/ Padlock
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to street sign.
How was the bike locked?:
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Thief cut lock after trying to cut cable in two places. Once lock was defeated thief left old broken low end mountain bike and took my bike. Traded up appears.
On July 12 2013 the victim wrote: Hi, Thanks to this web site my sons bike was recovered. Someone monitoring this site found my sons bike listed on craigslist and sent me an email with the link. I arranged a time to see the bike and the Evanston police met the seller and recovered the bike. Police believe seller did not know it was stolen and didn’t charge him with possession of stolen property. I did not meet the person and am not convinced he was the choir boy they police made him out to be. Luckily, we got the bike back. Lessons learned… know the serial number, have a picture of the bike, use two locks and if stolen file a police report and post it on Chicago stolen bike registry. Much gratitude [owner name]
This bike was recovered: