Cornelia Ave at SpringfieldChicago , IL
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Date of Theft
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 5:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Old frame with a brand new rear wheel, single speed conversion with cruiser/mustache handlebars. White brake cable covers, yellow pedal clips. It is also covered in punk stickers--Jawbreaker, Das Kapital, the Dopamines, the Fucking Buckaroos, Johann's Face Records--though these may have been removed by the thief. It also had a u-lock holder that had broken still screwed to the frame beneath the seat--though that also may have been removed. Yellow Onguard U-lock may still be attached to the frame.
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?:
Bike was locked only to itself.
How was the bike locked?:
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
The bike was locked to itself and left in my backyard against the house. I suspect that in the 90 minutes it was unattended, the thief/thieves jumped my backyard fence and carried the bike out. U-lock was stolen with the bike, so it was likely lifted/carried.
On September 14 2013 the victim wrote to report that her bike appeared on craigslist and she tried to elicit police help to recover it but they refused to offer any help on the grounds that she didn't have record of her serial number. She reports paying $30 to get her bike back. :-(
This bike was recovered: