Foster/Cicero areaChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 3:00am
Basic Bike Info
29" wheels, 19" frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Brand new, 2014
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?:
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Somebody(s) rode up (or drove up) with three crappy bikes. They went over or through our gate, into the side door of our garage and took three bikes. They left the crappy bikes in their place.
Victim saw bike listed on Craigslist on same day of theft, for sale in Chicago near Central and Fullerton. Listing was taken down same night. Victim saw bike listed next day in Lemont, made arrangements to get bike next morning, and went and picked it up. Seller allegedly paid $500 and was trying to sell for $690 OBO. Allegedly decided it was too big for him. Victim had all documentation and threatened to call police. Seller gave bike up. Victim decided to give seller $50 reward money, and as she was getting it from her purse the seller's wife came out and screamed at her ("I'v got 4 kids" etc.) Victim had done some research and had information on original seller and tried to get Chicago police help prior to the second listing but was unsuccessful.
This bike was recovered: