Specialized Grove Sport 80914-4303



Grant Place, Lincoln Park
Grant Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Men's medium sz bike
Bright Orange frame w Gray and Blk
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
One week old. Bought 8/25 from Kozy's Cyclers, Chicago.

Owner Information

Contact Email: 
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Inside locked garage One week
Incident Description: 
Garage door open for garage cleaning in process. Left garage unattended for five minutes while in back yard. Two bikes stolen at same time. Woman's small Fuji Absolute 3.0, Lavender/silver ICF7F00650 in addition to this Grove Sport. Both bikes have attached locks and under seat packs. Bikes Stolen by experienced bike thieves- they must have been trolling neighborhood ally's over the Labor Day Holidays. Garage door is not exposed unless thieves are looking for vulnerable opportunity.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 9/5/2-13 the victim's wife wrote to report her husband had found someone selling this bike on the street, and bought it from the seller, who he felt was likely the thief. We at the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry are disappointed that no effort was made to involve law enforcement, and would like to discourage others from offering rewards or payment of any type for stolen bicycles, as we would like to see bicycle thievery choked out, not encouraged. Please contact us for guidance if you find yourself in such a situation!
This bike was recovered: