Trek 400



1142 W Wellington Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Cream with blue detailing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good condition and had a brown Brooks saddle, converted with straight bars and a rear pannier. The frame was cream with blue brake cables, text detailing and paddles

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: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.

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?: 
1 day, not locked
Incident Description: 
I cam home from work to discover my bike was gone. The bike was in our back porch area which is locked by a rear door. The rear door leads to a gate and then to an alley. I assume somebody left the door and gate open and somebody walked in and stole it.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On April 20 2014 the victim wrote: I really didn't think I'd ever see my bike again but while on the 77 bus going east on Belmont on Saturday evening I spotted my bike attached to a bike post. I got off the bus and went over and there was my bike minus the lock, rear pannier and front light. The bike was unfortunately attached to a bike rack so I called the cops to see what my options were. They couldn't cut the lock but suggested I attach another lock to it and leave a note; and so I did. The bike is still there and the thief has not yet removed their lock. I'll be going by tomorrow to see if I can remove the lock tomorrow and will update. Thanks On April 21 he reported that the other lock had been removed and he has his bike back.
This bike was recovered: