1849 N Cleveland AveChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Not much wear at the time of theft--a large electric blue Trek FX 7.2 2013 model.
Contact Phone Number:
How was the lock defeated?:
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.
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?:
Two months--in gated common area on the third floor
Bike was not optimally locked. Bike was locked to itself by a U Lock and the U Lock had a cable looped around wooden spokes on our 3rd floor balcony. Thief must have studied the opportunity beforehand and planned it to some extent. They climbed a fence, walked upstairs, dislodged the wooden spoke, carried the bike downstairs and over the fence. I was away for a few hours only.
This bike was recovered: