Panasonic Sport-500



1525 W. Farwell Ave.. Apt 1B
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green handle bar tape, front square bike rack, detachable rear fender, original seat with broken plastic clip below the seat, new gear shift levers centered on handle bar stem with black plastic covers, original front reflector, Kenna tires, the frame has metal scratches all along the down tube, deep dime size dent in seat tube half way down, rear reflector removed to make room for fender

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
David Mesch
Contact Email: 
Email hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to email the owner.
Contact Phone Number: 

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The bike sat at farthest point in bushes in U-shaped courtyard in front of building's access door.
Incident Description: 
I got home around 4pm on Tuesday, 11/15/2016. I left my bike out, unlocked, in front of the apartment building's 1525 W. Farwell Ave. entrance, located at the back right of the courtyard of the building. I left the bike next to the door, nestled in the tall bushes temporarily. It was supposed to be temporary because I was expecting to leave shortly after getting home, but after getting home, I realized I didn't actually have to leave. I forgot I left the bike out in front of the building's exit/entrance, and relaxed at home for the duration for the evening. The bike would be literally sitting below my apartment window, one floor down to the ground floor, next to the entrance. This morning, (11/16), I went to look for it, and it was gone. My partner got home around Tuesday night at 7pm, entering through the front of the building, and she did not notice any bike sitting next to the front door, leading me to believe that it was stolen after I got home and before she got home last night (4pm-7pm on 11/15). The only way anyone could see that far, at night, in the building's courtyard, is if a tenant was either coming or going from that particular entrance to the building. The front gate is frequently open which leads to the possibility of a stranger possibly entering the courtyard. The picture provided is not my bike, but is identical to model and color, minus my distinctive features.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: