Columbia College Chicago Residential Building
731 S. Plymouth Ct.Chicago , IL
Date of Theft
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Sea Foam Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Fairly used, in pretty good condition. Sea foam green with white accents. White leather stitched handlebars and seat. White flower design on frame.
kirstennirel (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number:
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?:
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Approximately 2 weeks
The bike had been out for a couple of weeks. It was there the day before the incident, so I know it was stolen sometime in the last 24 hours (as of Dec 11, 2016, 2:30 pm). My bike had a history (albeit, not a big one) of being harassed in this location. While its basket wasn't attached at the time of its theft, if usually had a basket on the handlebars. Many people would throw trash into it, and one day I found the basket to be severely dented (prompting me to unattach it). My bike attracted a lot of attention from my schoolmates, who thought it was adorable. And it is adorable. But nobody steals a bike for being adorable, right? The kind of person who steals a bike in the first place is not the kind of person who wants a light green flowery bike. What confuses me even more is that the lock was taken, too. That means the person who took it really wanted, enough to not just break the lock and go. A lot of people told me my bike was pretty, but I don't see those people actually going as far as taking it.
This bike was recovered: