Specialized Vita



Condo building located in the same building as XSport Fitness on Ashland and School.
Bike rack located on School St., About 20 Feet West of the intersection of Ashland Ave. and School St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Deep purple women's bike that is a Specialized brand, model, Vita. The bike is in like new condition. There are no dents or any distinguishable scratches (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/women/bikes/fitness/fitness/vita-/115405). Attached to the seat post was a small, zip-up, black seat pack attached to the seat post. The seat bag was a KoKi Seat Bag (https://www.decide2ride.com/products/bike-midi). I had upgraded the seat to a black gel foam seat. I added an anti-theft locking feature to the bike. Attached to the front and rear wheel are Pinhead brand locking skewers, a seatpost lock with seat collar, and headset lock which can only be unlocked using the coded key, which I have in my possession (https://pinheadlocks.com/store/en/complete-bike-security-lock-packages/19-4-pack-plus-wheels-seatpost-and-headsets-locks-with-seat-collar.html#/spare_key-_/seat_tube_diameter-28_6_31_8_mm).

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Nicole Downham
Contact Email: 
Email hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to email the owner.
Contact Phone Number: 
Police Report No.: 

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 Hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike up in front of my condo building around 11:30PM on Wednesday, June 28th. Around 4:45AM on Thursday, June 29th, I left my building and found that my bike was missing and my Kryptonite Evolution LITE Mini-6 U-Lock has been sawed in half. Immediately after discovering my bike has been stolen, I called the Chicago Police Department to report the theft.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: