1608 W Belle Plaine Ave, Apt 1Chicago , IL
Date of Theft
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:00pm
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
New condition, red frame with white details and letter, black seat and handle bars
dmagdale93 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number:
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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?:
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
I left Friday, August 18th to go out of town straight after work. The last person to be at our apartment was my roommate and girlfriend. She left the apartment between 8-8:30 am on Friday. We came home on Sunday, August 20th around 8:30 pm. I noticed the bike was missing between 9-10 pm that same evening. I'm not sure when the bike was stolen but sometime between leaving for work on Friday morning and getting home on Sunday night. The bike had been locked to the railing of our raised first floor back porch. It was locked with a yellow and black u-lock through the back wheel and frame to a wooden post attached to the railing, with a cable through the front wheel. The thief removed the wooden post, with presumably a crow bar, to lift the u-lock and bike off the porch. They also took a black helmet. The building is located at the corner of Belle Plaine Ave and Ashland Ave. There are two entrances to the backyard. One is through the alley via a tall, locked wooden door. The other is via Ashland Ave through a low, unlocked wrought iron fence.
This bike was recovered: