561 W BriarChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Black wrapped drop style handlebars. Had a white small silicon light on it, as well as a black round holder for a portable speaker. Top bar of frame is light gray, other parts are dark gray. Seat is black with a touch of silver on the nose. Tires are slim and black, rims are silver. Has a black slim fender on the back tire. Crankshaft and pedals are black.
skater14all (at) yahoo.com
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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 street sign.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
From 10pm until 8am
At some time between 10pm on 9/16/18 and 8:25am on 9/17, my bike was stolen from being locked up on the sidewalk outside 561 W Briar (corner of Briar and Broadway). If you're facing the street from that apartment, it was locked to the middle street pole (the order is street pole, street pole, orange metal bike stand). I had it locked with a U-Lock through both the front tire and the frame, so they didn't cut it, but what they did do is loosened the bolt that keeps the street pole upright and connected to the base of the street pole. After that, I'm assuming they slipped the pole up and either walked the bike away (would have been hard because there was a black u lock on the front tire to the frame, and a smaller silver u-lock on the back tire to the frame), or threw it in a car and continued down the one way street. I've parked my bike in this spot overnight for 8 months, so someone could have noticed that its usually there overnight. I have pictures of both the bike, and the street pole bolt that they took off. The bike itself is a road bike with black wrapped drop style handlebars, a dark gray frame with light gray on the top, slim black tires, gray rims, a black crankshaft, had a white silicone light on the handlebars, and a red coil lock locking the black seat to the frame.
This bike was recovered: