Schwinn Men's "Trailway" Bike


150 N Upper Wacker
150 N Upper Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Men's regular
Dark metallic blue frame with Silver accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, with some minor scratches in the paint, but looks mostly new. Black metal basket in the front, blue/red/yellow children's bicycle bell on front handle bars (sentimental, was my little brother's bell from his first bike), cell-phone pouch on front handlebars, side mirror on left handle, Blitzu headlight in front, bottle rack on middle diagonal frame bar beneath seat, two rear brake lights, blue LED lights in both wheels, has my name/email address on a sticker on the front handle bars, a sticker reading "4074" on front handlebar joint, and a garage parking sticker on the side of the frame.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Karen L.
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 is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
I arrived at work at about 9:40am, with my GoPro recording. I locked my bike to the bike rack by running the combination cable through the frame and the front wheel. The rack my bike was secured to was a very sturdy city-owned black bike rack (not a "sucker-pole"), the kind that is a single metal frame secured pretty deep into the sidewalk pavement. (Shaped like a big staple.) At 6:00pm, I came out to find my bike missing, and a different bike in its place. The security footage shows that at 3:35pm, a black male wearing a red hat, grey loose-fitting pants, dark-colored jacket, black & white shoes, and a backpack, casing the bike rack area, inspecting it, shaking the bike a bit, then using a screwdriver to remove the cable lock quickly, and rode away on the bike southbound on Wacker. Security is watching vigilantly from now on.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: