Brompton M3R


Breakthrough Familyplex
3200 W. Carroll Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
There is only one size
British Racing Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a fairly standard Brompton with a 3 speed hub and a rear rack. The paintwork is pretty scratched up. It has a Kryptonite U-lock holder attached to the seat post just under the seat. It is fitted with distinctive pedals: MKS ALLWAYS Ezy Superiors. There is a front bracket for a lamp but no lamp attached. It has wiring for dynamo lights but the lights aren't set up. There is some blue tape around the wiring attaching it to the front lighting bracket.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Tim Parsons
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: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear 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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
This bike and my wife's bike (which I will file a separate report for), which is the same brand but a different color (turquoise) were locked together to a bike rack using a Kryptonite U-lock outside Breakthrough Familyplex at Carroll and Kedzie. According to the staff at Breakthrough there is CCTV footage but they will only release it to the Police. Unfortunately the business was closed and so it is possible someone ground the lock with a grinder without being seen.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: