1988 Schwinn High Sierra


1423 W Rosemont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
black chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My vintage 1988 Schwinn High Sierra is in decent condition, definitley not mint. It was my late uncle's bike and I got it after he passed so I really hope to find it if possible. It has a silver bell attached on the right side of the handle bars and two flashlights (one blue, one black) ziptied on a metal plate on the left side of the handlebars. There is also a plastic u-lock holder attached to the main frame of the bike, but the u-lock was not attached. There is also a silver schwinn water bottle holder screwed on to the main frame. The clear/yellowish plastic guard on the rear wheel's gears has a chip on one edge as well.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Cooper Hawley
Contact Email: 
cooperhawley8 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
Police Report No.: 

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
wasn't locked because it was in my fenced in and locked yard. obviously my mistake.
Incident Description: 
I was not home when this occurred, but got home shortly after the incident. My three roommates were all in my kitchen on the first floor which views directly into our backyard and onto our wooden deck. At approximately 11am on 3/18/21 they saw a man wearing all black with a hood up walk up the steps to our deck, grab my bike, and walk down towards the gate. By the time they realized this man had grabbed my bike, they opened our back door and yelled at him, getting only a muttered respsonse back, before he opened the back gate and quickly rode off down the alley. They are unsure how he got onto our deck because our entire yard is fenced in with a tall wooden fence and locked gates in the front and back. We believe he must have climbed over our or our neighbors fence to get into our yard before snatching my bike. My roomates described him as a shorter male with a hooded puffy jacket, and black sweatpants with three orange stripes going down the side, like adidas track pants.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: