1155 E 58th StreetChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Monday, April 28, 2008 - 11:45am
Basic Bike Info
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
If you could please be on the lookout for a stolen bike of mine I would appreciate it. The bike is a single speed conversion from an old Sapporo 12 speed. The frame is gray. Gearing is really tall. Has drop bars wrapped in a pink/pastel red grip. It was stolen from the metal rack in front of the Oriental Institute on the corner of 58th and University.
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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.
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?:
Locked at 9:15am, gone by 4:30pm
I'm going to view cctv footage of the theft tomorrow morning when the security supervisor for the building shows up. Maybe I'll get back to you then.
Writes Tom on 5_9_08: The footage was not usable to identify the thieves, but the bike was recovered today at 79th and Stony. Someone saw the ad I posted on Craigslist, recognized the bike, and confronted the guy riding it. The rider immediately gave it up.
This bike was recovered: