Recent Reports

Mercier Kilo WT5

Location

home
1530 w cortez, alley
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
dark gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
track bike. 5 speed Sturmey-Archer internal-geared-hub

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into garage by crawling through outside vent then opened garage door from inside. Bike was kept in the garage.

Trek 7.2 fx 2014

Location

john bezmaterny
2335 W Barry
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Swtu343c6823h
Size: 
14
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
For two days
Incident Description: 
My garage door was opened and my bike was gone

1980 Fuji roadster

Location

Home
627 Brummel Street, 2E
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Tall
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; internal hubs, shifters and generator for front light; Sturmey Archer aftermarket shifter, Ortlieb handlebar bag, cracked leather seat.

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
I lock my old Fuji to my daughter's bike nine times out of ten using an Abis folding lock. This time.. I dunno. We were gone for a week. When I came home it was the first thing I noticed. No bicycle.

Red Cannondale

Location

1255 N Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The black handlebar tape was unraveling. Buzz off seat, lollipop pedals, Wolf wheels

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside of house. Packages have recently been stolen consistently from the the porch. Guessing someone saw the bike locked in the house through the window when doing so, and probably kept trying the door over time. It was unlocked (Left door unlocked for about 20 minutes so my girlfriend could come inside when she was coming over) and they got lucky. I was home at the time and this was the middle of the day.

Giant

Location

2076 N Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Women's small
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great shape, no light or water holder (frame is too slim to hold a water bottle), the front had a little string tied around it (but very possible that was cut off).

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a week
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a locked garage. My bike was stolen, but 2 other bikes remained in the garage. My helmet and U-lock had been hooked onto the handle bars, and both the helmet and U-lock were left in the garage, placed on a moving box in the garage, but bike was gone.

Trek District 9

Location

Logan Square
3302 W Dickens Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very well cared for road bike, no noticeable dents or scratches

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One Evening

Schwinn World

Location

home
2416 W. Cullom Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old but kept up, Gray 1990 Schwinn World. Black handlebar tape, gray rack on the back, green "bike winter" sticker.

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
I believe I left my garage door open overnight. Someone came in and took my bike off the wall. I hadn't locked it. Other items of value in the garage were untouched.

Fyxation Eastside

Location

Logan Square
Kedzie Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a number of stickers, black stripes, bullhorn handles

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
My apartment has both a gate to get into the back yard and the storage room is locked. There are a number of bikes in the room, all unlocked. This was the one night I didn't lock mine up, and it was the only one taken.

Specialized

Location

Lincoln Square
Farragut Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition. Baby seat attached to the back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was located on our back deck. Unfortunately, it was not locked up. I considered taking it this morning but decided to drive instead. When I got home a few hours later it was gone.

Liv Alight

Location

5712 N Wayne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K06023883
Size: 
Large - women's style
Color: 
White with light blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Only 6 month old, White bike very dinged up.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to street sign.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked with a u lock and cable for both wheels to a street sign. The thieves pulled out the street sign and left with the locked up bike. The pic posted is from the internet, as I didn't have a pic of my personal bike. Thanks for your help.

Custom - State Bicycle Core-Line frame

Location

1709 S Racine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brown leather wrapped drop bars and a brown leather Brooks saddle, partially covered by a tee shirt tied to the fence post. Signal flag stickers on the frame. Black tires (front has a blue stripe), everything else is silver. In great shape but pretty dirty! Signal flags are nearly unreadable, hasn't been cleaned all summer, white paint discolored in some places.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to street sign.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Another bike locked to the same street sign was also stolen - the sign was solid when we locked up. Sign was unbolted overnight, both of our U-locks were stolen too.

Trek LEXA

Location

1042 N Wood St #3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White, Red, Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in really great condition, just got new tires. Also has an odometer and a Tern of the Wheel (Bradley, Illinois) water bottle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One month

Leader 725

Location

Logan square
2569 w lyndale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tape around seatpost, multiple scratches and paint chips, silver crankset and other black crank arms. Black and white bar tape

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Inside apartment building downstairs
Incident Description: 
There was always bikes downstairs of the apartment building and my bike happened to be the one that was stolen

26" Schwinn Mountain Bike Ranger

Location

Home Address
1829 W 21st Pl, Apt 1/Bsmt
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
COA*98532
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Notre Dame Decal 22714 on the lower side of the bike. Near the Serial number. Furthermore, the gears and the chain were rusty. Bike still worked. The left handle was a little bit separated from the gear change. Model is silver with aqua-ish green highlights. Serial Number not complete because the *'d number is blocked by the braking system and I could not get to it. The bike was bought used in South Bend, IN.

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few hours. I had just used it.
Incident Description: 
Someone came into the house from the backyard and took the bike. The front of the house was locked and the bike was outside. We forgot to lock both bikes like we usually do because of some news we had received that day. It is unknown to us why the other bike was not taken.

Trek 7.2 FX WSD

Location

Marina City
300 N State St. #5604
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTV311C1193k
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Trek 2016 bike, blue pedals, white crate/basket on the back, step-through frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 night

Fuji

Location

Apartment building
near corner of N Fairfield and Logan Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dark grey Fuji. Only lightly used. Has a large-ish kickstand and a black water bottle holder on down tube. Most distinguishing features would be a few scratches on the top tube and the head tube caused from placing the lock there.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It has been parked here consistently for a year.
Incident Description: 
My grey 2015 Fuji hybrid is kept in our basement storage unit of our apartment building. The storage unit remains locked at all times and we go in and out of it often. Entrances into the building are also locked. The main door has two doors that must be unlocked with key to enter. Sometime between Monday, August 7, 2017 and Wednesday August 9, 2017, someone living in the building (of which there are only four units), someone who knows someone living in the building, or someone who was simply let in by ringing someone's door bell went into the basement, jimmied open the door and took it.

Viscount Grand Touring

Location

Corner of California and Armitage
2755 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is a 1973 model of the grand touring after the front fork recall. The front forks bend out at the end and are half chrome half painted. The handle bars have a foam covering and the gear shifters are in the center of the handle bars on the down stem. The main distinguishing feature is the fur seat.

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.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 Hours

Trek FX 3

Location

1425 N ASHLAND AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black (Glossy)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Bought in late May.

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 a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike and lock stolen from second floor balcony

Trek Zektor 3 2017

Location

North Avenue and Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU126C6703L
Size: 
56" frame
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small black "wedge pack" under the seat. There was a mounted water bottle holder (light green) on the vertical bar of the inner frame. Also a U-Lock holster underneath the uppermost horizontal frame. There was also a Bike computer holster (without the bike computer on the left side of the handlebars, and a safety light mount on the right side of the handlebars. The seat was black and was designed with a small wide opening in the middle of it for comfort.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months (mainly at night, I ride it to work every day)
Incident Description: 
I left Sunday night and my bike was there. Today (August 8) I was informed by another resident in my building that his bike was stolen. I went and checked and so was mine

2013 Surly Cross Check

Location

Residence
2933 N Kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Hospital Foam Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black handle bars and accents. Awesome bike

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Kept it there past few years
Incident Description: 
Air bnb guests left back door to building wide open for undetermined amount of time. bike was kept unlocked in storage room in basement. Realized it was stolen when we got home to the. Back door wide open