Recent Reports

Giant Defy

Location

Damen Blue Line CTA Station
Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GA386580
Size: 
56 M/L
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Has a black rack on the back.

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.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
From the bike racks inside the Damen Blue line CTA station at Milwaukee
Incident Description: 
I locked up my bike to the racks inside the Damen blue line station around 6:20am and when I returned at 4:45pm it was gone. I also had my white helmet locked to the bike.

Traitor

Location

Potomac and Spaulding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CC111500
Color: 
mint green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint Green frame. Brown saddle and wrapped rodeo bars. (photo is older: showing black saddle and bars) black tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
N/A
Incident Description: 
Bike was not locked bc it was stored in a garage (which IS usually locked). When I arrived home, the garage door was open and the bike was gone.

Salsa Journeyman Claris 700

Location

2439 N Kedzie Ave, apt 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
H18403937
Size: 
55
Color: 
Orange-red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Only 5 months old, orange red, small bell on it

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to street sign.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked to sign post on street and stolen after about 2 hours of being inside

Rambler ladies Legacy Frameworks pale pink

Location

Merchandise mart
222 Merchandise Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
051
Size: 
small ladies
Color: 
pale violet/pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Belt drive, variable speed hub, front basket, rear rack

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike at rack on sidewalk on the west side of Wells Street at Merchandise Mart Plaza, locked at 5:40pm, gone by 8:20pm.

Trek Matte Black Six speed cruiser

Location

Kedzie L Stop
Kedzie and Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cat eye Head light. Fat butt saddle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
2 hrs
Incident Description: 
My wife and I went to dinner and came out our bikes were missing. The kryptonite cable lock had also been taken with the bikes.

Trek 1000 road bike

Location

Kedzie L Stop
Kedzie and Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
White/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had head light, rear red lights attach to posts. Cat computer on top bar. All white handlebar grip tape, Schimano brake speed gears, frame brakes, and 2 water bottle holders. Gel seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
2 hours.
Incident Description: 
Went to dinner with our bikes locked up and came out with no trace of our property and mode of transportation.

Surly Steamroller

Location

1103 N Western Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54-56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Steamroller, "Surly" marking scratched off, just says "Steamroller" on it. Ergonomic handlebars with grey rubber and black grips. Small clipless pedals. Small black/orange U-Lock attached via holster on mainframe. Brown mostly new Brooks saddle

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bikes locked inside the building's inner stairwell, top floor, but not locked to anything. Bikes were there 2 hours ago, gone now.

Schwinn

Location

121 W Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
BLue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red and black handlebar pads, missing the gear cover.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike disappeared

Specialized Sirrus Mens Elite

Location

Foxtrot Market
1562 N Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kickstand and fenders. Front handlebars and seat bar have mounts for clip on lights. Carbon fork frame.

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.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Left bike for a few days on a bike rack at North and Wells. Returned and was missing. Assuming the U-Lock was cut. Unfortunately don't have picture of actual bike but it is in like-new condition, same as picture.

Retrocycle Harper

Location

MY House
Eddy St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
No Idea
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly newish condition was only a few months old. It does have an all black rim in the front and a silver one in the rear.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stolen over night
Incident Description: 
Parked my bike last night and went to ride it this morning around 7 am and noticed that they cut through a rod iron fence to get to it.

Dew Mustard

Location

mark scibor
6310 n odell ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
IN19012610
Color: 
Mustard
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. Black combination rope lock around the seat stem.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked laying with other bikes along side of house
Incident Description: 
Laying with other bikes in walk way of private residence near Rosedale Park Chicago

1984 Trek 610

Location

Lincoln Square
N Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Blue with yellow lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is in pristine condition, very few scratches. It has the original clear vinal bar wrap on it, one side finished in black electric tape, the other on clear packing tape. It has a brown leather fujita belt saddle.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I store it in the garage
Incident Description: 
My Trek is stored in a garage, and I left the side door unbolted. Someone was either trying random doors or they knew I keep bikes inside. There were many bicycles in the garage, and luckily only the Trek was taken.

Cannondale Quick CX

Location

Starbucks
200 W. Adams St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YB58164
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Midnight Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, three quick release locks were replaced with locking skewers

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Under 8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a bike rack and It is unknown how they stole the bike, as they did not leave the lock behind either.

Mercier Kilo TT STripper

Location

Big Star
Damen and Wicker Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
50 CM
Color: 
Black with multi color sparkles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2017 Mercier Kilo TT Black Magic paint Brooks Cambium C17s Saddle Mismatched black bar tape MuckNuts black fender Cat Eye front circle light Gatorskin 700cc tires

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike parked at Wicker Park Ave and Damen. Though to have been locked but wasn't. Was next to other locked bikes on bike rails off Damen. Parked for maybe an hour before missing.

Critical Cycles Beaumont-7 Seven Speed Lady's Urban City Commuter Bike

Location

Home
2634 W Augusta B
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
44cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is like new. Has back rack and bell on handlebars Front tire fender is not installed on the bike. I still have the fender in my posession.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Stolen bike, if you see it please let us know! Originally located at 2600 block of Augusta Critical Cycles Beaumont-7 Seven Speed Lady's Urban City Commuter Bike Identifying mark is the front fender is missing otherwise pristine like new condition. Back patio is covered/obscured.

Trek Checkpoint ALR 4

Location

Block 37
108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU118G00866N
Size: 
56
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new bike, disk breaks, matte black with silver Trek logo

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 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?: 
1.5 hrs
Incident Description: 
Right in front of Block 37, corner of N State and E Washington. Bike unattended for less than 2 hours. On the E Washington side, the bolts on the bike rack closest to the trash (upon closer inspection) are clearly set to be removed, I'm guessing they removed them and pulled the lock through. The lock goes through both the bike frame and front wheel, it's a pretty heavy duty lock so they likely pulled out the whole thing. All you need to do to catch these guys is have someone camp out at that corner watching for a nice bike to be left on that bike rack.

Bianchi Impulso 105

Location

SAIC
37 S Wabash Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wbk710778n Ba10303
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
Celeste green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, slight wear on Bianchi label, matching bianchi saddle, black grip tape, 2 water bottle holders

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.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Outside 37 S Wabash between noon and 4 pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack outside of SAIC. It was stolen between noon and 4pm. Kryptonite u-lock was cut and taken with the bike. No trace.

KHS Urban Xpress

Location

1469 W Winona St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
u14g01008
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright orange storage pouch on back. Black U lock with red bottom, cable lock with orange loop wrapped around seat. “Reside” sticker on frame

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: 
Bike was locked in garage. Garage was broken into

Santa Cruz 5010

Location

465 N Park street LLC Apartments
E Illinois Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ski Hut Sticker Decal facing your in between biker and handlebars.. large scratch on the top of the bike through the powder coat. Green handlebars that are an off brand.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Was visiting 465 Park Drive Open house and locked my bike at the bike rack on the north side of the building across the street from the AMC Theatre. I have obtained video footage from AMC and and I still have to go through it. I got back to my bike at 11:30pm and my bike and my lock was gone

Royce Union

Location

Magnolia Ave at Devon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small-medium
Color: 
Black with white decals (faded)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Men’s bike. Vintage (50s-70s), worn. Original Royce Union brand insignias. Sea-foam green handlebar tape & seafoam / pink accessories. Yellow chain. New tires (black). Black Bianchi seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
I was out of town Oct 10-14, when I returned the bike was missing.