Recent Reports

Bianchi Torino

Location

Briana Eames
3431 W Medill Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Maroon/Berry
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear Tire Bike Rack, Bianchi logo slightly chipped

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
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 month

Diamondback Trace Sport

Location

Belmont Towers Apartments
510 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20 inch
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
moderate wear on side of back tires. Water bottle holder (not stock).

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5 months.

All City Big Block

Location

Laflin and 18th
1456 w 18th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Sparkle Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Wide lat bars, one front brake / lever, platform pedals.

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?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from apartment building bike room, along with several items from a neighbor's apartment.

Trek Antelope 800

Location

Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
T2JE50166 BI0415
Color: 
dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
18 speed mountain bike. alloy wheels 26x1:95 tires. straight handle bars. lookin gel saddle. alloy spring rack. greenfield alloy kickstand.

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours

KONA DEW 2017

Location

4737 N LONG AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
INI17110349
Size: 
55
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike had a bell on the handlebar (not very distinguishing, but...).

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
This bike was stolen along with my son's GIANT ESCAPE 3 2017 (size small) serial # CIDD3509. I'm guessing on the time, as my dog was barking a lot at that time, right at our back door facing the garage.

GIANT Escape 3 Model # 80012414

Location

4737 N LONG AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CIDD3509
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
NEW!

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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
We had 4 bikes in our garage - the thieves obviously knew what they were doing as my husband and younger son's bikes were left behind. My older sons bike (this one) and mine were both stolen. I will list mine separately, but want to note it here - it's a Kona Dew 2017 55" Black Serial # INI7110349

Kona Dew

Location

East Lakeview
804 w wolfram st #1s
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN19102675
Size: 
55CM
Color: 
army green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New!

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?: 
3
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from my deck where it was not visible from the street. The perpertrator took a chair from neighbors deck and clearly used it to climb onto my deck. I'm shocked and dismayed this was a $950 bike.

Huffy Highland 24" youth mountain bike

Location

The Loft
916 Wabash Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Bright Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Cup holder and Bell on handlbar

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen in front of 916 Wabash.

Fuji Gran Tourer

Location

Wellington Brown line Stop
Wellington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
JJ001516
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a bright red Fuji Gran Tourer bike. It has a black seat with a crosshatch pattern and says Fuji on the side of the bike.

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?: 
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?: 
It was in front of the Wellington Brown/Purple Line stop on the CTA.

KHS True Temper Comp

Location

In front of LOFT Outlet & Intelligencia Coffee
53 E Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Yellow, ultramarine blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition, some marks/scrapes on frame but nothing major. The handlebar grips need replacing. The handlebars themselves are slightly unbalanced. A significant feature of the frame is a curved seat tube that goes up against the rear tire. It is a very uncommon bike and may be one of a kind in the city of Chicago. It has a yellow frame with a yellow bottle holder. In the photo I've provided it has a back rack but it's no longer attached to the bike.

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?: 
30 minutes to an hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to a bike rack downtown in front of a LOFT Outlet store and Intelligencia coffee shop on Randolph St off Wabash. I left for around an hour, returned and found it missing. My guess would be that someone cut the cable in the time that I was away from the area.

Giant Cypress

Location

Ravenswood Gardens Apartments
4616 North Beacon Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Standard
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stickers on the body from WeWork, a cup holder on the body, a turquoise bell on the handlebar, a broken mirror stand on the handlebar, bikebolted wheels

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
For 2 years when I want riding it
Incident Description: 
I walked into the bike room to get my bike and it plus 1/3 of the other bikes in the room were missing.

FUGI

Location

Crossfit Logan
2080 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black FUGI hybrid bike with black handles, silver handle bar, black mud guards on front and rear tires, small reflector sign on back of bike and kickstand

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 hour
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike on a bike rack in front of Crossfit Logan on 2080 N Milwaukee Ave on 5:15pm with a U Cable Bike Lock and Flex Bike Cable. The bike rack had several other bikes on it. I left the gym at 6:30pm and came out to find my flex cable had been cut and the bike was gone. The street is extremely busy at that hour with bus stops right near the bike rack on both sides of the street. I have attached a picture of the bike,

Fyxation Matte Black pixel single speed

Location

Chase Bank
2639 N Milwaukee ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FXNEA902078
Size: 
46
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New!! Shortened handle bars

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 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?: 
10mins
Incident Description: 
Locked bike outside of chase bank at 2639 n Milwaukee, went in to get money. Came out and bike was gone.

Reid Transit WSD

Location

South Old Irving Park
4030 Cornelia Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
M, 42 cm
Color: 
blue/green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, bought in June. The seat has a brand new Zacro gel bike seat. Holder for flashlight on right side of handlebars.

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?: 
Two days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my garage on the night of 9/17. The bike itself was not locked to anything.

giant

Location

Kristen Boden
1637 w wolfram st
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Adelescent size
Color: 
Forest green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cooler on the front of handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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 keep my bike in my garage
Incident Description: 
Went to my garage Friday morning, the 20th and my garage door was opened and bike gone. My garage is detached and renters through a door and the garage door to the alley.

2017 SPECIALIZED AWOL

Location

Apartment
940 N Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
M
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2017 Specialized AWOL Olive Green RACEFACE Stem and Risers Wolftooth single chaining x Shimano Sora 9Speed Specialized Bottle Cage Brooks Imperial with Banjo Bro Saddle bag (No longer has handlbar bag in the pic) Shimano Hydraulic MTB Brake Levers

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days

Brompton M6R

Location

Breakthrough Familyplex
3219 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.: 
N/A
Size: 
There is only one size
Color: 
Turquoise (Turkish green)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a 6 speed Brompton with a 3 speed shifter on the right and a plus/minus shifter on the left, a Brompton bell and a rear rack. There are several distinctive components that would help identify the bike. It is fitted with a Planet Bike 5021 Women's ARS Standard Anatomic Relief Saddle with Gel. It has a Kryptonite H-bar Transit U-lock carrier on the handlebars. It has a Cat Eye light bracket on the front but no light. (The picture shows a dynamo setup which is no longer on the bike). It has Ergon GP1 cork grips. Saddle picture link: https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-R-S-Standard-bike/dp/B0015RASS6 U-lock Holder link: https://www.amazon.com/Kryptonite-Transit-H-Bar-Carrier/dp/B0778P5WNC Handlebar grips: https://ergonbike.myshopify.com/products/gp1-biokork

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
This bike and my husband's bike (see separate report), which is the same brand but a different color (dark green) 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.

Brompton M3R

Location

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.: 
N/A
Size: 
There is only one size
Color: 
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.

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
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.

Sands

Location

Rogers Park
6579 N Lakewood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue with red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in good shape, bought used but looks new. Bright blue handlebar tape and blue wheels

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in basement of apartment in Rogers Park at roughly 9pm Thurs 9/19 and was noticed missing with lock at 4:30 pm Friday 9/20

Surly Ogre

Location

Quesadilla la Reina del Sur
2235 N Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
m17064591
Size: 
L
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A brown Surly Ogre bike. Bright pink gear and brake cables. Moloko handlebars (hole in the middle) with black bar tape. Clipless pedals. Extraterrestrial tires very worn and a brand new XT cassette might help identify it too.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 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?: 
~1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike, along with another, was locked to the bike rack in front of Quesadilla la reina del sur restaurant - 2235 N Western Ave. It was locked (poorly) with a U-lock and cable. U-lock was attached to my girlfriends bike, so that they were able to cut the cable and take my bike. The thief left a bike in my bike's place, I'd guess as a decoy. We were in the restaurant for maybe 1.5 hours at most, and it happened while we were eating. If the bike that was left is yours - get in touch. It's a Bianchi Avenue.