Recent Reports

Specialized Sirrus Elite

Location

JUSTIN
6117 N WINTHROP AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602354625G
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great condition but had a bunch of surface scratches on the bottom frame from locking to bike racks also had a purple metallic bottle cage on it.

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?: 
Bike had been there for several days, kept there for about 5 years
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into garage and took bike along with helmet and Kryptonite bike lock.

Schwinn Men's Phocus 1400 700C Drop Bar Road Bicycle, Black, 18-Inch

Location

Piper's Alley Parking Garage
North & Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
18"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is only a year old, so it was in pretty good shape. I had both front and back lights mounted on it, but he most distingusing feature (if not removed) would be the red phone mount on the handlebars. The front tire was recently replaced, and the presta valve was missing its cover. Lastly, there's a 303 e wacker parking pass sticker located on the vertical bar supporting the 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
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: 
I was in X Sport from about 6-7:10pm on 7/18. I came out of the east doors which enter the parking lot and found my bike missing. Because the area of the garage is so close to the XSport entrance, I thought it highly unlikely that someone would cut the lock given there was no escape in the case that the owner came out. My helmet, bike and lock were all taken.

Fuji

Location

Palmer Square
W Palmer & N Sawyer
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Mint green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, zip ties securing rear brake lines. Black seat with bright green trim, white handlebar 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One da

Trek FX 2

Location

FFC Halsted
3228 N. Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU286C0539L
Size: 
17"
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had for two months, so practically new. Bontrager RL Water Bottle Cage, silver kick stand, Bontrager Black BackRack S Disc, Pinhead Locking Skewer - Front & Rear Wheels, Kryptonite Evolution Mini-9 LS U-Lock: 3 x 9.5

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack in front of FFC Halsted at 3228 N. Halsted. Guy with drill was seen cutting lock. Gym staff saw and tried to stop, but wouldn't stop drilling and sparks were flying. Gym staff called police who arrived after guy took off on bike. Police tried to go after, but didn't find him.

Schwinn Regent

Location

5500 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
IBDF5D15EB1008
Size: 
MD
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed, black fenders

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone broke in to our locked garage via a window that only a very small person would be able to fit through.

Bianchi volpe

Location

Addis Cafe
818 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Purple/dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Handlebar bag, Tubus rear rack, brooks B17 saddle, worn Lisle commuter 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 mins
Incident Description: 
In front of addis cafe. Stepped in to get a cup of coffee. Gone when I returned.

Golden Cycles

Location

Anna Solorzano
2631 W 22nd Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
48 cm
Color: 
black and pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black frame, pink seats and pink rims, has front and back brakes. has two stickers one in the fron saying golden cycles and the other at the bottom of the frame where the seat is saying the size. literally new 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
it was in my porch for about 2 weeks

Trek 4000

Location

Sir Georg Solti Garden
Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19?"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a beater of a mountain bike, with a gel seat with a tattered cover, glow-in-the-dark handlebar grips and a front wheel that's been painted several different colors. The frame is aluminum or perhaps an alloy - very light. It had a seatpost bag containing hand cream, a clear plastic poncho, chap stick and one of those string backpacks. Bike answers to the name of Fury, which basically describes the only emotion I am currently capable of feeling.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was locked there about one hour, gone when we returned to it.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a city bike lock at the corner of E. Jackson Blvd and S. Michigan Ave., on the sidewalk right by a Divvy station. No other bikes were locked there, but we figured it would be safe enough. When we returned, we saw that the bike was missing, along with one helmet that had been locked to the bike. The thieves left the other helmet clipped to the bike rack, as a nasty taunt.

Infinity Boss.one-Men's Hybrid Bicycle

Location

Horizon Science Academy Mckinley Park
2245 W Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60609
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Jet Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New Looking, Seat Ripped more to the right side, no reflective light on back seat, brakes for front tire don't work back brakes barely work

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 Hours
Incident Description: 
Was left locked at about 12:45 at a school, Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park on the bike racks located in the parking lot of the school. The bike racks are completely hidden by a dumpster. The seemed to be broken by a brick, and at the scene the thief left a red mountain bike.

Specialized Sirrus

Location

Home
1513 W Jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange plastic attachment still on bike seat, bike has front and rear fenders. No water holder, no lock holder. Pretty new bike (2 months)

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?: 
1 - 2 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was in a locked back courtyard/porch area. We have new neighbors that have been moving in, and it is possible that they left the courtyard gate open. Sometime between Saturday at 7pm (when i last rode it and brought it home) and Monday night at 9pm (when I went out to the courtyard) the bike was taken. No locks appear to to have been broken, there is nothing else that has been taken from the courtyard.

Schwinn SOLARA 28"/700c" Road Bike- Black

Location

Outside Irving Park Blue Line Stop
4190 W Irving Park Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
28"/700c" Road Bike
Color: 
Black (with Red and White)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, only two years old. Schwinn velcro pack strapped below seat (but hanging off).

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike up at 8:00am at the Irving Park Blue Line station, where probably 25 other bikes were also locked to bike racks. I have a thick, red combination cable lock that I used to lock the bike to the rack (I wrapped it twice through both to keep it tight). I returned after work at 5:30pm to find both bike and lock missing. Any help would be appreciated.

Scott Sub 20

Location

Cagan apartments
630 W Patterson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GF271804
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Plastic fenders on front and rear. Front fender has been cracked and sticks slightly out on the left-rider side of the forks. / Bontrager back rack / Bontrager saddle with lycra cover. / Satellite Elite grips / Topeak wedge pack

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike to the street sign overnight as I intended to use it first thing in the morning. When I went outside to get it, I saw that the street sign it was locked to was removed from it's base and leaning on a fence.

Giant Defy 3

Location

2714 W Winnemac Ave., Apt. 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large, 53.5
Color: 
black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2010 model, yellow grip tape, bag under seat, pedals (one side clip-on, other clip-less), gator skin tires, metal cable wrapped around seat base.

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?: 
a few months

Focus Izalco Ergoride 3.0

Location

2221 N Leavitt Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
D188277
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In like-new condition. The bike was bought in Switzerland and has the Moro's bikes sticker on it (that's the Swiss store where it was purchased). The bike also has two, all-white, water cages and there is (or was) a mount for a Garmin. But it is the swiss marking that makes this bike stand out.

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?: 
Bike was not locked and had been placed in the garage from a secure location, in preparation to be placed on a bike rack.
Incident Description: 
I was loading my car for a road trip. Brought the bike out last, after preparing the bike rack. I stepped away for a minute to grab one thing, left my car doors open as I clearly was coming right back. In that minute, someone came in and grabbed it. Seems like it had to be someone local.

Specialized Stumpjumper

Location

Apartment
1428 APT 2R, W WALTON ST
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bicycle in worn condition. Silver stumpjumper frame with moustache bars, a rack, and a rear fender.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unlocked on 3rd floor balcony overnight. We were not home, believe the theft was calculated as the bike has been in same position for 6+ months (aside from being ridden) and only night left out when our car was not in its usual spot. Unknown time of theft.

Schwinn World Tourist

Location

Porch of residence
3114 W Cullom, Unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large/Tall Men's Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Peeling foam handle bar foam; rear fender, 10 speed

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?: 
Less than 1 night. Accidentally left out overnight, gone by morning.
Incident Description: 
Left out unlocked/on 2nd story porch overnight. Bike was there at 10pm, but was gone by 7am.

Trek alpha

Location

Tripoli tavern
1147 W Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newish

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 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

Specialized Crosstrail 2011

Location

2309 W Iowa St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium? 54?
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Poor condition. Lots and lots of nicks from daily U-lock use as a courier especially concentrated on the top tube and the seat tube where it meets the top tube.. New synthetic leather bar tape. Tear in the back left area of the synthetic brown saddle. Dirt Guard with initials MLH written near the the part where it connects to the post (difficult to see). There is a Boombotix Handlebar mount. There is a Wald #80 splash guard over the front wheel. Front wheel was nearly spent. The rim is in terrible condition and one of the spokes had come loose. The front tire also needed to be replaced. The tires are Continental Travel Contact. The rear wheel and tire are somewhat new. The rim is a Velocity No BS rim. I had installed MKS Lambda Pedals. They are unique looking pedals.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
This may have happened overnight in the early morning of the 15th, but I think it happened that afternoon around 2:30pm. A piece of the U Lock was left behind. It was a smooth cut so a portable electric sawing tool must have been used. It was locked to the fence in the back area or our apartment complex. Some of the tenants like to prop the gates open which takes away the first level of security. This was likely done in broad daylight. I am surprised that no one saw this happen as I would expect the noise of the saw to be noticeable. Perhaps some my neighbors collaborated with the thief?

Fixie/single speed

Location

Flacos Tacos/Gordos
West Granville
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Blue/Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Little green alien zip tied to front of bike. Large scratch on fork of bike from accident 2 yrs ago. White rim wheels. Bullhorn type handles with grip tape extra tapped on.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1hr
Incident Description: 
Arrived at work around 10:15am placed bike over our shared patio/fence space underneath Redline tracks. Got things in order for work then came back around 11:45am and notice bike was gone.

Critical Cycles Classic

Location

LA Fitness
55 E Randolph
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
43
Color: 
Black matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, with 3 purplish stickers

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?: 
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?: 
4 hours