Recent Reports

Electra Cruiser

Location

Church of the Ascension
1133 N LaSalle Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
EAC4A03733
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lake Shore Drive condo sticker on center bar.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Taken during 8am mass in front of Church of the Ascension. 1133 N LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610

6KU fixed bike

Location

Afthab Badimoole
235 W Van Buren St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stock bike with red tape on bull horn handlebars

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike just got stolen after being parked for a few hours

Fuji

Location

Stop sign at seminary and webster
2157 n seminary
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike rack on it, little piece of foam on the handlebars is damaged/ hanging off of it. Stolen with black helmet

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 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?: 
2 nights

Maruishi Japanese Emperor

Location

Edgewater
Thome
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in excellent condition. It had a u -lock holder attached and it had a front light. Red icon. Pump gear shifts on the side.

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?: 
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 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken was taken sometime between 1 am and 7am. Cable was cut and left at scene

Schwinn Sprint

Location

5501 S Cornell Ave, Apt 12
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used; curved handlebars, lights on handlebars and seat post, rack on back of seat post, binder clip clipped to the rack

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 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?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
I noticed the bike missing when I left my apartment in the morning, and found the lock in the flower bed next to the rack when I came home.

Trek Allant 7.4 Disc

Location

Apartment
1960 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU046C6201L
Size: 
20
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a seat lock and wheel locks, black bike with yellow highlights, 2 target bike lights on front and back and a water bottle holder

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?: 
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?: 
36 hours
Incident Description: 
I came to my find my bike gone at 8:30am on 9/29/2017. I assume this happened the night of 9/28/2017, sometime in the middle of the night. My bike lock is a New York Standard Kryptonite lock 16mm reinforced steel. It looks like it was cut using a power tool in two places. I have a picture of the cut lock.

2015 Raleigh Furley

Location

Halligan Bar
2274 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
0383158
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
seafoam green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
-bike is a single-speed cyclcross bike -wear on the handlebar tape by the hoods -scuff/paint marks on top tube and down tube due to hanging lock there -black rear rack with the paint worn off on the rear right side of it due to pannier bag (also has a fender secured to it with zip ties) -bike has some wear on it, but rear tire is brand new

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about 7 hours in between when I saw it last and went back to get it
Incident Description: 
Parked it in front of Halligan Bar at the corner of Lincoln and Belden on the night of 9/28 at around 9 PM to watch the Bears game. Stayed around the area until 1 AM when I left the neighborhood to go stay at a friends apartment close by. Bicycle was still there when we walked back. When I returned to retrieve it at about 8:30 AM the next morning, it was gone, with only the cut piece of one of the lock links remaining.

Cannondale

Location

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
27 in wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is vintage black Canondale Silk Adventure 400, Womens size medium frame with "made in UAS" decal. Head and seat post shocks, 9x3 speed shimano shifters and derailleurs. Saddle: dark-brown/black leather brooks saddle/seat mounted on a chrome suspension seatpost. Multiple yellow reflective decals on front and sides of frame, 25kg luggage rack with two different style bolts connecting to seat post and reflector bolted to back. Two blue bungee cords, one on each side. Gripshift shifters on chrome rise bar handlebars, mounted on a black stem; rubber grips are worn and sticky, including worn out on left side where outer palm rests. Bell on left side distinctive: flip type, black with intricate copper pattern. Mount for headlight, wire bottle holder, and blue bicycle computer on handlebars. Spokes have small stars and other decorative features. Front tire is presta valve, back tire is shrader valve. Front and rear plastic fenders. Front forks are Headshok brand, single shock type.

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 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?: 
At most three hours (parked at 7:00 pm. Gone at 10:00 pm)
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with kryptonite cable and bulldog u-lock through seat, front wheel, back wheel and frame. Bike was stolen between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm from in front of the building.

Pure Fix Xray

Location

4666 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
47cm
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
General wear including small scratches from lock. Has white drop bars instead of standard straight. Also has a black back brake that doesn't match the silver front brake. May or may not still have a black front rack. A small yellow phone charm type lanyard may still hang from under the seat.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Approx 5 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with frame and back wheel locked to a stop sign with the cable running through the front wheel and rack. Stop sign was ripped out of the ground and bike slid off.

Specialized Sirrus Sport

Location

1535 W Oakdale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602272655M
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Charcoal / chrome / black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Near mint condition. Less than two months old. Might have Abus 410 (9") lock (green and black) still affixed. (It had been locked to a wooden deck, which was broken by the thief.)

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 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?: 
A few days
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was stolen (along with U lock and wheel locks) at approximately 4am on 9/11/17 from 1535 W Oakdale Ave, Chicago, IL. It had been locked (with the U lock) to the deck affixed to the property. The thief broke the deck to steal the bicycle.

Centurion Accordo

Location

Lakeview
3500 block North Wilton Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Adult size ~56
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Frame, Chainring size denoted on large ring in sharpie, sprocket size denoted on rear rim in sharpie, very squeaky front wheel, detachable front light

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen between the hours of 8:00 p.m. September 26 and 5:00 a.m. September 27

Mongoose XR100

Location

UIC College of Medicine East Tower
808 S Wood St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26 in
Color: 
Silver front, Red middle, blue springs
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front brake is broken/detached, may or may not have cut bicycle chain lock.

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?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left in front of 808 S Wood St right in front of UIC College of Medicine East Tower around 2:00 PM. When I returned to retrieve my bike, it was gone, presumably after the chain had been cut. Thus there was about a 1.5 hour window of time that it could have been taken. Interestingly, this was in broad daylight and there was one other bike tethered to the same bike rack, but mine was the one that was taken. I immediately filed a theft report with the University of Illinois at Chicago police department upon noting my bike was lost.

Ritte Bosberg

Location

Morningstar, Inc
22 W Washington St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CG1001005107
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Black, red, yellow, light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in excellent shape. It has an integrated seatpost. It has a sticker on the top tube that says "Chicharon".

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 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
Incident Description: 
Security footage shows that someone scoped out my bike at 9:25. The same person came back at 11:05 and took a portable angle grinder out of his bag and cut my lock. He rode off with it and headed south on State St.

24" Mongoose Excursion Boys' Mountain Bike

Location

Riverside Illinois
Groveland Ave
Riverside , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24 inches
Color: 
Black body
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rusting chain and body the rear brake disconnected yellowish green lettering

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Around two days
Incident Description: 
My friend was holding my bike for me and he didn't lock it up

Trek earl

Location

Home
2740 W. Cortland Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49 cm
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Assorted scratches, reflective tape added in a few spot, black fenders added

Lock Information

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

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside locked basement of building. The bike itself was not locked to anything, as the building requires key access

Bianchi Campione

Location

3426 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1999 Campione model painted in an unmistakable bright neon green (pearl lime, it's called) with purple lettering. It has tar all over the down tube and seat tube from when I rode through an unpaved section of road. It has a mount for a bike computer and a light on the handle bars.

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: 
I dropped my daughter at school at 8:00 and after getting back, went into the house for a bit. I apparently left the main garage door open. When I returned at around 8:30 to ride to work, the bike was gone.

Trek 3500

Location

1700 Artesian
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
22 Inch
Color: 
Black with Green and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a silver sqaure peg attached to the shaft of the bike seat which is used for connecting another bike. Also has Schwinn front and rear LED lights.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight

Trek Farley

Location

Chase Bank
Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
15.5 Fat Tire
Color: 
Black Blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sticker on frame

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4hrs
Incident Description: 
It was parked in front of the Chase Bank on ninth and Wabash

Raleigh Cadent 3

Location

Mariano's
1800 W Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U157 K154 02
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Left pedal somewhat warped, right pedal clacks a bit while riding, otherwise in pretty solid condition. Bit of scratching where I hooked the lock to the 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 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?: 
Twenty minutes
Incident Description: 
Went to the LA Fitness by the Mariano's on Lawrence/Ravenswood for just twenty minutes, and when I came back out - bike was gone.

2008 Cannondale F5

Location

1831 W Foster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SF28761
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; some black paint worn from chain stays. Erik's Bike Shop sticker on down tube. Red Giro logo sticker on down tube. Cannondale tire pump attached to seat tube.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the back porch railing as of 10:00pm on 9/23; had been removed by 10:00am on 9/24.