Recent Reports

TREK Mamba 29er

Location

1627 N Mozart St, Unit 1N
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU110C6107G
Size: 
23
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition (large) 23" frame with added Bontrager handlebar ends, plastic Bontrager water bottle holder and Straitline platform pedals.

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?: 
Was in locked secured storage area. Went missing within last day or 2 since the last time I saw it.
Incident Description: 
This bike was in a (presumably) very secured locked storage area in the rear of the building. It is only accessible by people in the building, and there was no sign of break in the back door. It is fishy to say the least. Was last seen within the last couple days, Monday Oct 24th I believe was the last I checked on it.

Specialized M Vita Comp

Location

Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WUB092027797E
Size: 
Women's Small-Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly older model. Used for several years, but in very good condition. White seat. Brand new black and dark gray handlebars with black grips.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I bike to work (Roosevelt University) several days a week and always park my bike on the bike racks right out in front of the building on 430 S Michigan Avenue. I lock my bike through both wheels and the frame with a cable combination lock. I have been doing this for a little over a year and have never had or imagined I would have an issue with having it parked there during the daytime and on such a busy public street. I park my bike there from about 9 am to 5 pm and I always check on it during my lunch break (around 1 pm). My bike was still there at 1 pm the day it was stolen, so it had to taken between 1 and 5 pm. The bike and lock were both missing when I came out to get it around 5 pm.

Yuba Boda Boda Cargo Bike

Location

2730 N. Wayne Ave Apt 2F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New. Front Brown Basket. White Tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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

Giant Defy 2 (2011)

Location

Hannette Staack
2332 W Superior St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GU0G5807
Size: 
Men's M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was brand new, all original, with Shimano shifters. It had very few scratches. Predominantly black.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into my garage building and stole the bike. I can't tell exactly what day and time, because I was out of town, but when I came back from the trip, the bike was gone. It was Giant Defy 2 predominantly black with the Words in yellow and white.

Trek Navigator T200

Location

Taylor St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition. Slight tear at the front of the saddle. On the top of the front stem, written in a circle, it says: "All work and no play is no fun at"

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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: 
I bike commute with my son to his daycare. Two times a week I lock the bike overnight (Monday and Wednesday nights). I arrived Tuesday morning and found the bike missing from a covered plaza on the UIC campus.

Nishiki 1978 Blue Road Bike straight handle bars

Location

Joanna Werner
2019 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Trek Beach Cruiser
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1978 Blue Men's Nishiki Road bike, vintage, straight handle bars minimal rust

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?: 
2.5 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen between the hrs of 11pm and 6am off our back deck. Deck faces alley, we live on the third floor. The bike was u chained to deck. The rail was broken to remove bike and lock.

2010 Trek 7.2 FX WSD - Aegean Blue

Location

Clybourn Metra Station
1641 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU081C1441F
Size: 
19"
Color: 
Aegean Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Minimal wear. The bike had a multi-speed torch headlight and back light (maybe Cyglolite?).

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?: 
30 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at the Clybourn Metra stop and gone once I returned. It appears that it was someone with experience as only the rubber part over the lock and one metal piece of the U-lock was left at the scene.

Cypress DX Men's small GIA50020413

Location

Barbara and Stephan Cohn
3743 N Kostner Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C54K9915
Size: 
Men small
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased new 2014 like new. Saddle bag and rack on back.

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?: 
Permanent storage location
Incident Description: 
Garage break in through side door. Locked door

GIA Cypress DX woman 50020522

Location

Barbara and Stephan Cohn House
3743 N Kostner Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C54V2751
Size: 
Woman XS
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased 2014 perfect condition. White with purple design. Saddle bag and bell. Wheel locks.

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?: 
Permanent storage location
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from locked garage through side entrance along with another bike overnight. Both bikes have wheels locks

Kona Rove AL

Location

Outside Lincoln Park Zoo to the right of main entrance
N. Cannon Drive just south of Fullerton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
H7CZ07560
Size: 
59 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new.

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 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked along with Raleigh beach bike. Cable was wrapped around both bikes and around bike post. Just to the right of the main entrance of Lincoln Park Zoo. Presumably cable portion of lock cut and lock taken with the bike.

Schwinn S29

Location

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
MIN0115AB
Size: 
29"
Color: 
Black and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Disc brakes, suspension seat.

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?: 
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?: 
Under 2 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked in front of NorthEast Entrance of Lincoln Park Zoo. Was chained to bike rack. Came out of zoo, bicycle was gone, cable was left on the ground, cut in half.

Trek FX 7.2 2013

Location

1849 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Electric Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Not much wear at the time of theft--a large electric blue Trek FX 7.2 2013 model.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two months--in gated common area on the third floor
Incident Description: 
Bike was not optimally locked. Bike was locked to itself by a U Lock and the U Lock had a cable looped around wooden spokes on our 3rd floor balcony. Thief must have studied the opportunity beforehand and planned it to some extent. They climbed a fence, walked upstairs, dislodged the wooden spoke, carried the bike downstairs and over the fence. I was away for a few hours only.

Vintage Schwinn - woman racin type

Location

Residential House
2512 West Washington Blvd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
woman size
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
perfect

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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

Specialized Tricross Comp

Location

Forest Glen Metra
5310, N Forest Glen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
P5LN49762
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Although 10 years old, it looks very new. At the time of theft, there were 2 lights on handlebars, one light on seat post, an empty pump holder on down tube, water cage and mount for a child seat on seat tube.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with 2 U-locks. One locked through front tire and frame to bike rack outside Forest Glen Metra station. It was locked up at 8:15am and gone by 5:03pm. The thief left behind part of the lock - the locking bar. It was a clean cut through the U, right at the locking bar, pretty clearly with a grinder.

DIAMONDBACK RECOIL

Location

T-Jays Adult Bookstore
53 w Hubbard St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium size frame
Color: 
Grey and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer bike that had black zip ties holding the great cables to the frame. Also had a rear cargo arm attached to seat post had two rear lights and one front one. Seat had a tear in it as well

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?: 
Was not locked
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unattended for less than a minute was reported to be stolen by Asian guy

AMF HERCULES SINGLE SPEED

Location

Mckinley Park
1837 w 37th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
- 01722 990974 - Sequence# 10806
Size: 
21"
Color: 
turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bike lock locked on bike frame itself - straight bars - turquoise/blue/green what ever you seem the color to be. - single speed - both back and front brakes - used but good condition - my only transportation in new city haha great welcoming haha - I hope to find my bike :)

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Two doors to my apartment building, I have to keep my bike right in front of apartment while unlocking doors. I left my bike there standing right next to my stoop while putting away groceries. I live on a very family, residential quiet street. Especially because I was just putting away groceries I did not think anything of it. In that time frame though, my bike was stolen. A little too trusting I now have found myself but these things happen. Now I know. Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.

GT Pulse

Location

1746 N kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55 or 56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In nearly mint condition, just a few scuffs and scrapes. Complete DuraAce 7600 group. Headset was repacked last year and the internal coating flaked off so it's now transparent which is highly unusual. Ladies Selle San Marco Aspyr saddle. Velocity Deep-Vs to formula hubs, both black.

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?: 
Since fall of 2014
Incident Description: 
Bike was removed from the bottom of a pile leaning up against the wall in a locked basement.

Retrospec-MantraV@-16-Graphite Teal 57cm

Location

CDW
120 S riverside plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
TTHK1521020
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
graphite and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new. green wheels

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?: 
couple hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up before work. Went out later on during the day and bike was gone.

Giant Escape

Location

Starbucks
Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black with Blue letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great shape, it has small indention lines on the bottom side of the 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 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: 
It was stolen in front of Starbucks, I was in there no more than 3 hours.

Diamondback Lux Sport 27.5 Womens BK

Location

Next to First American Bank
33 W Monroe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
DAF14M001094
Size: 
27.5 wheel size
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New--purchased May 2016 Installed kickstand and bottle holder

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?: 
Within 1 Hour
Incident Description: 
2 bikes were stolen as they were locked together on one rack: my wife's and I.