Recent Reports

All City Nature Boy

Location

Oliver Gallop
1016 W. Armitage Unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Upgraded metal pedals, drop handlebars, front and back brakes, single speed

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Someone cut my lock, stole my bike, and left

Raleigh Misceo 2.0

Location

4500 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U151K03769
Size: 
15
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Raleigh MISCEO 2.0 SM/15 BLK Serial#: U151K03769

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

2013 Aventon Córdoba Single Speed Bike

Location

2652 W Huron Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bullhorn drop bars, rechargeable USB light, all matte black, new front Zapofira Tire.

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?: 
Front of building in residential 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?: 
35 min
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up in front of my house- with u-lock through front wheel and central frame. Went inside my apartment for 20 min and when I came out it was gone.

Cannondale Quick

Location

849 W Grace St, Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Practically new. Left pedal had scratches. Has a Kozy's cyclery 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike in my porch without a lock on the afternoon of July 22. When I wanted to use it at about 4:30 pm of the 23, it was gone.

Trek Antelope 800

Location

Belmont CTA Station
W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Regular
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green lettering on the side, platform in the back with a milk crate attached with zip ties

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?: 
One day
Incident Description: 
Bike locked to outside rack next to CTA Belmont station, missing along with lock. Bike rack was not compromised.

2013 Specialized Crosstrail Elite Disc

Location

Campus Court Apartments - Hyde Park
5419 South Harper Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
White with
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White frame with black lettering with specialized bike seat bag and water bottle holder.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in bike room at 5419 South Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 (Campus Court Apartments). Went to the bike room to get the bike and found the bike room door busted open and the doors leading to the outside of the building left open. Followed the open doors to the apartment gates which were also left open. Went back to confirm the bike was missing and only found the cut lock still hanging from the wall rack.

Peugeot Course UO-10M

Location

My garage
3145 W Augusta Blvd Apt 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
5Xcm (mid-fifties)
Color: 
Light gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has yellow front tire/ orange 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?: 
A few days in my garage.

PUCH ASTRO DAIMLHER ULTIMA

Location

Chicago Ave & Armour
1520 W Chicago #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
41-43cm
Color: 
Smoke grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Original pink suede saddle, black reverse drop bars. Round coffee cup holder that folds down on the top bar. Pinhead locks on both tires so they can't be removed without the lock. This bike will be useless to the thief once it gets a flat

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside a locked 3 story apt. Building on the second floor

Trayl Swift (from Sports Authority)

Location

3440 N. Seminary Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
15" frame.
Color: 
Black and gray frame with green "Trayl" lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black triangular shaped bag attached. Water bottle holder, cell phone mount, green quick release on the front wheel.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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 12 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike on my back porch on the evening of July 21. The following morning, it was missing. The back area of the apartment complex is secured by a locked door that leads to the alley. It appears likely another tenant took the bike, or someone broke into the back area and took it from my back deck.

Raleigh Detour 4.5

Location

Home
2640 W Logan Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U83K0857
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had rear mirror, milk crate basket, odometer/speedometer, bike pump, bike lock

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?: 
Two weeks
Incident Description: 
Returned from trip to find bikes missing from basement of condo buildings. Other bikes still present. Door and gate both locked, no sign of forced entry. Someone must've left doors open at some point in preceding week.

Critical Cycles - Single-Speed Pursuit

Location

South Loop
3354 S Aberdeen St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer, still has "Critical Cycles" stickers on frame. Push-activated strobe lights on the spokes.only a rear brake on the right of the handlebars. Critical Cycles Single-Speed Pursuit

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 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?: 
Less than 24 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the bike rack out front of a closed bar. Very rainy night, didn't ride it home. The u-lock was cut with an angle grinder or similar tool and left at the scene. Had to have happened between 4am and 9am this morning.

Raleigh Alysia

Location

Rockwell St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
u155k13280
Size: 
Sm/15
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old. Has a few scrapes on the left handle grip.

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 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?: 
4 hours max
Incident Description: 
I locked up my bike around Noon, I worked for a few hours before noticing it was gone.

Raleigh Technium

Location

Logan Square
Fullerton & California
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage Sky Blue Raleigh Technium with original tires and white handle bar wraps.

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?: 
A week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off third story balcony behind apartment sometime between 7/20 and 7/21.

Schwinn Prelude

Location

1616 Hinman Avenue
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
White/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lightly used, SPD pedals, aluminum bottle cage

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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: 
Left bike locked to piping on side of building, lock left but bike gone - removed bike stem

Breezer Downtown

Location

Victim's apartment
Bell Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
46-50 inches
Color: 
Light Aqua Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was bought on Craigslist and in good condition. It has a red blinking rear light, a detachable front light made of black plastic. There is a bell on the left handlebar. The seat and both handlebar grips are wrapped brown leather. There are a few black scuffs on the main part of the frame. It is a 8 speed Shimano gear shift. There are matching blue fenders and a back rack which has nothing attached to 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Last seen July 17 in the evening, noticed it was gone on July 21 at 8am. It's a crapshoot between there.

Trek Hybrid FX 7.2

Location

Mozart
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU073C1626F
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Black Ulock on center pole. Air pump on cross bar. Silver stem sticking out from under the handle bars about 5 inches over the front wheel.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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

GT Outpost Trail

Location

Logan Square Blue Line Station
Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Paint on frame is a little worn down, has a TRANSIT rack on the back, red reflector strapped with wire to back of bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Happened between 11 AM (when I locked the bike up) and 8 PM (when I came back to retrieve the bike). The bike was locked to a bike rack outside of the Logan Square Blue Line Station.

Novara Buzz

Location

Racine/Wolfram
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
775-745-0031
Size: 
19''
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition, had a red seatpack, orange by the front wheel

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the fence in the front of my house, someone cut the fence to gain access to the bike.

Schwinn (cobalt blue)

Location

Home
4720 N Campbell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Cobalt Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is about 4 years old and not heavily used. In good condition. A quality schwinn road bike with components on the high end of non-racing bikes.

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: 
One of two bikes stolen on the same night, the bike was handing on the wall of my garage that is on an alley. I accidentally left the side door open and the bike was stolen.

Focus Mares AX

Location

The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
S5EP00016
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, some dings in the top rail of frame from bike lock scratching it. There is a white tree decal added to the top rail near the seat post that looks like it was part of the original decals.

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?: 
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 hours
Incident Description: 
The lock was a combination of cable and newer u-lock. The cable went through the front tire, around a tree, and through the frame. It was connected to the u-lock which went through the back tire and frame. When I went outside only a portion of the cable was left. It appears that the cable was burned through and the thief took the bike elsewhere to remove the lock from the rear tire.