Recent Reports

Cannondale CAAD Optimi Claris

Location

NU downtown campus
440 E Superior St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FA55107
Size: 
56
Color: 
Neon green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, neon green coloring just purchased last week for the triathlon.

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 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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up to rack behind NU lritzker school of law building. I had been checking on it all morning and between the hours of 10-12am the bike was stolen.

1995 Blue TREK-1000 road bike. Littered with SUPREME skateboard stickers. "CHAOS" joker sticker on headtube.

Location

Merlo Branch Public Library
644 W Belmont AVE , 60657
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Not Available
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Dark Blue painted. Littered with Supreme skateboard stickers
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dark Blue Trek-1000 (90's area road bike) forged aluminium; Lots of SUPREME brand stickers on frame. Joker "CHAOS" sticker on headbadge. "FU&K" Marlboro sticker on downtube; Che Guevara; "DOPE" Homer Simpson sticker downtube. Faded Rollin Stones 'Exhibitionism' sticker on top tube. Shifters JB-welded. SKS fender. Black Velo saddle with metal pins, gold bell on stem. Standard high performance road bike racing profile. Drop bars. BLUE.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked on bike racks in front of Merlo branch public library. Could have been locked improperly, and thief was able to defeat lock. Bolt might not have fully engaged on Kryptonite s2 ulock and a thief took advantage.

Fuji nevada

Location

Lacrosse wisconsin
111 11th st S
La Crosse , WI
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
19"
Color: 
Navy blue w green lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Inside of a locked garage

Jamis Coda Sport

Location

Old Town
1426 N. ORLEANS, APT 204
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
N/A
Color: 
Metallic Brown/Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, slight wear on tires. A few scratches on the cross bar.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
A few weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a pole in a closed garage with a U-Lock and a cord. The cord was cut and the bike was stolen. The picture is of a similar bike.

Del Sol - Projekt 8

Location

Apartment around Honore and Cortland
North Honore
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
AHAX7E0828
Color: 
Navy with gold band on seat tube
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Kevlar Panaracer tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Bike was not locked to anything, but it was in a locked storage/stair.
Incident Description: 
I rode home from a softball game on 8/23 around 9:00 PM, and took my bike up the stair to our landing when I got home. When I got home from work around 7:30 PM on 8/24, I noticed it was gone. I didn't check on my bike in the morning of 8/24, so I'm not positive it was still there at that time, but I think we would have heard someone out there at night. Anyway, our neighbors are bad about locking our deadbolt, so I'm guessing it was unlocked and someone just picked the lock on the door handle.

Men's Schwinn Midmoor 700c

Location

Condo
3850 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Two front lights (white), one rear light (red), would have a cork in in the front covering the hole where suspension goes, would have blue lights on spokes of wheels. Chain is a bit rusted. Has a dirt shield on back wheel. Also stole the dark helmet with it (brand new), as well as kryptonite lock and cord.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stored there regularly over 4 years
Incident Description: 
Intruder entered common area where bike is stored in condo. They stole bike and left basement door open. Door is locked and bike indoors, so bike was not chained to anything.

Raleigh RX 2.0 2013

Location

Western Avenue Metra
420 N Artesian Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
BUS022401601
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Silver/Gray with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Fizik Airone Saddle, Black Avenir Seat post, Red Crank Brothers Double Shot, SKS mudguard clamped onto seat post with a hose clamp. Fizik grip tape, Shimano 105 Brifters damaged on right brifter, Scuff on the head tube. Continental Grand Prix Tires on the front, Continental Gator Skins on the rear.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Heavy Chain was locked through the front wheel and to a bike rack. New ulock was locking rear wheel to frame. Arrived at Western Avenue Metra at 5:40pm and found the rear lock cut, and the chain lock was not there.

Specialized Crux Elite

Location

180 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602331084F
Size: 
L
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
great condition. Worn red tape (looks white) on handle bars. Road/Flat tires vs standard grip cycle cross tires.

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
According to witnesses thief used a small chainsaw to break the u-lock. When asked if bike was his, the perp said it was and quickly sped his pace in breaking through the lock. He jumped on the bike and ran away.

Schwinn World Sport (1980's)

Location

841 W Cornelia Ave Apt. 3S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
About 32 in. to top of frame, large enough for 6'2" man to ride.
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. Back tire is different from the front; the front is a road tire and the back has a significantly heavier tread. It was stolen with a small light attached to the front handle bars. There is a bike lock holster (black and yellow) attached to the horizontal side of the frame.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was placed (unlocked) at 10:30pm on 8/22 on an outdoor deck (3rd floor) accessible by an outdoor staircase that leads up from the ground level through the gangway. The gangway has locking gates at either end and the location of the bike would not have been visible from anywhere on the ground level. When I returned to the deck at 3:00pm 8/23, the bike was no longer there. I think that someone entered the gangway by climbing over a gate or walking through when a gate was unlocked, then walked up the staircase to the third floor deck and took my bike.

TREK 730 Multitrack

Location

Niles Center Road and Mulford
Skokie , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Green with gold letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New tune up, new bike rack, new seat, pump, u lock, bottle rack

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
unlocked as I worked on it that day
Incident Description: 
unlocked as I worked on it that day, someone walked down driveway to back/side yard to steal bike

GHOST Speedline 2 Bike 2016

Location

Merchandise Mart
Wells Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Grey with white seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Two mounted water bottles; cell phone mount on the handlebars; 30.3 sticker on seat pole

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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 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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen overnight during thunderstorm

2017 Trek Domane SL 6 Disc

Location

Home
1816 W Division Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58sm
Color: 
Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Shimano SPD pedals, Ultegra mechanical groupset, hydraulic disc breaks, thin red tail light in the back, mount for bike computer in the front.

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?: 
1.5 months
Incident Description: 
Front bike wheel was locked to the frame and stored in the parking garage underneath my apartment building. Last seen on Thursday 8/17, and came down on Saturday 8/19 to find both the bike and the lock missing.

Specialized Sirrus Disc

Location

GE Office
500 W Monroe Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Navy Blue with red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Mounted U lock with green locking mechanism

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
The cord/chain through the lock looked as if someone tried to cut through it the day before. The next day it was taken.

Trek 1400

Location

Damen & Chicago
Damen & Chicago
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - handlebars were loose - clipless white pedals with red highlights. The handlebar had an attachment for an indoor riding station.

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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Garage door was opened, bike was removed from garage.

Public V7

Location

Bucktown
2142 W Concord Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
2g1340vb14f
Size: 
21.5 M/L
Color: 
Bronze
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new 6/18/2017 - looks vintage. upright bike. 7speed. tan wheels. big comfy seat. fenders. Deep bronze color. Has a small 4-color (red, white, baby-blue, yellow) wrap that is on the post, front and back forks.

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?: 
had been locked in the breezeway for many days.
Incident Description: 
Thief/thieves broke into our breeze way by cutting the metal/steel grated door close to the handle. They used tools to cut and tools to peel back the metal so they could reach in and open the breezeway door from the inside door knob. 3 total bikes stolen.

Specialized Sirrus Sport

Location

Logan Square / Avondale
3312 W Diversey Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
PN119912
Size: 
XL
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in very good shape but has some discoloration and scratches on the downtube. Grey gel handgrips. Sigma bike computer sensor zip-tied to fork, head unit attached with double sided tape to stem. Clipless MTB pedals. Black Topeak rear rack.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
months
Incident Description: 
Bike was in secured sidewalk adjacent to my building. It was there last night and gone less than 12 hours later. One of the gate locks is now missing a screw.

SE Bikes Royal 16-Speed Road Bicycle

Location

1608 W Belle Plaine Ave, Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition, red frame with white details and letter, black seat and handle bars

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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
I left Friday, August 18th to go out of town straight after work. The last person to be at our apartment was my roommate and girlfriend. She left the apartment between 8-8:30 am on Friday. We came home on Sunday, August 20th around 8:30 pm. I noticed the bike was missing between 9-10 pm that same evening. I'm not sure when the bike was stolen but sometime between leaving for work on Friday morning and getting home on Sunday night. The bike had been locked to the railing of our raised first floor back porch. It was locked with a yellow and black u-lock through the back wheel and frame to a wooden post attached to the railing, with a cable through the front wheel. The thief removed the wooden post, with presumably a crow bar, to lift the u-lock and bike off the porch. They also took a black helmet. The building is located at the corner of Belle Plaine Ave and Ashland Ave. There are two entrances to the backyard. One is through the alley via a tall, locked wooden door. The other is via Ashland Ave through a low, unlocked wrought iron fence.

2014 Trek Madone 3.1

Location

John Hancock building
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Med
Color: 
Black, Red, White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was located outside the John Hancock buildong around 12pm where the cable lock and bike went missing. When I came back out about 2 hrs later.

State Bicycle Co // Montecore 2.0

Location

3225 West Warner St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Not known
Size: 
49
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has gatorskin tires, and pedals/straps that I put on myself. There was a brooks saddle on the bike as well, brown leather. The seat is pretty broken in, and looks like it. The frame is also pretty worn, with a lot of scratches especially across the top tube. The bar tape is also pretty dirty (used to be white) and peeling off. The bike is on the fixed side, although the free wheel hub is visibly rusty. I also replaced the stem with a short, black, elevated stem.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
After seeing the bike securely in the locked foyer of a friend's apartment (not itself locked to anything), it was gone when I came down to go home an hour later. The door that required a key to get in had been damaged, with part of it pried off in order for the thief to force open the door and enter. Some neighboors said they had entered only about 20 minutes later, and the bike was already gone.

Cannondale Quick 5

Location

1059 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
EM96294
Color: 
Black with green trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stock bike, distinguishing feature is lime green trim on back of seat. Front brakes are orange and say Kool-Stop. Condition is new.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Cable and U-lock combination. Cable around frame, front-wheel and wood supporting deck post. U-lock around back wheel and frame. Cable was found cut at the scene. U-lock and bike missing. Location was in a locked and gated backyard of a 3-flat building.