Recent Reports

2017 Trek 1.1 C H2

Location

X Sport
230 W. North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU282C0948L
Size: 
54
Color: 
Mat Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new, no scratches or wear.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Piper's Alley X Sport, Had bike locked in parking garage bike rack. Was gone for an hour, lock was cut and bike gone.

Specialized Roubaix

Location

Medical Sciences Building UIC
835 S Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Medium frame
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple--very few specialized roubaix exist in this color. Very good condition; bike from around 2009. Shimano/ultegra components. White handlebar tape, black seat (matte, unsure of make). Tires don't match at the moment; front is specialized, back is bontrager. Inner tubes are 700x35 which are technically wrong size. Plastic base mount for a garmin attached to handlebars and cadence sensor on back wheel.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1hr 45m
Incident Description: 
Bike locked w/ cable lock and U-lock to bike racks at 835 S Wolcott Ave on UIC medical campus. Locked at 4:05pm and discovered missing at 5:50pm. Picture is NOT OF ACTUAL BIKE but bike is identical save for black seat.

Schwinn Circuit

Location

Millenium Lofts
1900 S. Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28”
Color: 
Black with red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is fairly new (less than 5 months old). Black water bottle mounted in vertical orientation. Sticky residue on top bar of frame, just behind handlebars from stickers being removed. May have red chain bike lock. Missing a chunk from the left handlebar grip.

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 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?: 
Had been there since purchase, regularly used. Last seen Friday 7/13/18 at 8pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack in basement storage building of my multi-unit apartment building Friday night. Sunday morning I discovered bike rack had been destroyed and bike stolen (as well as front wheel of matching bike). Security footage from my building shows it was stolen at about 3:30-4:00am.

Custom built - Blue

Location

810 N OAKLEY BLVD
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
47"ish
Color: 
Blue and green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom made and painted light blue 5 speed road bike. Lime green Grips and a light green tube pad. It also had a metal basket that was jankily attached to the front.

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 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?: 
up to 2 weeks - we were on vacation
Incident Description: 
We were on vacation for 2 weeks so we're not sure when it was taken. Both my and my husbands 6ku bike were stolen.

Peugeot Bordeaux

Location

2747 N Mildred Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Y71Z29523
Size: 
60"
Color: 
Blue with Red, Orange, Yellow Stripe
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front standard road bike wheel (Schrader valve). Back race wheel (Presta valve)

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 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?: 
9 hours (11:30PM-8:30AM)

Older Panasonic Mens Bike #-1000

Location

150 N Riverside
150 N Riverside Plaza, STE 2100
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
Men's sized for a 6 foot tall person
Color: 
Silver with brown front tube and brown accent stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has orange grip tape around the handlebars and top tuve, with black electrical tape at right end, and blue painters tape at left end. There is an old broken bike computer, newer bike seat, and a holder for a Ulock

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?: 
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: 
Locked at bike rack outside 150 N Riverside Plaza

Trek Crossrip

Location

1659 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU212C6186G
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used condition, had black fenders and a black and gold U lock. Black tape around 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
During the night someone came up to our porch on the second floor, broke off the wooden railing with a larger piece of wood and stole my bike.

Specialized Hardrock Sport

Location

Kedzie
3200 W. Lake St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
C012T1020809GLT
Size: 
Medium 26'' (tires)
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Overall good condition. Has a red registration sticker on the vertical shaft below the seat tube. Has a shimano shifter (24 speed). Front shocks and front light.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About 20 minutes
Incident Description: 
At about 4:50pm, I locked my bicycle to the metal rail under the steps of the exit of the Kedzie/Lake CTA station. This is the exit onto Lake street on the southern side of the road. I locked my bike with a key locked cable that I fed through the main frame of the bike and through the front tire and my helmet. I left to run through Garfield park for about 20 minutes and came back to find the cable had been cut and was left inside my helmet on the ground near where the bike had been. Strangely enough, there was a blue Denali road bike that was unlocked and essentially left in the same place as my bike. This Denali was not there when I had locked my bike.

PURE CYCLE URBAN COMMUTER

Location

538 W CORNELIA AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
MEDIUM 31LBS
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 MONTHS OLD. TWO STICKERS ON FRAME, JUST UNDER THE SEAT. 1 YELLOW STICK, 1 TEAL STICKER

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 DAYS
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to the metal gate, inside a locked courtyard.

Schwinn Circuit

Location

Home
885 N. Hermitage Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Men's
Color: 
Black w/white and red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, white handlebars, sides of seat are white, front hydraulics, paint chipped on kickstand

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 a metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Between 9:00 pm and 11:30 pm on July 13, 2018, someone trespassed onto our gated off condo property and stole a bike that was locked to a support beam in the area between the porches and garage.

Sekai

Location

6507 N Bosworth Ave, 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It had a round bell on the left handlebar that fit loosely. There's also a strip of blue tape on the seatpost.

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?: 
one week
Incident Description: 
The bike was up on the third floor back porch of our condo. Someone got through the back gate and came all the way up to the top to get it. I just had it worked on so it's in very good riding condition.

Unknown Singularity 2017

Location

Kosciuszko Park
Harding and Schubert
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Pink with black letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White paint chips all over by the rear wheel, has a big white noticable scratch on the frame, has FSA widebars and stem with deda griptape .

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?: 
About an hour
Incident Description: 
I had gone to drop off something and I hid the bike in a stair passageway to the point where it would be hard to see the bike from afar, and only see it if you go into the passageway . At 11:30PM when I noticed it was stolen, I had looked around Kosciuszko Park and the alleyways near it and I found no trace of the bike .

Specialized Dolce Sport (2017)

Location

Halsted Flats
3740 N. Halsted St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602106002M
Size: 
54
Color: 
Charcoal Gray and Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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 bike rack.

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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen sometime the weekend of 7/7-7/9, discovered on Monday 7/9; last seen on 7/6.

Raleigh Alysa 1 2017

Location

3414 N. Halsted Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Women's Mid Size
Color: 
Light Robin's Egg Blue with Orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very new. Standard women's hybrid bicycle, light robin's egg blue with small gray and orange accents. Raleigh brand. http://www.bikemastertool.com/media/bikes/10445/xxlarge/RA_17_Alysa1_LightBlue_Angle.jpg?1478039174

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 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?: 
Two days
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was at the location on July 11. Live on the second floor of a walk up and the bike was locked to a wooden rail on a back porch. Only access to the porch is a locked lower gate and two flights of stairs up. One of the wooden rails had been pried off the porch railing and the bicycle was slipped off with the lock.

BH Easy Motion EVO Street 2016

Location

residential street of theft
6550 N Glenwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
48W1512J0967
Size: 
Adult/Women's
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
EBike. Battery still attached on down tube. No top tube. Excellent condition. Battery sleeve. Black rear rack.

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 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?: 
evening, several hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at 7:30pm on 7/11/18 to a stop sign pole in front of my building that seems very secure. Pole cemented into sidewalk. At around 9:30-10pm i heard some noise out front (yelling, machine sounds) but didn't think anything of it at the time. I suspect that was when someone got my bike. I locked the front tire and frame (down tube- bike does not have a top tube) to the pole. When I came out of my building at 7:30am on 7/12/2018 to get my bike and ride it to the train station, I saw that it was gone. Stop sign and pole totally in place.

Trek 1.1 C H2

Location

Outside apartment complex
555 W Kinzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU021C1106J
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Rear rack, rear fender, and Pitlock wheel locks

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 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a city bike rack along with another older bike. Single lock was used to secure frame, while Pitlock locks secured tires. Rack appears to have taken damage from cutting mechanism. Other bike remains attached.

Felt AR4 2013

Location

Chicago Av /LSD
300 E Chicago Av
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F305D0305
Size: 
61sm
Color: 
black matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition, still had yellow warning stickers on the saddle pipe

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
for 60min
Incident Description: 
the bike was stored into the car bike rack unlocked by 300 E Chicago Av and LSD

Peugeot Carbolite 103

Location

4343 N Harding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Burgundy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, yellow and orange lettering and paint details, rack has a U-lock attached (in theory). New front wheel. Single 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?: 
Two hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in backyard of single family home between rides. Somebody entered the yard through one of two gates and stole the bike.

GT Traffic 1.0

Location

35 W Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had add-ons including a water bottle holder, a combination lock and a silver kickstand. The gear changers colors had worn out from red to a light pink

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?: 
9 hours

Lemond Coors Light Team Bike

Location

Apartment
1628 W Sherwin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
56
Color: 
White & Blue with Coors Light Graphics
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Unique frame with Coors Light "The Silver Bullet" graphics. Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed components (Polished aluminum, not carbon). Blue Selle Italia Ldy saddle. Black control tech seat binder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
Bike was locked in a storage locker inside a secured storage room for about six months.
Incident Description: 
Upon visiting my building's key-code secured storage room for the first time in 3-4 weeks I immediately noticed that my storage locker's door had been broken, defeating the padlock on the locker. The only item that was missing was my road bike, as described. It's not my daily ride so I'm not sure how long it has been gone for.