Recent Reports

Trek FX 3 (Parts Theft)

Location

4811 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU094C6623L
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in almost new condition. Frame and wheels left intact -- just the handlebars, gear shifters, and brake pads were stolen.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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 week
Incident Description: 
Brake cables were cut and handlebars, gear shifters, and brake pads were stolen from the bicycle. Bike was locked to rack in apartment storage room requiring entry through two locked doors.

Fuji Cambridge III

Location

126 N Elmwood Ave
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
185 cm
Color: 
Blue frame, orange wheels, orange crankset
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Fuji Cambridge III with orange wheels and orange crankset. Black saddle. Bullhorn handlebars, with tape missing from the right handlebar.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a rack on the back porch of my apartment in Oak Park. At some point on the night of Oct. 16 or the morning of Oct. 17 the bike and the rack it was locked to was removed from the porch.

2008 Giant OCR A1

Location

Residence
2578 W Lyndale St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
S
Color: 
Blue/Black/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used condition, dirty, but only minor paint blemishes. Broken front derailleur.

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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in a shared common basement area shared by only 3 other tenants. Building common areas were rekeyed July 28, however the locksmith and building management were negligent because I was able to find a side basement door still keyed to the old lockset!

Giant defy 1

Location

25 N Parkside Ave, Chicago, IL
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Black with white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratches on frame

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2-3 hrs
Incident Description: 
Left bike at 500 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

Fuji Absolute 3 SM15

Location

1522 NORTH WOOD STREET
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wbd011l0349l
Size: 
size for someone who is 5'8 180 lbs
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new bike - had a rope lock on it

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
i went into the gym to work out for about an 1.5 hours and i came out and my bike/lock was gone

Specialized HardRock

Location

Argyle/Glenwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small/Medium
Color: 
Pink and Purple gradient, yellow lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, early 90's make. Straight handlebars. It has a light under the seat and on the handlebars and it has gray Bell grips. The tires were just filled yesterday so as of now, they should be full of air. There's also a water bottle holder on 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a locked lobby of my apartment building. I got home around 12:00 and when I came back down for it at 2:40, it was gone. I forgot to lock it to the stairwell when I got back home.

Salsa Vaya X9

Location

2031 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M15063014
Size: 
small
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
lightly used, silver pannier rack over back wheel

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 day
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 1:50 pm and 3:40 pm somebody got into our home garage and stole unlocked bike.

Raleigh Road Bike - Late 70s Early 80s

Location

Pilsen
Morgan Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
It was a bit tall for me and I'm 5' 7"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I had two stickers, a New Belgium and Log Boat Brewery, on the top of the frame. I also had a Fort Collins Community Bikes reflector on the back of the frame. It is an older bike that had a lot of scratches that I never paid much attention to,

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Locked it up after my commute home, it had rained so I didn't bring it inside this time. Woke up and walked outside to find the bike and lock MIA.

Schwinn Sprinter

Location

311 superior
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
60
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black frame, spray painted, blue grip tape, blue crank

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike up in the morning and when I left work to get it it was gone along with the lock

2015 Charge Plug

Location

3352 N Seminary Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium Frame
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition, Bike Permit for 175 Jackson, Quad Lock Phone System, Bontrager Rear Rack, Disc Brakes, Handlebar tape falling off

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than day
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen overnight from my back porch on 2nd floor apartment in Wrigleyville. I last locked the bike approximately 4PM sunday October 16. On the morning of October 17th I notice the railing it was locked to was removed and the bike was missing including the U-Lock

Priority Eight

Location

Lakeview
W Wolfram
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
POPE00853
Size: 
21.5"
Color: 
Dark Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This Priority Eight bike has 3 distinguishing features: A belt drive, internal gearing, and disk brakes. The bike is only 3 months old and looks to be relatively new with few if any scratches. Priority is newer, small manufacturer whose bikes are sold almost exclusively on the internet and for that reason, this bike should be easy to spot, and difficult to sell or trade to a reputable dealer.

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?: 
Bike was not locked, since it was inside what is normally a secure location.
Incident Description: 
My garage was briefly left open, and the bike was stolen. The thief left behind a old beater bike, probably one he was riding. I suppose it's hard to ride off on a stolen bike and take your own bike with you.

Trek 1000

Location

Venue One
Randolph and Carpenter
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, aluminum frame, 80's style racing bike with gears on the diagonal shaft, black bike with pink and turquoise lettering, black handlebar tape and missing the plug on the right side of handlebar.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was still locked up when leaving work at Venue One at approximately 1:30 am Saturday night. It and the lock were gone when I returned to pick it up Sunday morning.

Specialized SPE-ROUBAIX

Location

Pickwick Coffee
1651 W Chicago
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC605006640
Size: 
21 inch
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Carbon fiber body with disk brakes

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
1651 W Chicago Avenue: Left bike against exterior window where it was visible to me while I obtained coffee to go and turned away for a few minutes when I looked back it was gone.

Jamis Aurora

Location

Kedzie Avenue, in front of Park North Apartments
4946 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
For adult male, 28" frame I believe
Color: 
Dark Green and Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks new, has black fenders on both tires, has front-facing light and bell on handle bar, has black plastic ring on bike seat post.

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 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?: 
One hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from in front of an apartment building, and it was locked to a street sign pole on the sidewalk. I was in the building for approximately an hour, and when I exited out front, it was gone. The chain was stolen along with the bike. I did not see when exactly it was stolen, or by whom, because i was in the building the whole time. It is an adult road bike, model Jamis Aurora, green and grey color.

State St. Single Speed Bike

Location

Lake and Wells
Lake and Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, fairly used, new wheels, light, white State bike with black wheels

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was located in my car near lake and wells here in chicago. At around 5am saturday morning I was involved in a car accident and I had to go to the hospital. My vehicle was left there on scene with tow trucks and police, I left my bike in my car. Once I received my car back from city impound, the bike had been gone and removed.

Trek 7.2 FX Model 1323010-2016

Location

Westin Hotel
909 N Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20?
Color: 
Starry Night Black/Volt Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Bright green water bottle holder. With U-Lock mounting attached to crossbar with black electrical tape.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours, from 8AM to 5PM
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a street sign outside of the Westin Hotel (909 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611) on Michigan Ave and Delaware Pl at 8:00AM. Bike and lock were missing when I returned at approximately 5:10PM.

Trek Pilot 5.1

Location

Alexander Park
125 S. Jefferson St, unit 1208
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
like 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
It was locked hidden behind two other bicycles that were not taken. The Kryptonite cables were cut clean.

SIMCOE

Location

Tula Yoga
2827 W Belden Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
Pale yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New, 4 mos old - 3 speed, yellow step through frame with fenders and silver cruiser bars. Red SIMCOE brand name on frame

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 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?: 
One hour and twenty minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike outside of Tula Yoga in Logan Square a little before noon. Came out of my hour and fifteen minute long yoga class to find the lock cut and my bike gone.

Specialized Sirrus Sport

Location

2 design group
1631 w Belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602054286M
Size: 
L
Color: 
Cream with small blue and red stripes. Black wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. Has disc brakes. All cables are black.

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?: 
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Parked out front on a tree in front of my work. Went it to grab lunch and it was gone.

Schwinn Prelude

Location

2606 W ALTGELD ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
B004QM22HC
Size: 
Size: 55 cm, Wheel Size: 700c
Color: 
White, Silver and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
water bottler holder attachment, replaced stock wheels with blood red Rev wheels, turned into a fixie.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours unattended
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the Foyer of my apartment at 2606 W. Altgeld St. Chicago, IL. Three bikes were there, 2 were unlocked. Mine was the one the robber decided to swipe,