Recent Reports

Terry Gambit

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48? v small
Color: 
yellow and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Complete build, green handle bar tape, black headset. yellow reflective stickers all over

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?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 frames and this complete bike were taken from the basement of our house..

Schwinn Gateway

Location

5480 S Hyde Park Blvd Apt 3D
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has a large bell with branding from a 2015 ACRL conference. No other distinguishing marks.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About a month
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen sometime between the evening of Wednesday, August 2, 2017 and Sunday, August 6, 2017 from the bike room in my apartment building at 5480 S Hyde Park Blvd. The bike was locked to a rack in the bike room (using a combination cable lock looped through the frame and front wheel), and had 2 kids' bikes locked to it (with a cable looped through the two frames). The combination cable lock was cut near the locking mechanism and left on the rack, still attached to the 2 kids' bikes. I had previously reported the possible theft of other bikes from the bike room to our management company (Mac Properties) on July 28, 2017.

SCHWINN Meridian Adult Tricycle

Location

Home
2400 West Haddon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Dark Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new adult tricycle dark silver with black told down wire basket in the back. SCHWINN Meridian 26" tires.

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: 
When my brother returned from being out he noticed the garage door open and the bike was gone.

Parts theft: van tuyl

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
690 A23
Size: 
58
Color: 
red with black and chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
primax headset needle bearing headset, italian bottom bracket.

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?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 frames and 1 complete bike taken from basement...

Parts theft: Gazelle Champion mondial

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
3216415
Size: 
58
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Beautiful AA frame hand build dutch bike from 1978 (my farewell from my home country..) has a campagnolo sticker (decal).

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?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 frames and 1 complete bike were stolen from basement (picture is similar but not the bike itself)

Holdsworth Record

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
001777
Size: 
58
Color: 
silver/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
(very) old steel bike not many around

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 bike frames and 1 complete bike were stolen from my basement

Fuji Crosstown 1.0

Location

1425 W Pratt Blvd, Apt 2W
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Loyola and Tulane Bike permits on the frame
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A little rusted in the gears, with a heavy duty Kryptonite chain wrapped around the seat/frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
The front wheel of the bike was removed to free the bike from the lock and frame. The bike was locked to a bike rack within a gated back porch of a condo building. 2-3 other bikes from the condo were also stolen, and another bike had its wheel removed.

Fuji

Location

5600 N Rockwell St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue and Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in decent condition. It's a bit on the older side and had a few splatters of white paint on it. It has a race timer on the left handlebar.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in a storage type area in the basement of my apartment building. The basement can only be opened from outside of the building. I last saw it at about 11:30pm Thursday night or 12am Friday morning. It could have been taken anytime between then and August 6th and 5pm

Cannondale

Location

2913 N Albany
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Dark yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Frame in excellent condition. Had road tires on it and gears did not shift. Also missing bike seat and 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?: 
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: 
Bike stolen from garage during block party.

Specialized Crosstrail

Location

My apartment
Cornelia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc606159728j
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Cream and gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a year old and just received a tune up. It rides very smoothly.

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?: 
12 hours.

Schwinn Voyageur 2016

Location

531 N Racine Ave
531 N Racine Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
CM15F526781
Size: 
S
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in brand new condition and does not yet have distinguishing features. It did have a cell phone bag strapped to the top tube, but the thief(s) may have removed that by now.

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?: 
Bike was inside a locked common area (we know all residents) and was last seen at 6pm on 8/5
Incident Description: 
We last saw our bikes at 6pm on 8/5/17. They were inside our locked common area and we know all of the residents of the building well so they were definitely stolen from an unknown outside party. They were discovered missing at 8am on 8/6/17 and police report was promptly filed. The theory is that the back door did not latch all the way when it was last closed and the thief(s) came through the neighborhood testing every door until they found one open. Missing are two bikes (this Schwinn Voyageur and a 2016 Fuji Sportif) and a Bern Allston helmet.

Fuji Sportif 2.5 2016

Location

531 N Racine Ave
531 N Racine Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD098L0516L
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in brand new condition and tires had been replaced with 30cm tires (can't remember the make of the tires). The pedals had also been replaced with an older set of Wellgo flip-flop pedals (flat on one side and clipless on the other).

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?: 
Bike was inside a locked common area (we know all residents) and was last seen at 6pm on 8/5
Incident Description: 
We last saw our bikes at 6pm on 8/5/17. They were inside our locked common area and we know all of the residents of the building well so they were definitely stolen from an unknown outside party. They were discovered missing at 8am on 8/6/17 and police report was promptly filed. The theory is that the back door did not latch all the way when it was last closed and the thief(s) came through the neighborhood testing every door until they found one open. Missing are two bikes (this Fuji Sportif as well as a 2016 Schwinn Voyageur) and a Bern Allston helmet.

TREK FX-2

Location

1575 OAK APARTMENT BUILDING
1575 Oak Ave
EVANSTON , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU095C0682L
Size: 
LARGE
Color: 
BLUE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
NEW, HAD INSTALLED WATER BOTTLE CAGE.

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?: 
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?: 
SEVERAL DAYS OUTSIDE

REI CYT

Location

3045 w Logan blvd, apt 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
gray/ green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
REI CTY bike, new, some scuff marks along the frame from my ulock. Had removable front and back lights on it.

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?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
Just over night
Incident Description: 
I biked home Thursday evening and brought my bike up to the second floor porch, locked it to itself and went to bed. I woke up the next morning, excited to ride it and it was gone. My room mates bike was still there. Both bikes were locked to its self.

Kona Sutra 2016

Location

Erie & Franklin
303 W Erie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
f1612cc118
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Gloss Desert Khaki (Light Green)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Mostly stock features: disc brakes, rear rack, Brooks B17 saddle, black fenders. Comrade Bikes sticker on downtube near cranks. Planet Bike rear light, Cygolite front light mount (light itself not on bike) on left fork post mount, Ortlieb Klickfix handlebar bag mount, Lezyne GPS mount on handlebars. Saddle was chained to the frame with a length of old bike chain encased in an old bicycle inner tube.

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?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to a solid-feeling U-rack at the SW corner of Erie & Franklin in Chicago at 6:30pm on Friday, Aug 4th. I locked it with my helmet through the main frame triangle. I returned at 8:00pm and found the bike missing. I saw no signs of cutting or my lock anywhere.

Tomos

Location

Runa Japanese restaurant
2257 North Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Size: 
low rider cruiser 20 inch tires
Color: 
blue with chrome fenders
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
back luggage rack is mangled 1960's classic cruiser with white wall tires

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 3 hours
Incident Description: 
locked bike out front of runa - returned less than 3 hours later to my bike and lock both gone

Schwinn Womens Gateway

Location

2853 N Maplewood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SNFSD17E01455
Size: 
28"
Color: 
off white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
used for 3 weeks, add on basket

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?: 
2 nights
Incident Description: 
Bike was in the back yard of a house under stairs, not visible from the street. Stolen August 2nd or 3rd.

Gary Fisher Utopia

Location

Apartment
1900 w. Ainslie st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C26AS037
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lovingly used.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Locked inside storage room for up to 1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from locked storage room.

Specialized 2008 Stumpjumper

Location

5008 N Winchester
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
?
Color: 
Black/White Writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good shape, few scratches along the frame, nothing major. Not sure of frame size off hand, I'm 5'10", so whatever that would fit. It had shimano clip in pedals that was a combo normal pedal & clip in. It had a sticker from Spokes Bike Shop on the frame base. It was stolen from my house, and there was a Kryptonite U lock locked to the frame, but not thru the tire.

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?: 
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bikes were stored below our deck. Thieves jumped our neighbors fence to get to our parking area, they took 4 bikes, but one was left behind in the grass. My bike had a U lock around the frame, that unfortunately couldn't reach a solid object to lock to.

Trek 700 from 1999

Location

Stephanie Mattucci
1700 N Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
I180703085
Size: 
17L Women's
Color: 
Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a black and blue bell on the handle, original license sticker from Verona, Wi

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 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?: 
Less than 1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike vanished! No trace of lock or the bike. Bike was stolen at bike rack across the street from a small cheval in bucktown, in front of Corepower Yoga.