Recent Reports

Nishiki Women's Anasazi Hybrid Bike

Location

Amee Noethe
Ameekrus@hotmail.com
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
17" frame
Color: 
Gray and hot pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new-comfort seat added

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?: 
20 minutes
Incident Description: 
2 bikes stolen right in front of a very busy Lincoln park zoo

Trek 7700 (2002)

Location

Residential garage off alley
1728 N. Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women's hybrid, 20" wheels I think
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well loved and worn from 15 years of commuting in all weather. Rolf vector wheels. Had a relatively new rack with a Topeak baby seat mounted on the back.

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: 
Husband left garage door open when he left to pick up dinner, both of my bikes were stolen in the 30 min time span. My road bike (Orbea) was still wrapped in bubble-wrap from our move. The thief rode his bike directly into our garage (we have him on video and can see him clearly), threw my lock (which was loose around the seat) under a cabinet in the garage and unwrapped all the saran and bubble wrap off the bike before riding off on his bike with it. He returned on foot less than 3 minutes later and proceeded to ride off on my Trek commuter bike (baby seat on the back and all). We think he lives in the neighborhood and saw that the garage door was left open.

2007(ish) Orbea Orca

Location

Residential garage off alley
1728 N. Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with orange detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition, had bright orange tape on the handles. SRAM components.

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: 
Husband left garage door open when he left to pick up dinner, both of my bikes were stolen in the 30 min time span. My road bike (Orbea) was still wrapped in bubble-wrap from our move. The thief rode his bike directly into our garage (we have him on video and can see him clearly), threw my lock (which was loose around the seat) under a cabinet in the garage and unwrapped all the saran and bubble wrap off the bike before riding off on his bike with it. He returned on foot less than 3 minutes later and proceeded to ride off on my Trek commuter bike (baby seat on the back and all). We think he lives in the neighborhood and saw that the garage door was left open.

Schwinn Speedster

Location

3321 S Lowe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older cruiser, well worn with a distinctive paint job- bike was repainted, but "Schwinn" and "Speedster" logo were masked, resulting in a slightly different color around them and noticeable raised paint line. Handlebars and fenders are poorly repainted chrome.

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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Rear door of apartment complex was found open, door leads to basement storage area. Multiple bikes were taken from the storage area through the back yard of the apartment.

2011 Fuji SL1 Comp

Location

our house
Cortland and Campbell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
44cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Blue paint, white drop handlebars. 105 components

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?: 
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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Thief obtained entry to our premises by bypassing front gate and pried open storage shed containing two bikes

2005 Litespeed Firenze

Location

2500 w cortland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Titanium
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; SPD-SL pedals, white bar tape

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Two bikes stolen out of a locked storage shed beneath our garage

PureFix Pure Cycle

Location

1020 W George St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
62 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Golden handle bars, unwrapped

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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unlocked in front of car in detached Condo garage. Garage having issues with door opening randomly (suspect that a nearby neighbor has a similar frequency/code). Door opened during the day and bike was taken from the garage

Langster Specialized

Location

2468 N Greenview Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602254327J
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Matte Black/Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Features: single speed, two speed fenders, yellow water bottle holder, frame is covered in stickers.

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?: 
Somewhere between a few minutes and a couple hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to the 2nd story porch at my girlfriend's apartment. The thieves would have had to see it through an alley, go through a private gate, and then up a flight of stairs. Once they did that, they broke the deck in order to remove the bike with the lock still attached to it. At around 12:30pm I went outside to go to work and found the damage to the deck and my bike and lock missing.

Surly Crosscheck

Location

Van Buren Street
Milwaukee , WI
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M12040973
Size: 
54-57"
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
the bike was in good condition and a few dings here and there; there are two stickers on the frame (the bar between the legs)--one says 'Milwaukee' and the other 'Brew city'; the only non-stock hardware were new pedals (one half was platform, the other SPD clip-in); the grip tape was torn and peeling in a few spots

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?: 
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?: 
I saw the bike around 4pm on April 1st, and it was gone on the morning of April 2nd
Incident Description: 
The bike was in my locked garage and when I woke up, the door was wide open and the bike gone

Specialized Diverge A1

Location

3228 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602078146K
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost brand new; black everything with bike light mounted on front handlebar and rear red light on seat tube. Shimano Claris crankset.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months

Jamis Satellite

Location

4800 block of Argyle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Okay condition. A few dings/scratches from being well-loved. Lock system attached to frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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 months
Incident Description: 
Neighbor alerted me at 7:30am that the garage door was open. Bike and a few other items were missing.

Cannondale CAAD 8

Location

Behind Apartment Building
1951 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ZM07107
Size: 
51 cm
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New Black and White paint Black Handle Bar tape

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 days
Incident Description: 
Bike Covered and locked Cover only left upon finding at 5:00am Vehicle in same lot had money stolen from 5 days prior

All-City Nature Boy Disc

Location

4136 W School St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front gear is larger than back gear. There are two front lights and one rear light. There is a Brooks vulcanized rubber saddle.

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left between 4136 and 4140 W School St. In between the houses.

K2 Zed 2.0

Location

443 West Eugenie Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is from 2006. Seat has a good amount of wear. Has rear disc breaks.

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?: 
Several weeks
Incident Description: 
I just noticed my bike was missing from a back entry area that is gated, locked, and enclosed. I am not sure how long it has been gone.

Public V1

Location

Apartment
1407 W Greenleaf Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, beige tires, red pedals with turquoise pedal straps, inversed brake levers, double kickstand, Brooks saddle, back rack with rat trap.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off a porch where it was temporarily being cleaned, neighbor probably left back gate open.

Cervelo S3

Location

616 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black frame with white and red accent lines
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aero road bike - great condition - speedplay zero circle pedals for clip bike shoes to fit - 2 red and black water bottle cages, SRAM red gear set - black seat back tip is red black handlebar tape with - skinny road tires - 2011 says "Cervelo" in big white letters 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?: 
Not locked was stored in Garage, garage was left open for 2 minutes
Incident Description: 
Garage door was left open for 2 minutes. UPS came as I answered the door my neighbor across the street got off the phone with the police to report the incident. A tall black male with orange gloves, neon green shoes ran in an rode it down Paulina. Not sure what the police report number is as the neighbor didn't give it to me.

Women's red city bike Schwinn

Location

Barnes and Nobles book store
1630 Sherman ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Dark red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Manual gears

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?: 
25 min
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a new u-shaped Master lock to the bike rack in front of Barnes and Nobles Book store. The street is highly frequented during these business hours. It was stolen without damagin the lock and the lock was left behind locked (closed) to the bike rack. My friend's lock at his bike (same lock brand, exactly the same lock) was opened as well, but his bike was not stolen. His bike remained Witze the Orden lock at the rack, while mine was stolen. I suspect the thief had a duplicate universal lock key.

Specialized Rockhopper 2003

Location

1412 W Morse Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
15
Color: 
Steel Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Condition. Has holder for sigma sport computer.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging on side of storage cabinet in communal garage. I recall seeing the bike at 4pm on March 25. Noticed it was gone at 130 pm on March 26th.

2008 Specialized Allez

Location

Home
3730 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WUD70518029B
Size: 
58
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in like New Condition. I just had it tuned up in 2016. It was stolen out of my garage.

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?: 
I store it in my garage. Two Years
Incident Description: 
I store my bikes in my garage which is locked. They thieves forced open the side door, and entered in the garage during the day while I was at work. I left in the morning, and the garage door was open when I returned. I don't leave the garage door open, but could see how the thieves forced the door open.

Canondale Bad Boy 29er

Location

Home
3719 North Leavitt
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large, 29" wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Average condition, Red bike register label on crossframe. some white house paint smears on crossframe. black plastic mudguard.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
6hours
Incident Description: 
Left my bike outside my appartment back door at 7pm Wednesday. Came to get on on Thursday morning and it was gone.