Recent Reports

Public C7i

Location

2309 N Maplewood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Small/Medium
Color: 
Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Public C7i bike. Had yet to be ridden. The bike was turquoise and featured tan leather saddle and grips, internal geared rear hub, and matching color fenders.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken between 8:00 pm 9/9 and 7:45 am 9/10 from residential garage. When I went to the garage this morning, the overhead garage door was wide open.

Trek Marlin 6 RECOVERED

Location

Illinois Institute of Technology
3105 S Dearborn St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU320C2731K
Size: 
Size 23" frame (extra large), 29" wheels
Color: 
Green and black with white Trek logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively good condition. Scuffed paint on upper frame between seat post and handlebars. Has locking handles, Specialized Z bottle cage, and Bell headlight attached to the handlebars as well as a red light attached to the seatpost. No kickstand. Seatpost has electrical tape on it. The underside of the seat has bright green plastic, with a piece broken.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3-4 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was taken from the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, at the south side of the Life Sciences building. I parked the bike here around 9:50 AM, and by 4:15 PM the bike was gone. The bike lock was missing, which may mean the thief had a master key for the brand. I'm a large person (6'5" tall) and the bike is large as well. Recovery Notes: Recovered. It was at the Swap-O-Rama flea market at 4100 S Ashland Ave. I had given a statement and was going to get a report number today, but we've fortunately resolved the issue. The lights were taken but everything else is still in place.

Fuji Track Elios 2.0

Location

North and Wells
1614 N Wells Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Silver, Blue and Dark Grey Decals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, crappy pedals grey cork bar tape, yellow short fender on seat, sticker residue on frame, front and back tires are same brand but one is older than the other.

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?: 
10-20mins
Incident Description: 
Unlocked my bike from my friends bike to change his inner tubes, locked my bike back up to the bike rack, went a way for 10-20mins and it was gone.

2013 Norco Valence A4 Forma

Location

My Apartment
525 W Oakdale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Small
Color: 
White with white seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Basically new, just some moving dings. Rode infrequently.

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 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 month
Incident Description: 
Just found out that the bike was stolen, not sure when it was taken. Unknown time and date.

Fuji Royale

Location

1422 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
N/A
Color: 
Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Navy blue bike, some signs of wear and tear. Missing paint batched with lighter blue nail polish on top bar of chassis below the brake line.

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?: 
~12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was fully removed along with lock. Exact timing of left is unknown.

Trek FX 5 Men's bike

Location

1340 W Arthur Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU000402179N1
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green northwestern sticker on post. Athens bicycle sticker as well. Great condition. Loved by owner.

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 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?: 
2 days

Macaroon

Location

Logan Square Blue Line Station
Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
19 "
Color: 
Mint Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The front brake was disabled because it was sticking to the wheel. The front basket is built into the handle bars and there are little macaroon stickers on the back of the bike. My white helmet was also looped through the lock.

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?: 
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?: 
I left it around 9 and when I came back from work around 5 it was gone.
Incident Description: 
Stolen from outside the Logan Square Blue Line Station

Raleigh merit 1

Location

Morse El stop
GLENWOOd and Lunt
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large (5’10” - 6’1”)
Color: 
Dark grey. Red and white stripe details.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly good condition. Handlebar tape is peeling (right more so than left). There is a women bike Chicago sticker and a purple sticker with a cat on it on the top frame. Below the seat there is a Patagonia “if it’s broke fix it” sticker. Brooks leather seat. Water bottle holder. Helmet also stolen.

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?: 
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 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in the bike corral next to two other bikes at the Morse train station (north entrance). I left the bike at 7pm and got on the train. I got back to the station around 10:30pm Other two bikes were there And mine was totally gone.

Specialized Allez

Location

742 N Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC6060321991
Color: 
Black/red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, a few scratches. Wheels have Pinhead locking skewers that can't be removed without special tools. Black headlight in front also can't be easily removed without special tools (Fortified Gotham Defender). Black bell attached to center post. Silver Shimano SPD pedals.

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 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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Theft occurred sometime between 2pm-6pm. Thief removed bolt from street sign base so it could be lifted out and bike removed without cutting lock.

55’ schwinn

Location

My place
870 N Franklin St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Red and tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Antique, the back fender is bent, it has new tires, the seat is tan and original.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Off and on when I use it
Incident Description: 
My bike was secured in my back porch area that has a tall wooden fence and locked door to it

Evelo Aurora

Location

4549 N Albany Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly new bicycle - purchased in fall of 2017. It is an electric bike with a battery behind the seat. The bike weighs a little over 60 pounds with the battery. The battery is locked into place with a small wire rack on top. The motor is in line with the frame. I replaced the handlebars with more-cruiser style handlebars and added a clip on cell phone holder and a brass bell. I don't have any photos of my own bike so I've attached a stock photo - the main difference being the handlebars.

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 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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike around 11pm, retrieved it at 1:30AM, then relocked it in the same location around 2:30AM. When I returned to it at 9AM, it was missing. I believe someone must have cut through the lock to steal the bike. No sign of damage to the fence or the other bike that was locked to the same fence.

Specialized Dolce

Location

852 W Wisconsin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
51 cm
Color: 
Black with hot pink accents ("SPECIALIZED" in Pink)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black road bike; Hot pink accents (lettering); black handlebar with hot pink accent; water bottle holder.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was in the back of my car. The car was entered into and the bike was stolen.

Felt 33

Location

Lincoln Park Zoo-east gate entrance
2001 N
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but in good condition.

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 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
My family had come to Chicago from Michigan to ride bikes along the Lakeshore. We parked and locked our five bikes with multiple cable locks. The bikes were locked to each other and the bike rack at the east gate entrance to the Lincoln Park Zoo. We were in the zoo for approximately 2.5 hours. When we returned, one of the cables had been cut and one of the bikes stolen. The other four bikes were not taken, but a small bike pump strapped to one of the bikes was taken.

Schwinn 2010 hybrid

Location

Rear side of the Walmart
W 23rd St. and S. Rockwell St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52-56cm
Color: 
dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. However, needed tuning. Gears were somewhat rusty from non-use.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in my car parked outside of a business with no windows. Street is a less than half a block away from residential buildings, however, street is fairly secluded/non-busy. Sometime between 10:00pm and 6:30am my front passenger window was shattered and bike was taken from the back seat of the car.

26" Schwinn Sidewinder Women's Mountain Bike, Matte Black/Pink

Location

Diversey and Southport
2800 N Southport
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
S2601WMNDS
Size: 
26", ladies
Color: 
Black/Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Padded pink detachable seat and lights affixed to frame on front and back.

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?: 
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?: 
24 hours.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a metal fence through the frame and front tire, in a locked enclosure. Both doors to the enclosure were locked last night, and both were unlocked and open this morning. Lock was cut and left attached to fence. Building is mixed use, with four businesses occupying ground level. I believe whoever stole the bike was either affiliated with one of the other tenants or one of the businesses. No signs of forced entry.

KHS "Competition"

Location

Humboldt Park
California and Thomas
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
30203149
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Light Green / Mint
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is an older KHS road bike with drop handlebars and a slightly scratched decal which reads "Competition" (as shown in photo). At the time of theft, a yellow and black OnGuard U-Lock was attached to a mounting bracket on the seat tube. other minor details include a shop sticker noting it's original purchase from a shop in Kenosha, WI.

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?: 
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Incident Description: 
The bicycle was stored unlocked short-term on a second story porch near the Norwegian American community garden in Humboldt Park. The theft occurred sometime after Fiesta Boricua ended around 9 pm on Saturday, September 2. On the same porch there was one other bike also unlocked, but it was not stolen.

Trek FX Sport 4 Women's

Location

CTA Kimball Brown line
4755 N Kimball Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU192C6123M
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition, Matte grey Fitness bike with adjustable gear. Still has the plastic from the tag dangling on it. Front wheel is flat, needs air.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike on a bike rack at around 06:20am in front of Kimball Brown line CTA. Came back around 06:00pm and it was gone with the combination lock.

Cannondale Super Six Hi Mod Disc

Location

Edgewater
6214 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
TA16582
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
White & Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shimano Ultegra Disc Groupo Pink Fizik Superlight Bar Tape Arundel Bottle Cages (Not Pictured) Speedplay Zero Pedals Specialized Wedgie Saddle Bag, Cadence Computer, & Romin Saddle Challenge Paris Roubaix Tires (700x28) Light & Motion Handlebar Mount SpurCycle Bell Yellow "Cycle" & "Smithy" stickers on seat stays

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?: 
15 min.
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from fenced in backyard patio.

Trek Gritty

Location

1818 W Ellen St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
23"
Color: 
Burgundy/Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rusty chain, brand new seat (Selle Royal slow fit foam), back reflector but no front reflector

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 to 8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen sometime between 5 and 10pm. Other bikes locked to the same fence were left alone. Lock was missing along with the bike. Attached picture is not the exact bike, but it's the right model and color.

Motobecane Mirage

Location

1527 W Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
19.5-ish
Color: 
mostly black with red highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Middle bar is scratched up due to the lock hitting it when locking the bike up. The brake pads were replaced and are a salmon color as opposed to the original pads. I switched out the default pedals for black resin platform pedals. Last time I saw it, the bike had black fenders, a Topeak bike rack on the back, a lock holder and lock attached to the side of the bike, and a light and cell phone holder on the handle bars - however, I realize all these things could have been removed.

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 always park my bike in my garage when I'm not using it. I think it had been there for a day or two since last use.
Incident Description: 
I don't know exactly when the bike went missing, but it was sometime between the morning of August 27th and the morning of August 28th. I park the bike in the garage and don't bother locking it up because the garage is supposed to stay locked. When I went out to use the bike the evening of the 28th, it just wasn't there anymore. My assumption is that a door got left open or unlocked on accident and somebody nabbed it.