Recent Reports

Ross

Location

Chicago Fire Department
2710 N. Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
adult
Color: 
brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older style women's cruiser (c. 1970s), wide tan seat, some rust/scratches on the frame, right handle brake sticks. When last seen was wrapped in a string of blue lights and had a lock holder attached to the center bar of the frame; inner tube was also popping out on back tire.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
36 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a Pay to Park sign outside the fire station on Halsted near Diversey. The back tire was stuck from the recently filled inner tube popping out, making the bike unrideable/unable to be wheeled unless it was picked up and carried. I locked it Friday evening and returned Sunday morning to take it to the nearby Performance Bikes but it disappeared sometime in between.

Trek 820

Location

Hyde Park / Kenwood
4400 S Berkeley Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WT4097C51063J
Size: 
16 inch
Color: 
White & Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new - white seat

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 years
Incident Description: 
2 Bikes stolen out of my locked garage. Taken down from hooks in rafters. No sign of break in no idea how they got into my garage!!

Trek 3500

Location

Hyde Park / Kenwood
4400 S Berkeley Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WT4327C5428H
Size: 
21 inch
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 years
Incident Description: 
2 bikes stolen out of our locked garage. Taken down from hooks in rafters. No sign of break in .. not sure how they got in!!?? Police report filed.

Giant Roam 2

Location

Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
k47028404 & k47023216
Size: 
M
Color: 
Silver, orange details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 Brand New 2017 Mens Giant Roam 2, with bar ends one with padded saddle

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?: 
20 mins
Incident Description: 
Navy Pier security cameras caught thief using a bolt cutter to cut the lock than riding away with the bike and lock down Illinois street, than arriving 5-7 mins later to still our second bike (Both 2017 Giant 2 Roams) serial number k47023216

Schwinn 26" Legacy Cruiser

Location

Home address
4318 N Califormia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
FSD13GM1437
Size: 
26"
Color: 
yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
like new. Also had a pastel bike bell on handle bars as well as a BellCocoon child carrier on back

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Didn't know this site existed until one year past the incident. Wish I would have known about this when it happened. I discovered my bike was stolen from my condo basement. My bike was locked to my families other 3 bikes with a chain lock. It was cut and only my bike was stolen.

2013 Specialized Vita

Location

Lakeview
w. wellington ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
Black with hot pink handles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike looked brand new. Had hot pink handles and the rest of the bike was matte black.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in a storage unit in a garage off an alley.

Diamondback Response Sport

Location

Home apartment
817 College Ave Apt. 7
Wheaton , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19-20" frame
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There are some paint scratches on the right side of the frame from leaning against a post. There is a under seat bag with a spare tire in it. The top of the shocks in front is unscrewed a bit.

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?: 
It is locked there continuously. It had been five days since I'd ridden it.
Incident Description: 
I left my apartment for church and my bike was no longer there. I remember seeing it the night before locked up as usual. It must have been stolen during the night.

Specialized Transition

Location

1464 S Michigan Ave
1464 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black with white writing and red trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I had F-14 aero bars on the front (connecting in the middle with plastic/foam elbow pads) with a Cat Eye bike computer. There was a bike seat compartment. Red plastic bottle holders that were broken.

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?: 
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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Several bikes were stolen at the same time from our secured parking garage. The thieves entered the garage by jumping on dumpsters in the back alleyway, cutting through a chain linked fence with power tools, and pulling the bikes out through there and into a van.

Salsa Spearfish 3 2013

Location

Apartment
1908 W Winnemac Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
AS12062569
Size: 
29" wheel size
Color: 
red frame w/ white front fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, minor scratches to frame, slight wear on handlebar grips. Two different hydraulic brakes; left brake is white, right brake is black and silver.

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?: 
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
Incident Description: 
Locked bike at around 2 am, saw lock cut and left at the scene when checked on at around 11 am. Bike was locked to bike rack in gated apartment courtyard. The cable lock held two bikes onto the bike rack, but only one bike was stolen. The courtyard gate was not locked and was found propped open in the morning.

Mongoose Beast

Location

4425 N Lawndale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mongoose Beast single speed fat bike. Brown Selle gel seat, with a bike winter 2014 (?) "cool beans" sticker on the chain guard. Cheap aftermarket bars and stem

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few weeks, but was checked on, daily.
Incident Description: 
bike was locked up to other bikes with multiple ulocks and cables. cables were snipped with bolt cutters and left on scene. another bike was left in the common area outside of bike room. abandoned bike is recognized as belonging to a local vagrant.

2010 Scattante XRL

Location

Marquee condo parking garage
1464 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black with bright red bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a 2010 Scattante XRL frame on which I had a dura ace triple chainring and components. The bike is all black with a few red and gold stripes. The bar tape is bright red (not pink, as in this picture) and other noticeable features are a pannier rack on the back which was spray painted red (but is chipping so parts are silver), two "Vanderkitten" stickers right about the Scattante writing on the seat tube, and a black combination cord lock that secured the rack to the frame and looped through the underside of the saddle. One one brake partially works and the parts are extremely rusty (was going to rebuild it this year).

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 years on and off, that's where I kept it when not in use
Incident Description: 
Bike last seen at 5:30 pm. Security footage of two men in reflective vests using a power tool to saw off locks was given to police. Theives cut locks on two bikes and rode them out of the garage.

Trek Marlin 5

Location

LSD and Monroe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu271c4769k
Size: 
19.5
Color: 
black and orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, american flag "american Outpost" sticker on frame. LED lights and small bag under seat.

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?: 
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 in park entrance northwest corner of LSD and Monroe
Incident Description: 
Bicycle cable was cut and left at the scene.

I don't know

Location

Dollar Tree
51st & Cicero
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks like picture just a little dirtier

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 minutes

Soma ES

Location

Hyde Park
945 E 52nd St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48 cm
Color: 
wine red/maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White cotton handle bar tape, continental gatorskin tires, black seat. Note: seat post bolt is missing - seat is rusted in place.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen on the night of Thursday July 8 from 2nd story porch between 10:30 pm - 8:00 am. Intruders must have jumped the surrounding fence and walked out with the bike.

Trek FX 7.2

Location

4827 N Oakley
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
19"? 21"?
Color: 
pale powder blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. 2012 model. Custom rear panel with collapsible pannier on left. Upright handlebars; the Bontrager "b" is missing from the end of one of them. At the time of theft, the bike had two rear lights: one tiny one on the seat upright, one larger, removable one (USB chargeable) clipped to the rear panel.

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 days
Incident Description: 
Garage was broken into overnight.

Johnny Loco

Location

North Park
3236 W Victoria st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
Cargo bike
Color: 
Sage green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Extremely unique dutch cargo bike light weight aluminum box for up to four children. Mint condition.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A week
Incident Description: 
I arrived home at 1 AM and saw my garage was closed. The next morning we woke up at 7:30 AM and saw the garage door was open. Our gate to our yard was open so it is obvious that somebody walked in through the alley open the back window to our garage cut the lock open the garage door and likely had a friend left her into a truck. ( there are cigarettes on the ground of our garage as if they fell out of someone's shirt pocket). We live in a very quiet area of the city so I am fairly certain that this was a planned theft. The gates to our yard were open about a week ago which I did not think much of, but I am guessing they were scoping out the situation.

Specialized Sirrus

Location

Just north of Millenium Park
341 E Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
M, 54 cm
Color: 
Black with white lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition. Has cheap plastic rear half-fender, and a poorly fitted front full fender that is mismatched from the rear fender. Has a round silver sticker near the bottom of the frame from a New England bike shop.

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?: 
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 hour

Torker U District

Location

Springfield
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
48
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
sticker on frame, bike race w/basket on back, set up singlespeed w/fixed hub

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike has been stored in secure basement area. Was not used in about a week and went missing. Date and time are estimated.

Fuji Declaration 552

Location

Home- Apartment building- BJB properties
424 West Diversey Pkway, Apartment 400
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD063L0745L
Size: 
average adult road bike
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
not even a year old, Fuji Declaration 552, silver bike with a yellow and black U-lock holder on the frame. U-lock is likely broken. leather on seat is peeling on the back right of the seat. back tired was flat at the time of it being stolen. was taken from private apartment bike room at the corner of Sheridan Road and W. Diversey Parkway

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
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?: 
10 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was last seen when locked to itself in the bike room of a private apartment building on the night of June 27th. Was discovered missing on the morning of July 7th. Apartment building is 424 West Diversey Pkwy, located on the corner of Sheridan Road and West Diversey Parkway. Bike was locked and stored in the first floor bike storage room which is only accessible with a valid apartment key.

Surly Cross Check

Location

1818 W Augusta Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
62 cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
perfect condtion

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
days
Incident Description: 
My house was broken into and my bike was stolen.