Recent Reports

Cannondale Synapse carbon 105 6 C

Location

sidewalk
1600 N. Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DM40795
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. New tires. Bottle holder

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?: 
45 min
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to a bike rack on N. Damen Ave and went to get a cup of coffee. 45 minutes later I returned to find the lock cut and laying in the street, and the bike gone.

Schwinn Capital 700c

Location

5052 N. Kenmore Ave Apt #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
70 Inches long
Color: 
Grey frame with Black tires and Black water bottle holder
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BRAND NEW. Front reflector is on the left side of the handle bar, back reflector is on seat frame. Other that that, it looks like a brand new bike because it is.

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?: 
19 Minutes
Incident Description: 
In front of Roosevelt University on Wabash Ave. I asked the security guards to show me the footage and we saw, what looked to be a black man with some sort of backpack/carry sack, and a baseball hat. He pretended to tie his shoes while people were walking by, and as soon as the people walked down the street, he pretended to tie his shoe again in front of my bike, probably cutting it with a wire cutter.

2014 diamondback

Location

Old irving park
4152 N. Leamington Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kendra back wheel, different front wheel. I have a photo but can't post one here. Was left at 4450 n Kildare and was stolen from the side of the house

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
I was in a book club meeting and came out and it was gone. It was parked on the side of the house we were in at 4450 n Kildare. Its a red diamondback, with a rattley cargo rack on the back. Sort of loud, can't miss it.

Jamis Aurora

Location

L'alliance Francaise de Chicago
810 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
Larger. 60 cm, I think.
Color: 
navy blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bent navy blue bike rack over the back wheel. thin chrome hubs. A yellow sticker on the cross bar, it's a parking sticker identifying my space in my building's garage. Black handle bar tape. Pretty nice condition.

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?: 
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?: 
Less than an hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the metal handrail on the front ramp going into the Alliance Francaise on Dearborn just north of Chicago. Bike was locked to the handrail on the inside of the gate around the front of the building. I locked it up a little before 4:30 to go into class. When I came out an hour later, it was gone.

Specialzed Hardrock Sport

Location

South Loop
16th St. and Indiana Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
P6LI21483
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used frame, but restored with new components. New Avid disk brakes and rotors, recently tuned up all around, new 26" alex wheels. The wheels and seat are locked with Pinhead locks.

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?: 
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?: 
About two years
Incident Description: 
It was taken from our building bike room in the South Loop area. We had just came back from vacationing this Sunday June 4th <-- our 1 year anniversary. My wife and I went out for dinner returned around 8pm. It was taken between May 26-June 4th. I love my bikes so I told her I would go check up them. When I went to the room I was shocked and in disbelief that it was gone. The bike was locked with a Kriptonite U-lock both back wheel and frame.

Gold vintage Raleigh bike

Location

1212 W 21st St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, gold, vintage, made in England bike, turn down handles wrapped in black with a metal collapsable basket on the left side.

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?: 
The bike was placed inside a hall in the apartment on the 2nd floor of the building at 11pm and this morning at 11am the bike was gone. It was not locked because it was in what I thought to be a secure building.
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen out of my building

Motobecane Mirage

Location

South Loop
16th St. and Indiana Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
27"
Color: 
WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newly restored from scratch. freshly painted, new Brooks saddle, new continental tires, new 27" in rims, new brown bar tape, new clip toe pedals, and it was recently tuned up.

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?: 
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?: 
I've had it in this room all the time for about a year.
Incident Description: 
This bike has been in the family for 40 years, I inherited this bike from my dad. I don't have the heart to tell him it was stolen from my home. It was taken from our building bike room in the South Loop area. We had just came back from vacationing this Sunday June 4th <-- our 1 year anniversary. My wife and I went out for dinner returned around 8pm. It was taken between May 26-June 4th. I love my bikes so I told her I would go check up them. When I went to the room I was shocked and in disbelief that it was gone. The bike was locked with a Kriptonite cable lock both wheels and frame. I'm staying hopeful it turns up.

Giant

Location

Illinois Center
233 N Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike.. Maybe 10 years.. Bought a beater for $ 50 to ride downtown in the summer

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
233 North Michigan /Illinois Center in the common groud where bike racks were located
Incident Description: 
They loosend the front tire hub and lifted the bike but left the front wheel and the lock locked.

Mantis 67520 Tri-Rad Folding Trike Silver

Location

Palmer Park Condominum
Kedzie and Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
16 inch frame
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good, with a few scratches. This is an adult silver color framed tricycle, black seats with a white metal basket in the back. It is fold-able to allow for easy storage and transport.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about 6 months
Incident Description: 
This morning, when I went into our garage space, checked in our storage unit I noticed someone had stolen the bicycle out of our storage unit. The unit was not locked as it is within a secure building garage. However this week our garage has had some construction with the doors being replaced with maintenance, so the locks to the garage may have been compromised/not working for the entire week. The storage space was not locked, and neither was the bike.

6ku

Location

Green Eye Lounge
2403 W Homer St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
black frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
electric blue wheels, bull horn handle bars with tan tape

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 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 night
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside the Green Eye Lounge and in the morning it was gone. A short man with a mountain bike had asked me about the bike the night before, how much it cost, and was it heavy. I did not answer but saw him the next day on the corner. I believe he took it.

Schwinn Ascension-29, Black

Location

Northwestern Medicine
1700 Maple Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decently worn but in good shape, some weathering/rust on the chain, U-lock attachment port under the seat (but this could be removed)

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?: 
less than 3 days
Incident Description: 
I am unsure of a specific incident date. It was locked for a few days before I discovered it was stolen. Sometime between Saturday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 8.

6KU Aluminum Fixed Gear Single-Speed Fixed Gear Urban Track Bike

Location

CityFront Place
400 N McClurg Ct
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Mens REgular
Color: 
All Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition, torn seat, scratches on the body, only one handbrake on the right handlebar.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike got stolen outside of 400 North McClurg Street, in the building complex above lizzie mcneil's. Bike Make and Model Number: 6KU Aluminum Fixed Gear Single-Speed Fixed Gear Urban Track Bike Amazon listing where I bought it from, except my handle bars look different than picture, I had bull-horn style handlebars: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018NVRCHG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1 I parked my bike and locked it to the bike rack right in front of the apartment building named CityFront Place at 400 N McClurg Ct. My bike is lightweight, two race tires, all black, and has only one hand brake on the right handlebar. It is a single speed chain. I used a thin bike lock that someone must have used small blade pliers to cut through and steal the whole thing. They even stole the bike lock and also the bike. I am attaching pictures to this so you can see exactly where the bike was stolen from right in front of cityfront place and next to the river. I had run back home to my apartment because I didn't bring any money for a taxi when I was helping my friend move his furniture into cityfront place. If anyone knows anything or how I can get access to the security camera on the street would be very helpful. I know it's just a bike, but I believe we should stop theft happening around our neighborhoods more than anything. This crime will only lead to more crime in the future unless we prevent it. I did see a security camera on the street with access to record the bike rack where i locked my bike to. I was there today June 7th 2017 form 1:50pm to 5:00pm. Please help me find these thief's and hopefully get my bike back. I have not filed a police report yet but going to now.

Felt F65

Location

Home
Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
A402260181
Size: 
54
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. AERO BARS, Black CARBON AERO FORKS, AFTER MARKET SEAT, UPGRADED WHEELS, CONTINENTAL GATOR SKIN TIRES, REAR SEAT PACK (WITH TOOLS, CO2 CARTRIDGES, TUBES), BRIGHT BLUE BAR TAPE WITH RED SRAM PLUGS

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 was stolen from a locked garage

Ritte - Ace

Location

Starbucks
Lawrence and broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
1194007712510035
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dark Blue handlebar tape. Krsyrium wheels. Force 22 groupset. Only person I know who rides this frameset. The inside of the fork is painted gray blue. Has a red head unit for a garmin device

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
2hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken and so was lock. Unsure how it was done. I recorded the bike lock area to check for any marks and nothing. I went across to eat at a restaurant and came back and it was gone. I asked around and no one saw anything

2015 Bianchi Volpe

Location

Marianne Parker
656 W Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NX0034021HWBK734478H
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
-Good/new condition -teal handlebar tape -black fenders -tan Brooks saddle (non-leather) -silver back rack -black cup holder, computer, and light on bars -red light at rear -teal bottle holder on frame

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Thief used a wrench to remove the bolt from the street sign pole my bike was locked to. Lifted the pole to slide it from the lock. Wheel was locked to frame.

State Bicycle Co. - Rutherford

Location

Blue Line Logan Square Station
2620 N Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
SBC20506837
Size: 
55cm frame
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brown handlebars, brown seat post, might have sticker under the seat from university police bike registry, some white scuff marks on frame, wheels have black tires with beige rims that are probably very dirty.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Between 1-7 hours
Incident Description: 
I lent my brother my bike while out of town. On 6/6/17 he locked the bike at the Blue Line Logan Square station at an outside bike rack which may or may not have cameras. He locked the bike by passing the cable through the front and back wheels and the frame, securing the cable through the u-lock, and securing the u-lock to the bike rack. The cable was cut and the thief stole the bike at some time between 9am and 4pm, leaving both the cable and the u-lock at the scene (the u-lock was not broken as it was not secured to the bike itself). I can provide more specs for the bike if need be for verification.

Cannondale Bad Boy 4 2015

Location

AMA Plaza Parking Lot
401 N. Wabash Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
cm14e525853
Size: 
smal
Color: 
Black matt finish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The covering on gear shift (with the numbers on it) on the right-hand side is off. Has a mount for the front light, but I have the light.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
It was in a locked fenced-in area in a garage on Wabash in the AMA Plaza garage. A cable lock locked the front of the bike to the rack and a Kryptonite messenger mini locking the body. It had my panniers and helmet on it too. JA295124

Specialized Langster

Location

Kenect Apartments
504 N. Green St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Reverse drop bars. (Old) folding brake mounted to frame. Water bottle holder on frame. Foot straps on pedals.

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?: 
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?: 
Less than two weeks

Specialized 2016 Hybrid

Location

527 W Barry Ave, Apt 2S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bought brand new in April. Scratch on the top bar of the frame near the middle of the bike. Chicago Cubs bike check ticket on the handle bars.

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?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
Suspect got through/over back alley gate then kicked/busted through the locked storage room door where my bike was.

6KU Urban Track Bike

Location

State and Washington next to Atwood cafe and Alise hotel
1 W Washington St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, minor scratches near wheels, Silicone LED lights attached to front handlebars and back side above wheels, purple sticky hand toy attached to handle bar, left and right stickers still left on pedals.G

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left at bike rack locked over night. Next afternoon was not found and another bike was also on the rack but it was not locked.