Recent Reports

RECOVERED: Marin NICASIO RC

Location

Lakeview Highrise
Clark & Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
101729631
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue frame, Fenders, White wall tires, Front Rack (attached to fork). The photo does not show the front rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
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?: 
2 Years
Incident Description: 
On October 23rd we received : "Good news, yesterday I recovered my bike in coordination with the 19th Police District. It involved a sting where we met, after finding the bike for sale online." Original report: Two people were observed on camera breaking into highrise apt building's bike room by breaking door the night of Sat Oct 17th in Lakeview. The bike was locked with only a wire lock at the time.

Trek FX3

Location

Building across from Wendy’s
2048 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU151C1620N
Size: 
Small Size Frame
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2019 model in great working condition, 10 speed, Disc brakes, Periwinkle bottle holder, removable black posterior basket, Orange/black Kryptonite lock, blue bell on left handles

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 months
Incident Description: 
Second bike to go missing from the basement this week. In locked shared basement of apartment building

Panasonic Sport 1000

Location

Apartment building, back stairwell
4510 N. Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Extra Large Frame
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black handles, left handle is loose, silver chipping on right handle before the black tape, black seat, very big frame!

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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 under stairs in the back of my building, behind a faulty gate that sometimes doesn’t lock. The bike was not locked to anything under the stairs. I put the bike there sometime around 1:30pm/2:00pm and noticed it was gone at 9:00/9:30pm

Jamis Allegro A3

Location

Sidewalk at corner of N Pine Grove and W Irving Park Road.
3930 N Pine Grove Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MZ0F004048
Size: 
19
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike bought on 9/20 from Kozy Cyclery. Has a store sticker on it. Had a new bike lock on the frame below seat and a water bottle holder. Minor scratches on it since it was new.

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 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?: 
Maybe 2 days
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up on Friday late evening/early morning Saturday just after midnight. Left it there over weekend and today (Monday) went to go bike to the gym and it was missing. I usually bike every day, but with the rainy weather I did not and my building (Park Place Tower) currently is full for their bike room and I'm on a waitlist.

Raleigh Grand Prix Road Bike

Location

Village Discount
2032 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
64cm
Color: 
Red with cork colored bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition Raleigh road bike with Cinelli cork colored bar tape. The bike is rather large at 64cm.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen outside of Village Discount on Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square/Bucktown. It was locked for only 15 minutes and was missing when I returned to the bike.

Bearclaw Thunderhawk

Location

Ravenswood
4500 n. Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
TAN80509845
Color: 
Bare metal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
titanium gravel bike with a black carbon fork and tan sidewalk tires.

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 bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 yeas

Retrospec Beaumont City Bike, 7-Speed Step-Thru

Location

Chinatown Public Library
2100 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
TH20040734
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Olive green Beaumont 7-speed step-thru bike from Retrospec. Brand new, barely two months old. It was stolen along with a black pannier and a black helmet, and silver bell.

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?: 
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?: 
For about 4 hours, and it was biked in front of the Chinatown Public Library (Chicago, IL)
Incident Description: 
Brand new bike from Retrospec (Beaumont City 7-speed step-thru in Olive Green). I got it as a present for my husband last month; he was working at the Chinatown Public Library and parked the bike, locking it to a rail outside the building. He was gone for about three hours, and we are guessing the bike was stolen at around

All-City Nature Boy

Location

3451 N Halsted Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M12030367
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in great shape. Disc brakes, red rings at the inner end of handlebar grips, gold brake-cable housing along bike, wide handlebars. Bike has non-stock wheels which can accommodate wider tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 12 hours.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to City rack in front of a residence at 3451 N. Halsted Street. Bike lock was cut and disposed of.

Fuji Absolute 2.0

Location

2446 N Monticello Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new condition, silver bottle holder, black rack over back wheel

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 month
Incident Description: 
Just after midnight, a burglar used a garbage bin to jump my fence. They then used a pry bar to open the access door to my garage. They stole my bike and left through the main garage door into the alley.

LeMond Cyclocross Bike

Location

Mather High School
California Ave and Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Men's 55
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but in good condition. Bright orange paint and "LeMond" branding are distinguishing features.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was left unlocked and unattended for less than 3 minutes
Incident Description: 
The Bike was left unlocked and unattended for less than 3 minutes during cross country practice at Mather High School in the Mather back parking lot. Around 4:45pm someone took the bike and a backpack with an iphone. They were left on the other side of a storage bin while the team was practicing just yards away. The bike belongs to the cross country coach. He was lending it to an injured runner to ride for the day.

Retrospec Beaumont City 7 Speed Step-Thru Bike

Location

Chinatown Public Library
2100 S. Wentworth ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
42CM
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike, barely two months old. It is a vintage style step-thru model with leather handles and a leather seat, olive green in color. There is a silver bell attached, as well as a black pannier and black helmet that were also stolen.

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?: 
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?: 
The bike was parked in front of the Chinatown Public Library, only for about three hours. Someone managed to pic the lock and take it away while working in the library.
Incident Description: 
This is a brand new bike; it was locked to a rail outside the Chinatown public library, but unfortunately someone managed to steal it, possibly around 4pm on October 15th. The bike had a black pannier attached, with a black helmet inside. I filed a police report, and of course it's not clear if we will end up finding it.

KHS Alite

Location

Apartment Alley
Granville Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
V12M00018
Size: 
26 inch tires, medium sized frame
Color: 
White with some purple letters and a bit of gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Small black pack was attached under seat. New tires. Rusty gears.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
I was away for two weeks, then the day after I returned, I saw that the bike and lock were both gone. No traces. I had been locking it in that same spot for about a year, with frequent use.

Fuji from 2014

Location

Walton & Western
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult women's bike
Color: 
Baby pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Baby pink Fuji hybrid women's bike. Brake pads on back tires are red. Rack over back wheel with black milk crate attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
It is where I usually store my bike

Fuji Classic

Location

Logan Square
Drake / Dickens (Kimball / Armitage)
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ICFU12L02541
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has the Fuji logo in purple on it, a Red Wing Shoes sticker and an old faded Bernie sticker. Also has a bike lock attached to the top tube. Chains rusty.

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?: 
Not locked :(
Incident Description: 
I usually leave my bike in my backyard in Logan Square unlocked, foolishly. I last used it Sunday 10/11 around midnight, worked all day Monday and Tuesday, and checked on it early Wednesday 10/14 to find it gone.

Cannondale 2019 Quick CX4 Large Black

Location

FFC West Loop
10 South Clinton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YD91337
Size: 
large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
practically brand new. Missing kickstand knub on the bottom of it so it won't stand on it's own.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Went to gym, 10 South clinton, there were other bikes on racks in area. came back out at 5:45 pm after being there about 1.25 hours and bike was gone. This city is a kick to the groin.

Trek FX2 disc

Location

1729 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU194C1010R
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Installed a bike rack that is a little slanted.

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 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in a garage unlocked. Neighbor that shares the garage must have accidentally left the door open.

Blue Raleigh Bike Venture 3.0

Location

804 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607
730 N Milwaukee ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
18"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was a used bike but in very good condition. No rusts. Rear wheel is thicker than the front one, as it has been replaced recently. No fenders attached. Has Damper on the front wheel. Lower part of the frame is thicker than the upper one.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

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?: 
8 hours

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105

Location

River North
68 West Hubbard St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
TC52036
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New when stolen. No technical modifications; installed carbon water bottle cage, phone mount, and clear protective tape covering most of frame

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?: 
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Hand grinder can be seen (with sparks) in video of theft.

Fuji Absolute 3.0

Location

Block south of N. Ravenswood Ave and W. Wilson Ave. (west side of the tracks)
N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large, Adult Men's bike
Color: 
Black/dark purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright yellow fenders, rearview mirror on left handlebar, U-lock attached to frame (below seat) at time of theft

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?: 
4-6 weeks prior to theft
Incident Description: 
Bike was in an apartment building hallway. We are the only tenant in a 2 unit building and the bike was at the top of the steps, barely visible from the glass entry door. Someone apparently forced the door open overnight and took the bike with them.

Giant Escape 1 Disc

Location

Washington and Oakley
2239 W Washington Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant Escape 1 2019 Model with disk brakes. Charcoal in color with a black saddle bag underneath the seat. U-lock attached to the bike. Will have a handle bar and seat light mount strap attached without the lights attached. Front wheel uses a presta valve and the rear has a standard schrader valve.

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?: 
16 hours
Incident Description: 
The garage door was opened for an extended period during the night time and someone in the alley could have potentially stolen it in that duration of time.