Recent Reports

2015 Trek 7.1

Location

Next to Dollar Tree Store
4920 North Pulaski Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU312C1812J
Size: 
22.5 Inch
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Overall, the bike frame is in relatively good condition. However, the seat has a rip in the front of it showing the padding.

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?: 
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?: 
Bike was there at midnight and was gone when I tried to pick it up at 2pm that same day.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a black rod iron fence.

Specialized Allez 2013 58cm

Location

155 N U Wacker SE Building Bike Rack
155 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black with Blue Red White Trim - With bars/seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - dent on lower frame

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6hrs
Incident Description: 
155 N Upper Wacker SE corner of building bike rack. Man in black coat approaches bike at 2:07PM. Takes 3 mins to evaluate and either cut or pick the pink steel hinge lock. 2:10PM Takes my bike, the lock, and grey helmet and rides East on Randolph. Caught on Video.

Schwinn Tempo (Late 80s)

Location

Home
2046 W. Institute Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Blue Frame with White top Cross bar and Red Handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, but in good working condition.. Plenty of wear and tear. Last Seen With: Pinheads on the tires, a Black Topeak Bike Rack, Red Drop-down handlebars w/ a second set of "suicide breaks" on the top of the bars. Downtube shifters. Black pedals (different from photo) and a generic (replaced) pedal crank arm on the non-geared side. Shimano 105 gears and breaks. Broken (but functional) water bottle holder with portable pump holder attached, too. Also stolen: Topeak Trunk Bag which contained Kryptonite New York Style U-Lock (and the key!) photo on Dropbox because the upload link is broken: https://www.dropbox.com/s/or6s1qxlauntibg/My%20Precious%20Bike.jpg?dl=0

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?: 
The common area by the laundry room -- key needed from the outside.
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a secure area, but not locked. My Topeak Trunk bag (with the lock & key inside -- stupid me!) were also stolen. I don't know exactly when it was stolen because I was out of town, but it was some time between 1/18 and 1/23.

Rocky Mountain Instinct 2003

Location

Lincoln Park
N Dayton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
15"
Color: 
Black & silver frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rocky Mountain Instinct 2003 dual suspension MTB, easton carbon bars, XT group set, v-brakes, Mavic ceramic wheelset, Fox Terralogic fork

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Since May 2016
Incident Description: 
This mountain bike, along with another, was stolen out of garage that backs onto alley this afternoon at about 3:20pm. Neighbor down the road saw the guy, got a pic from behind as he headed down the alley and she then called the police. The 1/2" braided steel cable was cut, not the lock. We are still confused as to how he got access to garage as door was closed maybe the auto door's radio frequency has been skimmed?!? Just wanted to mention this if others have had similar situation.

Rocky Mountain ETSX70 2004

Location

N DAYTON ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
silver & white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
12 year old Rocky Mountain, XT running gear, XT tubeless wheelset, Chris King blue headset, Fox RLC 130mm front shocks, Easton carbon bars, maxxis tires, great condition except missing seatpost clamp.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
locked in garage since May 2016
Incident Description: 
Mountain bike was stolen out of garage that backs onto alley this afternoon at about 3:20pm. Neighbor down the road saw the guy, got a pic from behind as he headed down the alley and she then called the cops. The 1/2" braided steel cable was cut, not the lock. We are still confused as to how he got access to garage as door was closed maybe the auto door's radio frequency has been skimmed?!? Just wanted to mention this if others have had similar situation.

Road master R4046WMHDS

Location

Wicker Park
2006 Schiller St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
038675078031
Size: 
26M
Color: 
Granite peak-black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Black and gray color. 26" Roadmaster mountain.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked in front of Ann Prisker School for school hours.
Incident Description: 
Outside rack Ann Prisker School was stolen, yesterday January 24 probably in school hours.

Gama Urban Cruiser

Location

Freshii
1164 W Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26
Color: 
Flamingo Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Flamingo pink cruiser bike with brown leather seat and handles, and a dog basket on the front.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
Three minutes.
Incident Description: 
I had unlocked my bike and the thief took it from me.

Trek 4300 Disc

Location

Chicago Cultural Center
Randolph between Wabash and Michigan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU048C3318
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black and Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old- black and orange with disc brakes and plastic rear fender

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked to Chicago bike rack on Randolph between Michigan Ave and Wabash in front of the Chicago Cultural Center.

Trek 7.1

Location

2319 W Haddon Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu242c4230k
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
teal with dark green duct tape with happy trees and hedgehog
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike is a teal Trek hybrid 7.1 bike wrapped in dark green duct tape with trees and happy little hedgehogs. Written on one side of the duct tape in teal nail polish is the word "krispy." It has a large front rack on it. It had a purple nephrology nursing bag on the front rack when it was stolen. I have better photos, but I can't seem to find any of them right now. :(

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Left at 10:30am. Door was locked. At 4pm, door was wide open and bike was gone.

Schwinn Meridian Tricycle (Maroon/Scarlet)

Location

Albany Park
4207 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
SNMNG15D27394
Size: 
Very large!
Color: 
Red/scarlet
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A scarlet tricyle (three wheeled with a large basket in the back and a smaller one in the front). Very big and bulky- there were leather straps woven into the front basket and a scarlet pillow in the back.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Hour
Incident Description: 
Locked outside the Albany Park villiage discount- we were inside for about 1 hr, came out and the bike was missing.

Shwinn Rocket 2 - 2015

Location

Humboldt Park
2841 W Cortez St #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
CM14M528300
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Slate
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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 metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
1week
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at the porch steel. They cut the steel and took the bike.

Trek 7200

Location

Edgewater
5826 North Wayne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
51cm / 20 in
Color: 
silver with red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Came and entered basement of our 4-unit building where all of our bikes are stored and mine was gone. Last time I had seen it was 12/18 in the afternoon.

Fuji Royale

Location

2407 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Tall - 62cm
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old ten speed frame converted to a single speed bike. Straight handlebars with black grips. New Retrospec Mantra wheels with black rims.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Gray Fuji Royale single speed bicycle was stolen from the apartment complex sometime between Tuesday morning (1/10) and Wednesday evening (1/11). There is an area at the bottom of a stairwell where tenants store their bikes. The front wheel was locked to the frame, though the bike was not locked to any thing structural. The building is locked 24/7, though there is access through a keypad.

2014 Fuji Tahoe 1.3 650b

Location

palmer sqr
2151 N Humboldt BLVD Atp.A
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
a5008m01
Size: 
19
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition . Pedals change for shimano xt

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 mounths
Incident Description: 
Bike was stollen from my apartment , Somebody walked in to my apartment and stol it from my basemant.

2003 Cannodale Caad 5

Location

205 N. Delaplaine Rd.
Riverside , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
52
Color: 
White with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, black and white bar tape, has a cyclists name on the top tube (mine), flat metal petals.

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?: 
NA
Incident Description: 
Police report filed, but no number right now. Our garbage cans were left out at extra day and someone used them to get back to our garage where they picked the back lock and pulled out the bike and loose change from my car.

Jamis Commuter 1

Location

1106 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bell on handlebars, gray rear rack, newer aluminum swept-back handlebars, brown non-original seat. Attached pic is generic model, not my exact bike. Purchased from BFF Bikes a few years ago. http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/assets/17_commuter1stepover_wh.jpg

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?: 
Always kept there when not riding
Incident Description: 
Bike was in enclosed, detached garage

Panasonic 800

Location

1106 N. Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Don't know
Size: 
Don't know
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, heavily customized. Reflective tape in stripe pattern, Aluminum Soma Sparrow handlebars, Black rubber Oury grips, single speed w/ freewheel, black fenders, bell, Bontrager tires. The attached picture is before the modifications, but with the reflective tape. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4062/4450776417_a462b68f3e_o.jpg

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Kept there always when not riding
Incident Description: 
Garage was either broken into, or door was not closed properly

Giant

Location

1928 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black mountain bike

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?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen out of condo building garage.

Trek 7.3 FX

Location

1925 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20" Standard diamond frame
Color: 
Silver/metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bought in 2012, but still in great condition. One of the crank arms is black and the other is silver. Bontrager saddle and wheels. Shimano drivetrain.

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?: 
The bike was hanging from two hooks on the ceiling of our back stairwell.
Incident Description: 
The bike was was stolen from our back stairwell on the top floor. It was hanging on two ceiling hooks of the 3rd floor.

Giant Escape 1

Location

Home
1830 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was like new- just purchased this summer. It had a back turn signal blinker installed shaped like a red diamond. It has slight scratches to the frame but in great condition.

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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Our garage door opened on its own and someone came in and took the bike. We are not sure how the garage door was opened. No other items were taken.