Recent Reports

Trek 7.2 FX WSD

Location

Marina City
300 N State St. #5604
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTV311C1193k
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Trek 2016 bike, blue pedals, white crate/basket on the back, step-through frame.

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?: 
1 night

Fuji

Location

Apartment building
near corner of N Fairfield and Logan Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dark grey Fuji. Only lightly used. Has a large-ish kickstand and a black water bottle holder on down tube. Most distinguishing features would be a few scratches on the top tube and the head tube caused from placing the lock there.

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?: 
It has been parked here consistently for a year.
Incident Description: 
My grey 2015 Fuji hybrid is kept in our basement storage unit of our apartment building. The storage unit remains locked at all times and we go in and out of it often. Entrances into the building are also locked. The main door has two doors that must be unlocked with key to enter. Sometime between Monday, August 7, 2017 and Wednesday August 9, 2017, someone living in the building (of which there are only four units), someone who knows someone living in the building, or someone who was simply let in by ringing someone's door bell went into the basement, jimmied open the door and took it.

Viscount Grand Touring

Location

Corner of California and Armitage
2755 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is a 1973 model of the grand touring after the front fork recall. The front forks bend out at the end and are half chrome half painted. The handle bars have a foam covering and the gear shifters are in the center of the handle bars on the down stem. The main distinguishing feature is the fur seat.

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?: 
3 Hours

Trek FX 3

Location

1425 N ASHLAND AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black (Glossy)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Bought in late May.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike and lock stolen from second floor balcony

Trek Zektor 3 2017

Location

North Avenue and Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU126C6703L
Size: 
56" frame
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small black "wedge pack" under the seat. There was a mounted water bottle holder (light green) on the vertical bar of the inner frame. Also a U-Lock holster underneath the uppermost horizontal frame. There was also a Bike computer holster (without the bike computer on the left side of the handlebars, and a safety light mount on the right side of the handlebars. The seat was black and was designed with a small wide opening in the middle of it for comfort.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
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 (mainly at night, I ride it to work every day)
Incident Description: 
I left Sunday night and my bike was there. Today (August 8) I was informed by another resident in my building that his bike was stolen. I went and checked and so was mine

2013 Surly Cross Check

Location

Residence
2933 N Kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Hospital Foam Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black handle bars and accents. Awesome 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Kept it there past few years
Incident Description: 
Air bnb guests left back door to building wide open for undetermined amount of time. bike was kept unlocked in storage room in basement. Realized it was stolen when we got home to the. Back door wide open

2016 Kona Honky Tonk

Location

3211 W Le Moyne St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
S1607C7869
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition only 1.5 years old. faded Green Lantern sticker on top tube. Comrade Cycles sticker on seat tube near crank. Custom interrupter break levers installed near top of stem. front and rear 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was left unlocked in a secure apartment building
Incident Description: 
bike was left in hallway of secure apartment building at 4am. at 8am the bike was missing. other bikes left untouched.

Raleigh Redux 1

Location

Other Brothers Coffee
Sherman & Grove
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U15XK07014
Size: 
Medium size
Color: 
All black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All of the chains are rusted, as well as any major bolts. There is a bike light screwed onto the back pole of the seat with a yellow switch that has 4 options or so. There is also a reflector on the front handlebars.

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked outside Other Brothers Coffee in downtown Evanston. I woke up to pick it up but it was no longer there. IMPORTANT: I think I spotted my stolen bike at the corner of Sherman and Davis locked with a large oval yellow lock.

Aventon

Location

North and Talman
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ACDB1000099
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint Condition. White tape on bullhorn bars. White wheels and black tires.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
Stolen from the apartment

Masi Riser

Location

Talman & North Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
39W4V00013
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Bright Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint Condition. Neon orange handle bar tape on upright bars. Black wheels and black tires. blue floral bell on right side.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than a day
Incident Description: 
bikes taken from within our house

Specialized

Location

Rogers Park gangway
6639 Greenview Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Really Big
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's an extra large Specialized Road Bike, a dark green color, it had a bright pink bell on it, but that's probably not on it any more. I got it second hand so I'm unsure of the date and make of the model. The picture I attached isn't a picture of my bike, but it's the same color, make and brand.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
It was next to my apartment building, not locked to anything. The front gate and back gate are usually locked, but there was a man doing repairs who apparently had them both open. It was stolen while I was at work.

Raleigh Pursuit 12 speed

Location

Amc Theater
122 E Ohio st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
approx 56 cm
Color: 
Black with Gold accents/writing/brake cords
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bicycle but overall good quality. Raleigh emblem on front of frame, little rust, older tires.

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?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike to a cemented bike rack on a busy street a block from Michigan Ave. Came back 2 hours later and the bike was gone along with the lock.

Terry Gambit

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48? v small
Color: 
yellow and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Complete build, green handle bar tape, black headset. yellow reflective stickers all over

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?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 frames and this complete bike were taken from the basement of our house..

Schwinn Gateway

Location

5480 S Hyde Park Blvd Apt 3D
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has a large bell with branding from a 2015 ACRL conference. No other distinguishing marks.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About a month
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen sometime between the evening of Wednesday, August 2, 2017 and Sunday, August 6, 2017 from the bike room in my apartment building at 5480 S Hyde Park Blvd. The bike was locked to a rack in the bike room (using a combination cable lock looped through the frame and front wheel), and had 2 kids' bikes locked to it (with a cable looped through the two frames). The combination cable lock was cut near the locking mechanism and left on the rack, still attached to the 2 kids' bikes. I had previously reported the possible theft of other bikes from the bike room to our management company (Mac Properties) on July 28, 2017.

SCHWINN Meridian Adult Tricycle

Location

Home
2400 West Haddon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Dark Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new adult tricycle dark silver with black told down wire basket in the back. SCHWINN Meridian 26" tires.

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: 
When my brother returned from being out he noticed the garage door open and the bike was gone.

Parts theft: van tuyl

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
690 A23
Size: 
58
Color: 
red with black and chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
primax headset needle bearing headset, italian bottom bracket.

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?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 frames and 1 complete bike taken from basement...

Parts theft: Gazelle Champion mondial

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
3216415
Size: 
58
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Beautiful AA frame hand build dutch bike from 1978 (my farewell from my home country..) has a campagnolo sticker (decal).

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?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 frames and 1 complete bike were stolen from basement (picture is similar but not the bike itself)

Holdsworth Record

Location

21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
001777
Size: 
58
Color: 
silver/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
(very) old steel bike not many around

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
last seen friday noticed missing sunday morning
Incident Description: 
3 bike frames and 1 complete bike were stolen from my basement

Fuji Crosstown 1.0

Location

1425 W Pratt Blvd, Apt 2W
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Loyola and Tulane Bike permits on the frame
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A little rusted in the gears, with a heavy duty Kryptonite chain wrapped around the seat/frame.

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?: 
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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
The front wheel of the bike was removed to free the bike from the lock and frame. The bike was locked to a bike rack within a gated back porch of a condo building. 2-3 other bikes from the condo were also stolen, and another bike had its wheel removed.

Fuji

Location

5600 N Rockwell St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue and Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in decent condition. It's a bit on the older side and had a few splatters of white paint on it. It has a race timer on the left handlebar.

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: 
Bike was locked in a storage type area in the basement of my apartment building. The basement can only be opened from outside of the building. I last saw it at about 11:30pm Thursday night or 12am Friday morning. It could have been taken anytime between then and August 6th and 5pm