Recent Reports

Schwinn Tourist

Location

Best Buy
5425 W Touhy
Skokie , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a black water bottle holder, front and rear lights, right handlebar was semi ripped, had a combination lock on, Seat cover, item holder up front with two zip pockets. Inside that holder had a chain tool and some old receipts. One tire was changed out with a presto valve.

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?: 
Few hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at my job outside. I went out to go on lunch and its completely missing. There is no trace of it ever being there. I reviewed in store footage but couldn't see anything.

Specialized

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art
Pearson & Mies van der Rohe Way
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
6 months old

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?: 
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

Bianchi San Jose

Location

Green Bianchi San Jose/White Peugeot
W Ohio St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Forest Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green tape around top tube, knog brand stickers on downtube and headpost.

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?: 
Was left unlocked after 3am. Gone by 9am.
Incident Description: 
This was one of two bikes stolen overnight. Typically lock bikes to 2nd floor porch guardrail, but forgot to do so that night. Bikes are visible from the alley.

Fuji Cyclocross

Location

Xsport Fitness
230 West North Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD186L0294K
Color: 
Red & Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red handlebars, black frame. Good condition.

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?: 
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?: 
1 Hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked inside the entrance of a garage, right outside the main entrance of XSport Fitness in Lincoln Park. I was in the gym for an hour and when I left it was gone.

Bianchi

Location

Whole Foods
1640 Chicago Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK828711L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
rear fender, silver crest in the front, all black otherwise, rear and front lights

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 5 mins

specialized

Location

two flat
1347 W Grand Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
above average condition for 6 years old. Cell phone mount on handlebars. Rear wheel fender. front wheel black, rear wheel silver (original factory). kryptonite lock mounted to mid section of 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 6 hours
Incident Description: 
I typically keep my bike inside overnight. Upon returning home from work, I was distracted and left it on my front porch. The next morning it had been taken, front gate left open.

Trek Calypso

Location

Logan Square
Medill Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
black, white hawaiian flower detail detail, brown seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Seen a lot of use, scuffs on gear shifter, paint worn off on lower beam of main body, scuffs on fenders. Seat worn through and wrapped with bandanas (white with black star print). Leather handlebar grips not on bike, just black rubber grips. Aftermarket black rims with quick release on rear hub. Slime innertubes (green air inlet). Aftermarket black rear rack. Aftermarket black wire front basket (detachable). Bell, and both front and rear Cat Eye lights. Was accompanied by a Kryptonite heavy duty chain and padlock.

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?: 
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?: 
Was in the back seat/trunk of my car when my car was stolen.
Incident Description: 
My bike was in the back seat/trunk of my 91 Honda Civic Wagon. I hadn't brought it in that night because it was raining. It was parked on our property's dedicated parking space behind our house, next to a small garage. The next morning the car was gone, including the bike and all other contents. The only evidence left was some damage to the garage door, showing attempted forced entry.

Jamis Explorer

Location

Home garage
3759 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Woman's Bike
Color: 
White with Black Font
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow sticker on front bar that says 253 E. Delaware Blue sticker on lower bar above the word Jamis Soft black gel comfort seat

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?: 
N/A
Incident Description: 
Bike was removed from ceiling hooks in garage

Fuji sportif 2.5

Location

Giant restaurant
3209 Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56-58cm
Color: 
Black and Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front tire is a gun metal and black Easton rim. Back tire is a Vera sport rim with green detail. Minor wear on right handle bar from a fall, lock holder on inner frame for lock.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8hrs or less
Incident Description: 
I locked the back in the back of the restaurants yard. The restaurant is located in Logan square off of Armitage and kedzie Blvd.

Mongoose Hotshot

Location

Little Village House off 26th
2543 S Springfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Mongoose Hotshot
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
Orange and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newly purchased, the all black Mongoose Hotshot had orange lettering and an orange lever for the bike seat adjustment.

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One day
Incident Description: 
Newly purchased Mongoose hot shot was removed from a locked gate yard after 8:30 AM Tuesday.

Motobecane Mirage Sport

Location

5815 N Sheridan
5815 N Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 / 51
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but in the very good condition.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
It was my girlfriend's bicycle locked to the pipe in the storage room. It seems like an inside job.

Trek 1500

Location

University of Illinois Chicago
851 Morgan St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GT00 18803 - 7318
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
White with blue and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had brand new tires with reflectors. Custom seat. Pedals that use shoes that clip into them. It had a mileage tracker clipped on that does not work.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left 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?: 
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?: 
An hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen on University of Illinois campus locked in view of students. It was broad daylight and he had tools with him to cut the lock. Security cameras caught the incident. The teacher of the class and the entire classroom saw the incident. The person who stole it was African American, overweight with an orange hoodie. Report filed with the university.

Marin Larkspur 05

Location

Jefferson Park
5048 N Mango Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C515MSE025
Size: 
20.5"
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good condition, rack in back with bush wacker carry bags on side, attachment to seat for tag-a-long bike.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
unlawful entry into garage and stole the bike

Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike

Location

Lincoln just south of Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
Part Number: 741360639348
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Black with white and black camo bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Harmonized Code: 8712.00.2500 Hack Merchant Id: ATVPDKIKX0DER Part Number: 741360639348 Brand Code: PUSGM Model: Jul-Black-XL Catalog Number: FPS-176114 Black Pure Fix frame with black wheels, blue cup holder, drop bars with dual brake levers and white and black camo bar tape, rear detachable rain fender, black seat that has a broken nub wrapped in white athletic tape under the seat bag.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Went into my work building to grab keys (I'm a dog walker, needed keys for dogs' homes). My co-workers and I all leave our bikes out front when we go in to grab keys. When I came out, only my bike was stolen.

Schwinn GTX 3

Location

Apartment
518 W Deming Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
16C26843
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Purchased last week (4/2). There is a U Lock mount on the vertical shaft of the frame below the seat.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Week
Incident Description: 
Used the bike daily. Last used on 4/9 and was seen locked up at 9:00 PM. Woke up the morning of 4/10 at 5:30 AM and the bike was gone. I had a cable lock going through both wheels and a U lock attaching frame to the bike rack. The U lock was found snipped and left at the scene.

Masi CXGR (2015)

Location

Sidewalk in front of Treasure Island grocery
1639 N Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
46W4T00230
Size: 
53CM
Color: 
Alternating grey and bronze.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cyclocross. Good condition. Has (had?) a pannier rack, ulock mount, wireless speedometer mount, bike light mount, and a bell on handlebars.

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 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?: 
approx. 2hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked to rack in front of Treasure Island grocery at 1639 N Wells St, just north of North Ave. Locked with a kryptonite cable, along with two other bikes in high pedestrian traffic area, due to not having u-lock key with me. Cable was cut. My bike was sandwiched between the two other bikes. Outside bike was left, not stolen. And inside bike did have ulock through frame to bike rack, and was not stolen.

Americano - Courier Series - single speed road bike

Location

West Garfield park
Adams & Hamlin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White and green. Has a green seat, black handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty used. Distinguishing marks: bright green seat. There is a sticker on the main frame from Moody Bible Institute. It might be kind of rubbed off but is an easily distinguishable purple sticker. There is a rack on the back wheel. It used to hold a white milk crate. (The thieves were kind enough to leave that) Handle bars are tape black. Not a very good job. The pedals are black as well. The picture is of the model, I do not have a picture of the bicycle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4-7 hours
Incident Description: 
Car was broken into that had the bike. Location was West Garfield Park. Near Adams and Hamlin

Gary Fisher triathalon bike

Location

Sarah Mcnamara
1841
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Womens
Color: 
Gray & maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gary Fisher in white in the side

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?: 
45 mins
Incident Description: 
Locked up my bike at 8:45am.

Fuji Sportif 1.5

Location

Lakeview Athletic Club
4232 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD12OL0424H
Size: 
49
Color: 
Black with red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition

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 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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Fuji Sportif 1.5 was u-locked to orange All-City Macho Man - and both were cable locked to bike rack in front of Lakeview Athletic Club. Busy street but no one saw anything. No merchants have video. 30 minute window.

All-City Macho Man Disc

Location

3212
N. Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M1406197
Size: 
55"
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange steel framed bike is perfect condition, leather Brooks saddle and disc brakes.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
35 Minutes
Incident Description: 
All-City Macho Man (orange 55cm) was locked to Fuji Sportif (u-locked) - and both were cable locked to bike rack in front of Lakeview Athletic Club at 3212 N. Broadway. Street was busy with pedestrians and traffic. Theft took place between 3:35 and 4:10. No video from any of the merchants - nor did they report seeing anything.