Recent Reports

Cannondale Silk Path

Location

1415 E. 52nd Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark/Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively worn, scratches in paint on frame, at least two stickers for Patagonia and a climbing, shock suspension rubber torn, red bike speedometer, new chain

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?: 
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?: 
2 months (during winter)
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with two U-locks and two chains through front and back wheels. Chains were left uncut but both locks and bike are missing. The bike rack is right infront of my apartment along with several other bikes.

Lavender Bike with Flower Design on the Frame

Location

5340 South Drexel Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Lavender
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lavender Bike with Flower Design on the Frame The gears are set to 1 and 1

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?: 
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?: 
I locked it at 2:30 pm when I got home from class, I saw it there Wednesday afternoon covered in snow, it was gone Thursday morning when I went outside to ride it to class (9:25 AM)

Giant Contend 1

Location

Chicago
1633 West Pierce Ave. #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GP194960
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old, still in great condition. Had orange "Giant" logo against a Charcoal body color.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Tenant in our condominium left our shared garage open, likely for several hours. Somebody came in, broke a bike rack that the bike was locked to, and stole the bike.

Luna Cycle Fixed Stealth

Location

2901 N. Halsted St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black electric bike by Luna Cycle. Geared hub motor. Battery built into down tube. Black fenders and rear rack. LCD display on left handlebar. Disk brakes.

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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Person gained entry to garage from alley somehow getting in the locked passenger door.

2006 Specialized Allez

Location

Residence Garage
2901 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wud70744403b
Size: 
56 inch
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - tires are gator skin and relatively new. There's some slight damage to the paint on the top bar of the frame. It has two bottle cages, and a small frame bag attached to the top bar at the handles. The top of the brake handles are also scratched up.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Its my residence, so its stored there permanently
Incident Description: 
Mine was the second bike stolen in two nights from a secured condo garage. It seems the thief was able to walk right in through a locked door. We had a locksmith look at the door, and there was nothing with it, so I'm guessing he may have had a key. When the first bike was stolen on Friday night the thief didn't even seem to look around. It was almost like he knew exactly where he was going. He grabbed the bike and left. That bike was not locked. My bike was taken the next night. It was locked to a large, heavy metal shelf. The thief appeared to have a metal grinder, and cut right through the u-lock.

GIANT, Talon 1

Location

Residence - apartment complex owned by Mac Properties
5406 S Maryland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
C2AF3286
Size: 
27.5
Color: 
Red and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
two different pedals: the right pedal is large and completely flat, the left pedal is smaller, with small spikes and orange reflective strips on the sides two different crank arms: the right crank arm is distinctly darker black than the left crank arm the chain is moderately rusted the tires have “KENDA TIRE.com” on them there is a small yellow sticker on the left of the handlebar (near the left brake and gear shift) there is a small yellow sticker on the bottom of the right side of the bike fork/front suspension there is a sticker on the frame that says “Ridgefield Bicycle Company” There is a orange reflective strip immediately under the bike seat was moderately dirty at the time of theft

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?: 
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?: 
Unsure when it was stolen, but I locked it at 6:30 pm on Feb 23 and saw that it was gone at 9:15 on Feb 24. So it was locked for at most 15 hours.
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to the bike rack in the back yard of the apartment complex. The complex backyard itself is fenced and has a gate that is unlocked with a key that all the complex residents have. I locked the bike at 6:30 pm and went outside once at 9:00 pm, so the theft occurred between 9:00 pm and 9:15 am. When I came out at 9:15 am the bike was gone along with the lock, and there was no evidence of it at all. The gate door was propped open, but this is a usual occurrence because workers that store stuff in the apartment complex prop it open. There were multiple people around at the time, but I did not have time to talk to them.

Raleigh Alysa 3

Location

3007 N Albany Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U15XK10249
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Has colorful reflectors on both wheels, a black kickstand

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two weeks or so, on and off
Incident Description: 
The only way someone could've gotten into where it was stored is if one of my neighbors let them in or they had a key there are quite a few unlocked bikes parked there, but mine was the only one stolen.

EVIL Chamois Davis JR

Location

Emmits
495 N Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black single speed with slick Resist Tires. Front tire had a cosmetic gash in it. EVIL insignia all over the bike. Lets Roast Cycles sticker at bottom of 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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours

Cannondale CAADX - 2017

Location

EY Building
155 Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in decent condition. Normal ware and tear, with some paint chips. Nothing too significant though, it worked well.

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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Biked into work, like I do year round, locked it outside my office building. Saw it was still there during a break. Came out a couple hours later and the bike was gone. It was on the street and a high traffic area.

Swobo Logo Grey Frame Bicycle

Location

Stolen bike location is at or around California and Montrose
California and Montrosr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Grey frame, road bike. Frame on the top center has a black plate that has the logo "Swobo" on it. Has black graffiti stickers (if they didn't get peeled off yet) that say Tarck Tuesdays on it. Also has a large Spitfire Skateboards iridescent sticker (looks like a flame with a face on it) on frame, and has a huge front basket attached to handlebars that is silver. Handlebars are standard, black rubber, tires are black. Bike has a main headlight and red light under the seat. Was last seen locked up near California and Irving Park... Please help?

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked to a metal pole on California and Montrose corner, gone when I came out of Burger King after having lunch. Lock, bike, and all.

Canyon Pathlite

Location

Ukranian Village
1005 N Western Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M07701P18K0052
Size: 
Medium (5' 10" rider)
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New - only ridden 5x

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?: 
Stolen from private residence
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into common area of condo building at Western + Augusta. Bike was unlocked inside the common area (which is locked to outside).

2018 Marin San Rafael DS2 (Iron Red)

Location

N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
ABUS Ultra 410 U-Lock attached to stem of bike. Bell on right handle bar. Light scratches. Raleigh seat on bike. Red rear light under the seat on the back of the seat stem.

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?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
Bike was unlocked in 4-car garage inside of a locked condo building. Unsure of how the thief got into the building.

All-city Space Horse

Location

350 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M190127121
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
Cream
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new purchase 2/8/20. Custom assembly at Bike Lane on Milwaukee, Ave, Chicago The frame is a cream All-City Space Horse. 61cm. Brown Brooks bar tape. it currently has a test-ride black Brooks saddle. Black fenders. black rack. https://bikeindex.org/bikes/692170 stolen at 1:15pm outside 350 W. Hubbard Street, 2/12. Update: I filed a police report, a bike messenger is putting out the call in some semi-secret bike messenger network, and I've reached out to local shops.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
According to the doorman at my office building, the thief seemed to be a Hispanic man about 5'5" wearing a red hoodie and a jacket. He walked up, pulled a buzzsaw of some kind out of his messenger bag. Cut the lock in a few second and pedaled away.

Cannondale CAAD8

Location

525 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1510416413
Size: 
54
Color: 
Blue Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue and Orange CAAD 8

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Saturday Feb 8th around 6pm I locked my bicycle in my apartment’s garage. In the morning, Feb 9th 11:00AM, I went down to ride it and found my U-Lock and steel chain lock cut through and my bike had been stolen

Kona Paddy Wagon

Location

Blue line station logan square
logan blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Flat black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition about 6 years old. Road bike/fixed gear. Some scratches and wear and tear. Handle bar tape is falling off at the ends of the bars. There is an "I heart cops" sticker in green on the top tube near the handlebars. There is also a "spread the glove" sticker in black and white on the seat tube by the chain ring. Bmc tires. Although the picture i have uploaded has breaks on the bike, it no longer has breaks i removed them a while ago.

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?: 
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?: 
less than 10 hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike to the bike rack outside of the blue line train station in logan square Chicago 60647. Came to retrieve my bike this morning at about 8 am. and came to find that my lock was cut and left at the scene with no trace of my bike.

Schwinn continental

Location

Apartment/armor school
926 west 32nd place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has flat back tire, seat is ripped and handle grips are so so It has racing handles and is a mens style frame. This bike belonged to my grandfather who bought it new so it has sentimental value over anything else. I am willing to ransom the 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
For a few weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was behind apartment building "locked" (no actual lock just a cable) to a chain link fence Boyfriend left at about 11ish to walk the dog and came back and the bike was gone

Trek 7.2fx

Location

Catalpa Gardens
1122 W Catalpa Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu273c6411g
Size: 
20
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gently used a couple of times. Red and white design on frame of bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with U-lock around the front Frame and cable lock around wheels and frame. Frame and back wheel were stolen. Front wheel and locks were left behind and locked to the bike rack

Performance Weaver 2

Location

2625 N Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike rack on rear has a pair of olive drab saddle bags (a rubberized material).

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?: 
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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked by bike before staying at my girlfriends, it was gone in the morning when I went to bike to work.

1990’s Schwinn Crossfit

Location

Logan Square
Kimball & Schubert
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
55-57cm
Color: 
Black & purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has butterfly handlebars with purple tape, the back derailleur is in a weird spot, it’s got fenders on both wheels, a rack on the back, and a few stickers on the body. Stickers include an Austin Texas sticker, a Plant Shop sticker, and iirc a Matilda sticker

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 months
Incident Description: 
It was there last night at 8pm, but not when I left the house at 12pm today (2/3/2020).

Trek 1.5 (2010 Model)

Location

Home
2946 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU149C1281E
Size: 
56
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 years old but in excellent condition. WHITE FRAME WITH WHITE TAPE WRAPPING ON HANDLEBARS, BLACK SEAT, REAR BLACK POUCH, REAR LIGHT, INNER FRAME BLACK "TRIANGLE" POUCH, CLEAT PEDALS, U-LOCK MOUNTED, SPEED SENSOR, MINI BIKE PUMP ATTACHED. https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2010/trek/15u#/us/en/2010/trek/15u/details

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 -- on rack inside garage but not locked
Incident Description: 
Rear exit door of garage left slightly ajar. Thief entered through this door, removed bike from rack, opened the main garage door, left with bike.