Recent Reports

RECOVERED - Kona Honky Tonk

Location

Chicago and Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
blue with white accent
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
8/28 CSBR received the following email from owner: found the bike on OfferUp and was able to met the seller to recover the bike. verified serial number and the works. police issued a citation to the seller. bike is in solid condition with a rear rack covered in stickers and saddle bag and clipless pedals

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?: 
20 mins
Incident Description: 
bike was in second floor hallway of a locked apartment build for Roughly 20 mins before being noticed missing

Lemond Buenos Aires

Location

Old town
210 W North Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
59cm
Color: 
Orange / black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2006 Lemond Buenos Aires in orange and black

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?: 
2 hours

Surly Crosscheck

Location

Woodlawn Court (Hyde Park)
5224 S. Woodlawn Apt. 1S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a custom made Surly Crosscheck. The frame is solid black. The brakes stand out because they are gold in color.

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?: 
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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
I came back from a walk and my bike was missing. The bike was locked to a bike rack that is inside of a gated, locked apartment complex.

Raleigh Route 3

Location

Polish Triangle
1170 N Milwaukee Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White with black and blue accents, the left rubber on the handle is always pushed a bit off the handle, brand new lights, phone holder on left side, CME Center sticker on center bar, water bottle holder with Jim's Beverly Bike's water bottle, NO kickstand

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was left in garage/basement of my "secured" apartment in the bike storage area. Bike was locked to a pipe. Someone came and cut the lock, took the bike, left an Appalachia Trails peace sign sicker on my helmet, then left the helmet and lock at the scene. The culprit walked past 3 unlocked bikes (all in good or better condition,) and two locked bikes (one u-lock one cable) before getting to mine. There are only three exits and mgmt company does not seem to want to help

Burley Pine Grove

Location

1716 W Leland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2006 Burley Pine Grove all black frame, Shimano 105 shifters and brakes, Velomax Vista wheels, Selle Italia saddle, Ritchey handlebar, stem, and seatpost, and a Cane Creek headset. Has a u-lock holder on the diagonal frame tube and a black wire water bottle holder on the vertical frame tube. The brand and model stickers on the frame tubes were covered in matte black heavy-duty tape. Faded Shimano 105 brand marking on the pedal levers. Scrapes around the handlebar and shifters.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to itself with a red and black small U-lock on the front tire. The wheels were also locked to the frame with Pitlock Locking Skewers. The bike was inside the locked basement of a small condo building, so it was not locked to anything else. At least 3 other bikes were taken at the same time, and 2 of those have been posted on letgo.com/offerup.com per neighbors.

Jamis Renegade Expat

Location

Foster and Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Gray-blue.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Reflective spoke stickers and Monkeylight on front wheel. Black bar tape with gold stars recently applied with hex nut bar end caps. Homemade feedbag. VOTE sticker on seatpost. Rear rack and shorter fenders. Navy Brooks C17S saddle. Gull shaped bottle cage.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Multiple bikes taken from garage. Neighbor reported door was open during the night, but it was closed the next day.

Mercier Kilo WT

Location

Foster and Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
U17J00231
Size: 
62cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tektro RRL brake levers. WTB Rocket seat with white trim. MKS pedals with Velo Orange toe half clips. Continental Speed Ride tires on Alex rims. 20t White Industries freewheel. Carradice SQR seat post bag mount.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Multiple bikes taken from garage. Neighbor reported door was open during the night, but it was closed the next day.

Novara Randonee

Location

Foster and Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U14XU10195
Size: 
XXL
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brown paint over chips on headtube. Horn button by right brake hood. Burley trailer hitch. Tubus Tara front rack. Roswheel panniers, Greenfield kickstand with no foot. White Specialized Oura seat. Pedals with one side flat and one side SPD. Dark fenders with yellow reflective stickers on rear. Many stickers on frame including Big Woods 2020, Uptown, Off Color, Ithaca, bicycle-style skull. *aero bars & bike computer in picture were not on bike 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Multiple bikes taken from garage. Neighbor reported door was open during the night, but it was closed the next day.

Giant Defy 3

Location

Prentice Women's Hospital - Northwestern Campus
Superior
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium Frame
Color: 
Blue & Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, carbon fiber seat post, bag under the seat, fizik handlebar tape

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike was stolen from bike rack outside of Northwestern Hospital during day while at work

Schwinn World Sport

Location

Apartment vestibule
2159 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a road bike, late 80s, or early 90s? But the only original parts/components are the frame and stem. Black cruiser bars with Cinelli bar tape, no grips. Black seatpost, Gatorskin tires

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Sitting, locked to itself in an apartment vestibule. Behind a locked door. Only there for ~12 hours. It had an Abus key lock, one of those flat foldable ones. Locked the front wheel to the frame but the bike as a whole was behind a locked vestibule door
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to itself, front wheel to frame. Sitting behind a locked apartment vestibule door. Lock and bike were noticed missing at 3pm Aug 25. However, bike was present in noted location at 11pm on Aug 24. The door doesn't appear to have been tampered with, latch and key still operate normally.

Fuji Roubaix Pro

Location

Uptown Neighborhood
936 W Margate Terrace
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with rear bike rack and gear bag. Brand new gray bar tape.

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?: 
Over night daily
Incident Description: 
Compromised gate to patio area and took two bikes out of enclosed area onto Margate Terrace around 5:30 am after the rain stopped.

Trek

Location

Home garge
2039 Lincoln Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GS614123
Size: 
26" Wheel
Color: 
Pearl Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear mudguard with flat platform and bungy cords

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: 
Stupidly left the garage door open

Giant Escape 3

Location

Front of hotel
1111 S. Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C3BD5991
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Bike has handlebar extensions. 'Pothole' sticker on top bar near handlebars. Small Cannondale bag attached to the back, along with a bike light.

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?: 
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?: 
5-6 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack on street. Guessing someone cut the lock, took it, the bike and a helmet that was also locked with the bike.

Scott Metrix 20

Location

Andersonville
Argyle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Charcoal with White accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, Cloud 9 Seat, White Wellgo Pedals, River City Bikes Portland, OR sticker at bottom middle shaft, Serapas rechargeable 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Woke up to finding my bike missing from the storage area in my apartment building. No idea how they got in from a buzz to enter building.

Trek 7.1 FX

Location

ESQ
180 n lasalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU085C1912J
Size: 
22.5in
Color: 
Graphite / grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Has red “Presidential Towers” sticker in middle of frame. Has small zipper pocket beneath seat. Has removable small LED red taillight faceted to frame beneath seat.

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?: 
10:15am - 1:15pm
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike in the same exact location I do mostly everyday, right outside my work (ESQ) at 180 N Lasalle. Arrived to work at 10:15am and when I went to leave at 1:15pm bike was missing.

KHS Urban X - 2019

Location

Village Discount
Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
u17G00356
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Large rear bike basket

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 metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with another bike with a cable and u-lock to a tree, they cut the cable and only took one bike.

Specialized CrossTrail - Hydraulic Disc

Location

Plum Market
1233 N Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Dark Blue with White Lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
One water bottle holder. There was a small saddle bag on back.

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?: 
20 minutes
Incident Description: 
Was inside store for 15 minutes and bike was locked outside to bike rack.

Schwann m/ trail way 700c/grey and pink

Location

Sheridan Court Condominiums
722 w Sheridan rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Xds18c33400
Size: 
700cc
Color: 
Pink/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pink and grey looked very new. It is a girls bike so very pink.

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?: 
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?: 
2day
Incident Description: 
Locked bike To tack out side my condo building after coming home from work. Walked out later and it was gone with the lock missing too

2016 Specialized Sirrus 1.0

Location

Andersonville
Carmen Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Matte Black with Blue trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue and black granny seat, rainbow oil slick pedals.

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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
Female thief, white, 5’4, 110 pounds, early 20’s, wore white bandana over face. Jumped 6ft high fence, cased yard, accessed garage, removed from garage through overhead door. Male accomplice, 20’s, white, thin build.

Cannondale Trail 6 Serfas Laddies Saddle E-Gel LSD-100

Location

Alley between Hoyne and Crystal Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black bike with purple and pink in it
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer bike, barely used Great condition Says Cannondale with pink and purple around it Mountain Bike

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was locked up for the weekend when we were out of town - 3 days
Incident Description: 
We came back from being gone for the weekend and the bike was stolen from our back alley in the back of our apartment building where our cars were parked. The locks were sliced in half and the bikes were gone.