Recent Reports

Franklin Transit I

Location

2925 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
011713957
Size: 
53CM
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively new, good condition, reflectors broken off the pedals

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 street sign.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I believe the person removed the crews at the base of the street sign and then lifted the pole up and slid my bike off

Constantine fixed gear 2015

Location

UIC East Dormitory
700 S Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
sliver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
left bar tape is damaged, and frame label paint is slightly damaged.

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?: 
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?: 
less than a month

Specialized

Location

Gated courtyard
5307 s ellis ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large enough for a 6 foot tall man
Color: 
Silver/Grey and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle has a "Village Cycle Center" Sticker at the base of the bike, near the gears. Additionally, the bicycle has a cupholder, and an attached headlight, taillight, and locking aparatus

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?: 
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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from a locked courtyard, while it was locked to a bicycle rack.

Schwinn

Location

Residence
4614 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver/Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pinhead locks on wheels and seat, brand new Selle seat, wear marks/rust on handlebars from lock placement

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?: 
18 hours

Fuji Supreme 3.0 Le Women’s Road Bike 2014

Location

W Cullom Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black saddle (not original white), white handlebar tape, blue & green detailing on fork and body, 2 bottle cages (I think tacz), fitted with cat-eye computer, possible sticker evidence on top tube from triathlon racing

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?: 
all year
Incident Description: 
My car was broken into on the street sometime early on Monday 9/17. Thief took the garage opener from the car, went around to the garage, opened it with the clicker, and stole my bike and a set of golf clubs. Garage was locked securely, so locking the bike had not been a concern.

Georgina Terry Symmetry

Location

Grandville and Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small women's
Color: 
Seafoam green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Clean, well maintained 80s frame. The bike has 2 different size wheels, 26" back wheel, 24" front wheel. Gooseneck handle bars, suicide shifters. Green handle 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Few hours
Incident Description: 
I made poor drunk decisions and left my bike leaning along a fence while on the phone. I got disoriented in the neighborhood (I just moved to the) and when I went back for it it was gone.

Cannondale RT 1000 TANDEM

Location

Hyde Park
5321 S Maryland Fl 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Tandem
Size: 
Large in the front, small in the back
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older model with Cantilever Brake

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 month
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my backyard. They removed the U-lock, I'm assuming they cut it because it's gone too.

SE Monterey 2.0

Location

Millennium Park, just south of Crown Fountain
Monroe and Michigan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
wbd081L033m
Size: 
women's
Color: 
white/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
pretty good condition. some minor marks on 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?: 
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?: 
at most 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen daytime (between 8:00am and 4:30pm) from where it was locked in Millennium Park just south of Crown Fountain. Bike was locked through front wheel and frame to bike rack with a newer U-lock with flat key. At 4:30pm bike was gone but lock was still locked to bike rack.

Trek 1.1

Location

Busch Stadium (Gate 6)
700 Clark Ave
St. Louis , MO
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU142C1667F
Size: 
60 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle was the 2011 model year Trek 1.1 (black paint with red accents), and the frame was in relatively good condition (with a few scratches & adhesive residue on the top tube), and had a sticker/decal form the South Florida (Sunrise) bicycle store from which it was purchased. It had recently upgraded with Shimano 105 components (front & read derailleurs, shifters, & brakes) that were in pristine condition and Felt TTR4 wheels (with Felt TTR2 tires) that were in excellent condition. Please note the crank set was not upgraded and was the stock FSA 50-34 compact. Two aluminum (with black rubber coating) bottle cages were installed on seat tube & down tube. In one was a green Gatorade water bottle, in the other was a storage pod (inside of which was a flat tire repair kit and tool set). Attached to the bike were Forte Corsa2 Pedals (which had significant wear), front and rear lights (Bontrager City Bicycle Light set), and a Nashbar saddle bag (inside of which was a multitool, tire lever, $20 bill, and expired Missouri driver's license issued to me, Lucas Wenger.

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?: 
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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a bicycle rack near Gate 6 at Busch Stadium at approximately 5:20pm. It was secured via a Kryptonite cable extension which was run through the front wheel and affixed to the bicycle frame with a Kryptonite Series 2 U-Lock. Upon returning to the bicycle rack at approximately 7:20 pm, the bike was missing and the U-Lock and cable extension (which was cut) were left on the ground near the rack.

Isla Loath

Location

Pilsen
Racine Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
28 inseam, 53.25 height
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new, red Isla Bikes Loath road bike. Black seat and handle bars.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Had been kept in locked garage for 2 years
Incident Description: 
Intruder found set of house keys that were mistakenly left in an accessible area, entered garage, and stole the bike as well as several Dewalt power tools.

Trek 1.2

Location

875
875 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red with white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Paired spoke wheels (dark color spokes)

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage. Not sure how, since garage door was closed when I returned.

Schwinn Paramount

Location

Home
1057 N Marshfield Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
550CLWE
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White bar tape, white/black Fizik saddle, black H+Son Archetype rims, black Shimano 105 (5800)

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?: 
7 days
Incident Description: 
I entered my garage that morning to find my bike and my wife's bike missing. There were no signs of forced entry, as the access door to the garage from the alleyway does not lock. I believe that the thief/thieves hopped over the front gate to the alleyway, then proceeded to the garage and removed the bicycles, then left the same way they came. It is very likely that the thieves knew the garage access door did not lock, so just picked a time that no one was around to enter the premises. My wife's bike is a Workswell WCB-R-081. It is all black, with the word "CONFECTION" on the downtube in black decals. It is a pretty small bike, and also has shimano 105 (5800).

Mongoose Hilltopper

Location

House
1119 Highland Ave.
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1990s Mongoose Hilltopper - has small Brazilian flag sticker on handlebars. Has brackets for attaching child seat and trailbehind.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Left overnight, unlocked along side of house
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unlocked on side of house overnight. Kid's trail-behind was attached, but the thief removed the trail-behind.

80’s vintage Bianchi

Location

833 W Buena
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Women’s medium size
Color: 
Painted green (Celeste)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older frame, spray painted sea foam green, black Brooks saddle, extra vitamins sticker, curved handles with black grip tape

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?: 
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

Pashley Delibike

Location

7064 N Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
22.5 " frame
Color: 
Dark purplish blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Steel front carrier, frame mounted nameplate (blank).

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?: 
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?: 
2 years every day
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from inside a locked gated courtyard of our apartment building with camera surveillance and alley access sometime between 8 am and 8 pm.

1989 Trek 360

Location

Home
4601 N Drake Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
For 5' 8"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle is a blue Trek 360 with stickers and touchup paint all over the frame. New wheels (that do not match) and tires. It has upright bars with black grips on either side. New Selle seat. Bike may have a phone holder on the top tube and a bell with compass on the right side of the bars. It had a U-lock on the frame when it was stolen.

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: 
I keep my bike on a rack on the wall of my garage in Albany Park. I set it up there when I arrived home last night and closed the garage door. I think one of the sensors may have tripped before the door closed entirely, causing it to pop back open.

Specialized Allez

Location

Lakeview Athletic Club
3212 n Boradway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
I wish I knew
Size: 
Want to say it was 56cm
Color: 
White with red/black accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was about 11 years old, decent condition, but in need of minor tune up.The rear air cap is broken so it doesn't fully fasten.Added a red water bottle cage.

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?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
Left my bike outside the Lakeview athletic Club for about a half hour.

6KU

Location

Water Tower
Chicago avenue
Chicago Avenue , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black 6KU. Brown faded stem.

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?: 
8 hours

Single speed navy frame

Location

Lincoln Park
Corner of N Lincoln Ave & W Webster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Dark Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed bike with dark navy blue game with all black Kenda tires (I think) and rims. Black drop bars with vertical break handles attached. Bike lock is a red cable but that may not be found.

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 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?: 
1 Hour

Womens Sirrus Specialized

Location

Cambridge Commons
2323 N Cambridge Ave
Milwaukee , WI
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920079817N
Size: 
Medium frame
Color: 
Matte purple with teal lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bicycle with very few, if any, scratches. Will have two different tires. At time of theft there were front and back light mounts with the lights unattached.

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 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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days