Recent Reports

Trek

Location

Home
1656 N St Louis
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black and Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Carbon fiber black and pink frame with pink rubber handles, gatorskin tires and a chain tensioner

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked back door of our building was pried open with a crowbar or similar tool (no deadbolt on back door of building). All bikes in our building were stolen.

Bike4Life

Location

Home
1656 N St Louis
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
8TM09303615
Size: 
59 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old. Carved "MC" into top bar 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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked back door of our building was pried open with a crowbar or similar tool (no deadbolt on back door). All bikes in our building were stolen.

Triax

Location

929 S Aberdeen St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
81841
Color: 
Purple and Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was fairly new, had a phone mount on the front, and had a small pouch at the front of the bike

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two months, it was in a gated passageway
Incident Description: 
I went to grab my bike to bike along the lake and it was missing. I'm guessing it was stolen Aug 22 or 21 because it was there Thursday night

Trek FX2 WSD

Location

1656 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU074C4661M
Size: 
S/M
Color: 
Charcoal gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great quality, only a few years old, had a few scratches on the frame and missing front reflector, also had water bottle holder

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4-5 hours since last ride
Incident Description: 
Our bikes were stolen from a locked back porch storage area some time between midnight and when we noticed at 815am. The bikes were not locked up to anything, but they were inside of a locked building. The thieves broke in through the back door of our building. Both our bikes and our neighbors’ bikes were stolen and our neighbors had locked their tires to the frames so the thieves must have had a vehicle or way to carry the bikes away not ride them away.

Trek FX1

Location

1656 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU027C2552P
Size: 
L/XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great quality, only a few years old, I added a rack to the back and water bottle holder

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4-5 hours since we got back from a bike ride
Incident Description: 
Our bikes were stolen from a locked back porch storage area some time between midnight and when we noticed at 815am. The bikes were not locked up to anything, but they were inside of a locked building. The thieves broke in through the back door of our building. Both our bikes and our neighbors’ bikes were stolen and our neighbors had locked their tires to the frames so the thieves must have had a vehicle or way to carry the bikes away not ride them away.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

650 N Morgan’s St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Medium size male fitness hybrid that is matte black with red and silver trim.

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?: 
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?: 
Several months
Incident Description: 
Two individuals broke into our condo building and then proceeded to enter the garage and steal multiple bikes from the bike rack area including mine.

MOMENTUM STREET LARGE DARK GREY

Location

650 N Morgan St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
K4EK46690
Size: 
LARGE
Color: 
DARK GREY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BRAND NEW- JUST ONE MONTH OLD,

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
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?: 
OVERNIGHT
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen by a woman and an accomplice this morning from condo building. The bike was locked and stored in the parking garage. The woman accessed the front door using a long screwdriver and stole 4 other bikes.

Trek Crossrip Comp

Location

4717 N Winchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU193C407H
Size: 
49
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, new tires, bars, tape. Black frame with bright green accents.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Storage room.
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
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike locked to itself with a folding lock in the laundry room of my apartment building. Only the people in this building have a key to that room. I saw my bike yesterday around 2pm, and it was gone when I went for it this morning around 645a.

Klein Stage race

Location

Home
4755 N Leavitt Street, Apt 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium size - for adults who are 5’1-5’4
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Klein road 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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike stored in deck of residence which is secure - other belongings at this home - I.e. grill, patio furniture, etc.

Trek Hybrid

Location

Montrose and Magnolia - Uptown
Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
22 in frame
Color: 
Black with yellow waterbottle holder
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well used black Trek hybrid with yellow (golden) water bottle holder. Also has kickstand and back rack.

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 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?: 
1 day

Specialized Crosstrail

Location

Lincoln Park Farmers Market
1859-1909 N Stockton Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920546399P
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition. Two bottle holders.

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 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?: 
5 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked right next to a street sign in front of Lincoln Park Farmers Market.

Schwinn Kempo

Location

Sono East Residential Building
840 W Blackhawk St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SNXDS19631700
Size: 
18
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Color, brand new bike, has a water bottle holder and wire + Ulock.

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?: 
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?: 
3-4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen along with the wire and Ulock from within the Bike Room of Sono East residential building. Wire went through the front and rear wheels and locked with a U-Lock. Bike and the lock is missing. Theft has occurred between Aug 14 and Aug 22.

Avalon Comfort Series 7 Speed Aluminum Bike

Location

River Forest
North Avenue
River Forest , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26”
Color: 
Blue and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No bike seat and no back

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?: 
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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the fence leading down my stairs. The bike was locked to the fence with a heavy duty steel link chain. This chain was interlinked through the bike and up through the railing locked by a combination lock. Piece of the lock were on the ground but the bike & chain was gone. The bike had no seat as I take the seat off after every ride. My neighbors were able to get blurry footage of the offender but not enough to be able to identify the theif.

BIANCHI LUNA 1 42cm MATTE BLACK

Location

Caden James
650 N Morgan Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK518823P
Size: 
small
Color: 
matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My brand new bike was stolen from the building I reside in at 650 N Morgan Street. It was parked in a spot designated for bikes and cable locked. The theft took place overnight between 7pm 8/20/2020 and 8am 8/21/2020. My husband saw it the evening of 08/20/2020 around 7pm after he came home from his bike ride. I was recovering from a knee pain. Description of the bike: Bianchi Luna 42cm in matte black color with green Bianchi letters over it. Purchased date: 06/13/2020 from BFF bikes. I have a proof of the receipt and photos of the bike from our recent bike rides. Suspect: Smaller black lady with fuller body based on the building video footages. The building is 6-floor building with total of about 25 units total with secured doors and surveillance cameras around. This is not her first time breaking into our building and stealing things. She has taken our mails previously from our mail room and now my bike.

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?: 
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?: 
Bike is always locked in this location. It was stolen from a garage spot intended for residents' bikes.
Incident Description: 
Based on the surveillance cameras, the suspect broke into our building through the main entrance at 5:15am in the morning. Went to garage where all bikes are parked and picked my bike. No other bikes were stolen.

80's Schwinn

Location

Pilsen
932 W 19th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black frame with aqua blue handle wraps
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There's a small dent in the top tube of the frame, seat is ripped on the side and so is the handle wrap

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One night

Cannondale CAADX

Location

From home
5125 S Kenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Silver with Red handles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Also has a red waterbottle holder

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day

GT Traffic 1.0

Location

The gold coast
1 E Scott St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CM16F517400
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Dark brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good to fair condition. Bought it in 2017. Has a bell and a rack on the back. Wheels have fenders.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Afternoon and night
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike to street sign around noon on 8/19. When I went to get it the next day around 9am, it was gone. This is where I lock it everyday.

MAR FAIRFAX SC3

Location

2921
sheffield
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
091730494
Size: 
XS adult
Color: 
navy blue, redish-orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, slick wheels, back rack, no kickstand, straight handle bars with a little bit of fraying on the ends from falls

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 street sign.

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?: 
12hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at 7pm, Aug 19th to a large parking sign pole bolted to the ground. At 9am, Aug 20, I found the pole had been unbolted and left on the ground. It's possible it was taken in a truck/van/car because the ulock was locked around the wheel and frame. I assume it was stolen after midnight because the bars are open until then and there is a lot of foot traffic.

Trek FX 2

Location

Schiller and Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU064C3925P
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 months old... its matte black and has a black water bottle holder... there is a small sticker that says "Village cycle center" which is where I purchased it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike where I do every day around the corner from my work, in a busy area. The bike had been taken and the lock was fully intact. I have special silver locks on from a brand called pinheads, which is supposed to make it nearly impossible for someone to steal it.

Sirrus Sport

Location

5934 1/2 North Paulina 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC92O269457N
Color: 
slate
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
wrack on back,

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
It had been stored there several times over the course of the last 4 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to itself using a new U-lock and cable and was stored in the mail vestibule of a secured apartment building. The lockbox for the mailroom was found open and the key missing. My bike was missing. I had last seen it the afternoon before when I entered my apartment for the evening.