Recent Reports

Trek 7.3 FX WSD

Location

FFC Old Town
1235 N LaSalle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White with teal accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2-3 years old, great condition. Had a black water bottle holder and a black bag carrier over the back wheel.

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?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from the front of FFC in Old Town.

Trek 7.2 FX WSD

Location

111 N. Canal St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU098C0151K
Color: 
Dark grey with small pink accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 years old, great condition. Light pink water bottle holder. Silicone lights on front where basket usually is and red one under the seat. Light sabre-looking lights on the wheels where you would pump air into them. White paper sticker at the center front of the bike with a number on it from a Triathon I did. Purple bike helmet was also stolen. Stolen right outside 111 N. Canal St. within an hour if it being locked up.

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
I teach a 45 minute fitness class at the 111 N. Canal St. location and have never questioned the safety of my bike. There are men valeting cars steps from where the bike rack is, whom know me, and there are always several bikes on the rack. It would be safe to guess that whoever stole my bike was watching and waiting for the valet men to step away briefly.

Nishiki Tamarack

Location

Humboldt Park
3413 W Hirsch
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
18
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is about 2 years old but only ridden this summer. It has a black milk crate attached to the back. Red bungees. Water bottle holder with yellow details. Both peddle edges are broken.

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?: 
Everyday
Incident Description: 
I did some yard work and moved my bikes Saturday afternoon to rake up some leaves. I forgot to lock them both back up and just put the u-Locks in the milk crates attacheed to the back when I leaned them back up to the inside of our fence where we normally keep them. I didn't notice that they were not locked so we just left them there. I saw them still there Sunday evening. On Monday morning when we were about to leave for work my bike was missing the others bike was still there but not locked. I assume since my bike was closest to the gate some saw it walking by in the middle of the night and took the opportunity.

Motobecane Fixie Record

Location

3113 N Seminary Stairs
3113 N Seminary, 2F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
54
Color: 
Yellow with carbon fiber fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, stolen right after she was built (by me). Yellow with two brakes drop down style bars and a carbon fork. Reversible cog on rear that is currently set to fixed. Something is loose in the headset so if you tap it on the ground it will vibrate.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
Front of building in residential 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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike gone lock left opened

Trek 7.5X

Location

1712 W Julian St #1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GN004565
Color: 
Gray and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. It has 2 water bottle holders. If not peeled off, there will be sticker(s) that either say "2020" "LPW" or "2020 LPW"

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from 3-unit, 3-car garage. Neighbor left back door unlocked, allowing entry into garage and unlocked bike. The bike stealer had to jump a fence to get to the area that had door unlocked.

Specialized dolce

Location

Home
3717 n Ashland Ave unit 1N
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/white/bright green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black frame with white and green accents. Clip in pedals. Pink handlebar wraps and water bottle cages.

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?: 
Secured in garage overnight, bike not locked
Incident Description: 
bicycle taken from secured garage sometime after 9:00am on Friday, October 28

Momentum F220

Location

Water Tower Place
E Pearson Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Grey frame, blue tubes.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Quite good. Big "MOMENTUM" logo on the two sides of the frame.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Was shopping, and come back found the bike was stolen. I actually have two locks, for front wheel and rear wheel.

Torker Graduate

Location

Garage
1058 N Wolcott Avenue #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
ISBS11D16927G7D88-1
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Deep Copper
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good shape. Stolen with utility rack on the back. Bike has internal bhub brakes and internal gear shift.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
NA
Incident Description: 
I was cleaning my garage and left the space for 1 minute to fill my water bucket. Came back to find my bike gone and a Schwinn mountain bike left behind.

Raleigh Professional

Location

420 condo
420 W Ontario
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
~26
Color: 
Gold brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1974 road bike in great condition, blue utility pack under seat, computer on handlebar

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?: 
Not locked 1.5 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was noticed missing after several move outs from the building. Bike storage is in common area of secure building near elevator. Another bicycle was stolen from 4th floor around same time.

2014 Trek 8.6 DS

Location

Irving Park
4100 N Hamlin Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU098C6594H
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Black with Royal Blue Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is 21" size. 35cc tires. Royal blue bottle cage. SKS front and rear fenders.

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?: 
Not locked.

TREK Mamba 29er

Location

1627 N Mozart St, Unit 1N
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU110C6107G
Size: 
23
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition (large) 23" frame with added Bontrager handlebar ends, plastic Bontrager water bottle holder and Straitline platform 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Was in locked secured storage area. Went missing within last day or 2 since the last time I saw it.
Incident Description: 
This bike was in a (presumably) very secured locked storage area in the rear of the building. It is only accessible by people in the building, and there was no sign of break in the back door. It is fishy to say the least. Was last seen within the last couple days, Monday Oct 24th I believe was the last I checked on it.

Specialized M Vita Comp

Location

Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WUB092027797E
Size: 
Women's Small-Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly older model. Used for several years, but in very good condition. White seat. Brand new black and dark gray handlebars with black grips.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I bike to work (Roosevelt University) several days a week and always park my bike on the bike racks right out in front of the building on 430 S Michigan Avenue. I lock my bike through both wheels and the frame with a cable combination lock. I have been doing this for a little over a year and have never had or imagined I would have an issue with having it parked there during the daytime and on such a busy public street. I park my bike there from about 9 am to 5 pm and I always check on it during my lunch break (around 1 pm). My bike was still there at 1 pm the day it was stolen, so it had to taken between 1 and 5 pm. The bike and lock were both missing when I came out to get it around 5 pm.

Yuba Boda Boda Cargo Bike

Location

2730 N. Wayne Ave Apt 2F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New. Front Brown Basket. White Tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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 days

Giant Defy 2 (2011)

Location

Hannette Staack
2332 W Superior St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GU0G5807
Size: 
Men's M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was brand new, all original, with Shimano shifters. It had very few scratches. Predominantly black.

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into my garage building and stole the bike. I can't tell exactly what day and time, because I was out of town, but when I came back from the trip, the bike was gone. It was Giant Defy 2 predominantly black with the Words in yellow and white.

Trek Navigator T200

Location

Taylor St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition. Slight tear at the front of the saddle. On the top of the front stem, written in a circle, it says: "All work and no play is no fun at"

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
I bike commute with my son to his daycare. Two times a week I lock the bike overnight (Monday and Wednesday nights). I arrived Tuesday morning and found the bike missing from a covered plaza on the UIC campus.

Nishiki 1978 Blue Road Bike straight handle bars

Location

Joanna Werner
2019 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Trek Beach Cruiser
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1978 Blue Men's Nishiki Road bike, vintage, straight handle bars minimal rust

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 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?: 
2.5 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen between the hrs of 11pm and 6am off our back deck. Deck faces alley, we live on the third floor. The bike was u chained to deck. The rail was broken to remove bike and lock.

2010 Trek 7.2 FX WSD - Aegean Blue

Location

Clybourn Metra Station
1641 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU081C1441F
Size: 
19"
Color: 
Aegean Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Minimal wear. The bike had a multi-speed torch headlight and back light (maybe Cyglolite?).

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?: 
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?: 
30 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at the Clybourn Metra stop and gone once I returned. It appears that it was someone with experience as only the rubber part over the lock and one metal piece of the U-lock was left at the scene.

Cypress DX Men's small GIA50020413

Location

Barbara and Stephan Cohn
3743 N Kostner Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C54K9915
Size: 
Men small
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased new 2014 like new. Saddle bag and rack on back.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Permanent storage location
Incident Description: 
Garage break in through side door. Locked door

GIA Cypress DX woman 50020522

Location

Barbara and Stephan Cohn House
3743 N Kostner Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C54V2751
Size: 
Woman XS
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased 2014 perfect condition. White with purple design. Saddle bag and bell. Wheel locks.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Permanent storage location
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from locked garage through side entrance along with another bike overnight. Both bikes have wheels locks

Kona Rove AL

Location

Outside Lincoln Park Zoo to the right of main entrance
N. Cannon Drive just south of Fullerton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
H7CZ07560
Size: 
59 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
3 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked along with Raleigh beach bike. Cable was wrapped around both bikes and around bike post. Just to the right of the main entrance of Lincoln Park Zoo. Presumably cable portion of lock cut and lock taken with the bike.