Recent Reports

GT Avalanche

Location

Eye and ear infirmary
1855 W Taylor St,
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has Shimano Deore XT derailleur. Aluminum frame. One small round sticker on the top horizontal bar with the mentioned "I biked"

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?: 
3 hours

Ghost Square Cross 5

Location

Pret A Manger
211 W Adams
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Item #
Size: 
large
Color: 
black and green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new I had locked it and take seat with me, so if recovered it will have no seat or one that likely does not match color, make, etc. May still have the Niche 905 sticker on frame under seat on it as well.

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?: 
Less than 8 hours; during the work day it was taken
Incident Description: 
Stolen from Bike rack at corner of franklin and adam's in front of open restaurant Pret A Manger. My belief is lock was cut or 4-digit combo was hacked.

Cannondale CAAD8 8 Claris

Location

1033 W 14th Place, Unit 236
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GM11202
Size: 
700
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Two water bottle holders. A Ride for Aids tag was affixed under the seat. It also had a purple bike bag under seat.

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?: 
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?: 
2.5 months

Bianchi Volpe

Location

Garage
3424 W Medill Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
wbk746254K
Size: 
55CM
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in great condition, with less than 200miles on it. The saddle is a tan leather, the handle bars are wrapped in a tan gel-foam wrap, and there is a black water bottle holding. There is no kickstand. My U-lock was attached to the bike on the frame near the wheels in a storage position, not appropriately locked.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
The bike was not locked
Incident Description: 
The Bike was left in the garage over the weekend. Last seen on Friday, June 8th at 7am. Upon return to the garage on Monday at 4pm, the bike was gone from the garage. The only other items missing were some wrenchs, and two bike pumps.

Scattante R670

Location

2518 N Willetts Ct
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
IAS0030054
Size: 
51cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
8/10 condition and fully functional with no dents. Jackson parking sticker on top of frame. Reynolds wheels, Forte brand seat, wheel locking skewers and pedals, Blitz brand head and tail lights, Cateye speedometer

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike last seen Friday June 8, 2018 at 5:19pm in locked 2 garage garage behind 2 locked condo doors. Discovered missing at Sunday June 10, 2018 at 6:00pm

Schwinn Chicago (World Tour?)

Location

2627 n mildred ave
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
25" frame I think. Road bike for a 6'3 man
Color: 
Black. Stickers peeling or completely gone.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
May be missing the kickstand, as I think I found it nearby.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
occurred overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was not locked, but was on the porch of a coachouse in the gated, private back yard of the unit.

Bianchi Impulso 50cm black compact 105 2013

Location

550 W briar
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK968631
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day

Trek marlin 5 (2016)

Location

1023 W grace st unit 2E
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU333C0890K
Size: 
probably 17.5"
Color: 
black with orange details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
barely ridden, black pouch under seat (may be removed by thief), likely significant dust on front shocks from being ridden in the desert. Mismatched inner tubes.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
2nd story porch railing was damaged to remove bike. another newer, but less valuable bike locked next to it was left unharmed.

Raleigh Road Bike

Location

2847 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition with a green sticker that says "420 West" right below the handlebars.

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?: 
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?: 
3 weeks

Mongoose Hotshot 700c

Location

47th redline
220 W. 47th St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Black with blue and orange stickers
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New, less than a week old, it's black with blue and orange stickers, a cupholder on handlebars and a tool pouch on seat 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?: 
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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked at 47th redline, left it at noon and came back at 9pm to see it was missing

Specialized Langster Single Speed

Location

PNC Bank
302 W Adams
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small grey light on seat. Changed from fixed gear to single speed. Handle bars worn down on left side. Clip for front light.

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?: 
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?: 
Less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of PNC Bank across from Sears Tower. Front tire was cut and left.

Specialized Allez Sport

Location

932 W Barry ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606050539M
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black and Red with white pedals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition of the bike was brand new. The pedals are white clip in pedals

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?: 
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?: 
1 1/2 months
Incident Description: 
Lock was cut through with a saw. It happened in the middle of the night, so I did not hear or see anything. Garage door was not open, the person who stole the bike must have gotten into the building through the other 2 locked doors at all times.

2018 Trek FX@

Location

Groupon HQ/Echo HQ/Snarfs
N Larrabee St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU079C1455M
Size: 
15
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new 2 weeks old. Low seat. White stick underneath the seat labeled "$07R". All black with blue accent marks

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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left out locked between 7am-4:30pm on July 6 until I returned. Outside of 600 West building on Chicago Ave. Bike stand is right near the fork of N Kingsbury St and N Larrabee St. Seems like the person that stole it matched the combination, as there are only 4 dials #1-6, so it could have been figured out quickly. There are dozens of bikes sitting out among 7-8 racks all next to each other.

Specialized 2013

Location

2660 N Whipple
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XS
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
XS frame, has mini-satchel on the back of the bike, included pedometer, white frame and white handle bars

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was on back patio of a lock building
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen off of my enclosed/locked/fenced in patio.

marin san anselmo

Location

morton grove metra
8501 Lehigh Avenue
Morton Grove , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new bike with orange writing sea blue frame

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
not sure anywhere from 0-8 hours
Incident Description: 
bike stolen from morton grove metra stop bike rack on lincoln ave

Trek FX Fitness Hybrid

Location

Tribune Tower
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU315C2196M
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than two months old. Has a gray/silver kickstand and an orange water bottle holder. TREK symbol in white lettering on frame.

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 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?: 
Around 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked thoroughly on Lower Michigan Ave. under the Tribune Tower in a decently monitored area. Cable lock was cut and left.

Kona Paddywagon

Location

907 W BELLE PLAINE AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Black frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bullhorn handles, one brake lever on left bullhorn/one brake lever on right crossbar, lots of stickers of surf/slackline/coffee companies, a silver contraption to fit a detachable surfrack under the seat, and a rear rack. Also had fenders on front and back wheels.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
1-2 hours
Incident Description: 
Fiancee went to basement where my bike was to do laundry. Bike was never locked because you had to get through a minimum of two locked doors to get into the basement. So she goes to take laundry out of dryer at about 10pm and notices that my bike isn't there and that the first interior door leading to the basement is unlocked and then the door to the outside is wide open. Zero forced entry.

Raleigh Grand Tour

Location

4539 N. Western Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange Raleigh Grand Tour. Missing bits of handlebars and seat due to some hungry squirrels giving it a chew. Bike in attached picture is not stolen bike but it’s twin.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks

2017 TREK FX3

Location

1542 N Hudson Ave, unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU276C6507L
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer, Lights on front and Back, Village Cycle Center Sticker on Frame

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 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?: 
1 Night
Incident Description: 
Woke up this morning to see that the bike was gone along with the lock from my back yard where it was locked to the fence. Brand new bike which makes me think someone stole it intentionally

Specialized AWOL

Location

2nd Floor Apartment Patio
2921 N Halsted St Apt 2R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56 (L)
Color: 
Dark Green Matte Finish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New, Only ridden a few times

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the iron fence on 2nd floor back patio. I was away for the weekend and noticed it was missing when I returned home this afternoon (5/30/2018) around 6pm. The Ulock was through the rear wheel and the fence with a cable lock through the frame and ulock. Cable was cut, unsure how the ulock was defeated.