Recent Reports

Raleigh Technium

Location

Logan Square
Fullerton & California
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage Sky Blue Raleigh Technium with original tires and white handle bar wraps.

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?: 
A week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off third story balcony behind apartment sometime between 7/20 and 7/21.

Schwinn Prelude

Location

1616 Hinman Avenue
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
White/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lightly used, SPD pedals, aluminum bottle cage

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Left bike locked to piping on side of building, lock left but bike gone - removed bike stem

Breezer Downtown

Location

Victim's apartment
Bell Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
46-50 inches
Color: 
Light Aqua Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was bought on Craigslist and in good condition. It has a red blinking rear light, a detachable front light made of black plastic. There is a bell on the left handlebar. The seat and both handlebar grips are wrapped brown leather. There are a few black scuffs on the main part of the frame. It is a 8 speed Shimano gear shift. There are matching blue fenders and a back rack which has nothing attached to it.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Last seen July 17 in the evening, noticed it was gone on July 21 at 8am. It's a crapshoot between there.

Trek Hybrid FX 7.2

Location

Mozart
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU073C1626F
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Black Ulock on center pole. Air pump on cross bar. Silver stem sticking out from under the handle bars about 5 inches over the front wheel.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
overnight

GT Outpost Trail

Location

Logan Square Blue Line Station
Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Paint on frame is a little worn down, has a TRANSIT rack on the back, red reflector strapped with wire to back of bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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: 
Happened between 11 AM (when I locked the bike up) and 8 PM (when I came back to retrieve the bike). The bike was locked to a bike rack outside of the Logan Square Blue Line Station.

Novara Buzz

Location

Racine/Wolfram
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
775-745-0031
Size: 
19''
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition, had a red seatpack, orange by the front wheel

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the fence in the front of my house, someone cut the fence to gain access to the bike.

Schwinn (cobalt blue)

Location

Home
4720 N Campbell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Cobalt Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is about 4 years old and not heavily used. In good condition. A quality schwinn road bike with components on the high end of non-racing bikes.

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 year
Incident Description: 
One of two bikes stolen on the same night, the bike was handing on the wall of my garage that is on an alley. I accidentally left the side door open and the bike was stolen.

Focus Mares AX

Location

The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
S5EP00016
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, some dings in the top rail of frame from bike lock scratching it. There is a white tree decal added to the top rail near the seat post that looks like it was part of the original decals.

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?: 
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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The lock was a combination of cable and newer u-lock. The cable went through the front tire, around a tree, and through the frame. It was connected to the u-lock which went through the back tire and frame. When I went outside only a portion of the cable was left. It appears that the cable was burned through and the thief took the bike elsewhere to remove the lock from the rear tire.

Schwinn

Location

4720 N Campbell
4720 N Campbell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was in good condition, approximately 4 years old but not heavily riden, some scratches but no other defects. Has bag under seat for holding spare tire/tools, attachment on handlebars to hold speedometer, and silver bike pump attached to the body.

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?: 
no locked, hanging on garage wall for the last 3 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was hanging on my garage wall and I failed to lock the garage that night. Someone went into my garage and stole the bike from where it was hanging on the wall.

GMC Denali 700c Road Bike

Location

Chicago and Damen
1956 West Erie Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Black and Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stickers removed

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?: 
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
I left my bicycle in an enclosed shared garage and it was locked to itself. The bicycle was taken from the garage.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

1000 south clark
1000 s clark st
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU331C1251L
Color: 
Black/Dark Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a holster for a bike like (u-lock) on the underside of the seat. Only 2 months old, basically new condition.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Many weeks
Incident Description: 
Part of a string of stolen bikes from the bike storage room at 1000 south clark building. It is believed that the offender has been arrested: Justin Milo is accused of multiple bike thefts (however that didn't bring my bike back).

TREK Domane 2.0

Location

Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU137G0492J
Size: 
62 cm
Color: 
Black with Red Highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Practically New! Had it for about a year, no significant damages or distinguishing marks

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?: 
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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was gone when I came back from to the rack at 6:45 PM; it was locked to the rack at 9.30 AM at the Orleans exit of Merchandise Mart (downtown Chicago).

Liv Avail 4

Location

Civic opera building
20 n upper wacker drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Baby blue with pink and white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There is damage to the gear gauges and the left handlebar where the white wrapping meets the end of the handlebar. There should be a black circular cap at the end of each handlebar, but it's missing on the left one.

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 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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Biked to work and locked my bike in front of the civic opera building around 8 am. Left work around 6:30 pm and discovered that the bike lock had been broken and the bike was gone.

Diamond Back Clarity 2

Location

my apartment
1758 N Clybourn ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
M/18"
Color: 
gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new, yellow highlights on seat,

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
frame of fence was broken, bike with lock was taken through broken part

Salsa El Mariachi

Location

1 N. Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Dark Army green with Orange and white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange Flat bars, Orange hubs. everything on the bike is stock. Paint is rubbed off on the top tube by the head tube. Bike had a Revelate feed bag and an Andrew the Maker saddle bag (black) on it when it was stolen, along with a red Knog front light and a Blackburn 2fer rear light that has been taped together.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
20 mins
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside my work. A fellow employee was walking towards work and saw sparks flying and then saw a man ride away on my bike.

Raleigh Technium

Location

Rockwell Commons
4866 N Rockwell St, Apt 2E
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Men's road bike
Color: 
Primarily a platinum Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Recently tuned up, vintage road bike. Long break wires, Some yellow accents

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was a recent gift that was in our residents-only locked alleyway since Sunday evening. The bike was not chained to the wall as we hadn't had a chance to get a bike lock yet
Incident Description: 
The bike was a gift from my parents. They brought the bike from Minnesota this weekend. We had not had the chance to purchase a lock for it so we placed it in our residents-only locked alleyway where it was last seen for certain on Monday, July 17th.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

Logan Square Blue Line
Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
25" frame
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Metal Eco Rack attached over back wheel. New seat post, new wheel. Otherwise good condition

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?: 
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 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked next to the Logan Square Blue Line station, outdoors, in plain view of the public. I got on the train around 11am, and when I came back around 2pm the lock had been cut and the bike was stolen.

Vilano shadow shimano

Location

My apartment
1610 s Allport #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black, red detailing on seat. Small scuffs on body, white mark across seat, right pedal is bent and right handle has black electrical tape going 6 inches from the end.

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 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked on the lower level of the deck in our backyard. I last saw it at 10pm last night and when I left for work at 7am this morning it was missing along with the lock and there was no other evidence left behind.

Specialized Sirrus Elite

Location

JUSTIN
6117 N WINTHROP AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602354625G
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great condition but had a bunch of surface scratches on the bottom frame from locking to bike racks also had a purple metallic bottle cage on it.

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?: 
Bike had been there for several days, kept there for about 5 years
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into garage and took bike along with helmet and Kryptonite bike lock.

Schwinn Men's Phocus 1400 700C Drop Bar Road Bicycle, Black, 18-Inch

Location

Piper's Alley Parking Garage
North & Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
18"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is only a year old, so it was in pretty good shape. I had both front and back lights mounted on it, but he most distingusing feature (if not removed) would be the red phone mount on the handlebars. The front tire was recently replaced, and the presta valve was missing its cover. Lastly, there's a 303 e wacker parking pass sticker located on the vertical bar supporting the seat.

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?: 
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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I was in X Sport from about 6-7:10pm on 7/18. I came out of the east doors which enter the parking lot and found my bike missing. Because the area of the garage is so close to the XSport entrance, I thought it highly unlikely that someone would cut the lock given there was no escape in the case that the owner came out. My helmet, bike and lock were all taken.