Recent Reports

Schwinn S29

Location

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
MIN0115AB
Size: 
29"
Color: 
Black and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Disc brakes, suspension seat.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Under 2 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked in front of NorthEast Entrance of Lincoln Park Zoo. Was chained to bike rack. Came out of zoo, bicycle was gone, cable was left on the ground, cut in half.

Trek FX 7.2 2013

Location

1849 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Electric Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Not much wear at the time of theft--a large electric blue Trek FX 7.2 2013 model.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two months--in gated common area on the third floor
Incident Description: 
Bike was not optimally locked. Bike was locked to itself by a U Lock and the U Lock had a cable looped around wooden spokes on our 3rd floor balcony. Thief must have studied the opportunity beforehand and planned it to some extent. They climbed a fence, walked upstairs, dislodged the wooden spoke, carried the bike downstairs and over the fence. I was away for a few hours only.

Vintage Schwinn - woman racin type

Location

Residential House
2512 West Washington Blvd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
woman size
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
perfect

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?: 
Porch or yard.
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 week

Specialized Tricross Comp

Location

Forest Glen Metra
5310, N Forest Glen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
P5LN49762
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Although 10 years old, it looks very new. At the time of theft, there were 2 lights on handlebars, one light on seat post, an empty pump holder on down tube, water cage and mount for a child seat on seat tube.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with 2 U-locks. One locked through front tire and frame to bike rack outside Forest Glen Metra station. It was locked up at 8:15am and gone by 5:03pm. The thief left behind part of the lock - the locking bar. It was a clean cut through the U, right at the locking bar, pretty clearly with a grinder.

DIAMONDBACK RECOIL

Location

T-Jays Adult Bookstore
53 w Hubbard St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium size frame
Color: 
Grey and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer bike that had black zip ties holding the great cables to the frame. Also had a rear cargo arm attached to seat post had two rear lights and one front one. Seat had a tear in it as well

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Was not locked
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unattended for less than a minute was reported to be stolen by Asian guy

AMF HERCULES SINGLE SPEED

Location

Mckinley Park
1837 w 37th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
- 01722 990974 - Sequence# 10806
Size: 
21"
Color: 
turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bike lock locked on bike frame itself - straight bars - turquoise/blue/green what ever you seem the color to be. - single speed - both back and front brakes - used but good condition - my only transportation in new city haha great welcoming haha - I hope to find my bike :)

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Two doors to my apartment building, I have to keep my bike right in front of apartment while unlocking doors. I left my bike there standing right next to my stoop while putting away groceries. I live on a very family, residential quiet street. Especially because I was just putting away groceries I did not think anything of it. In that time frame though, my bike was stolen. A little too trusting I now have found myself but these things happen. Now I know. Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.

GT Pulse

Location

1746 N kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55 or 56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In nearly mint condition, just a few scuffs and scrapes. Complete DuraAce 7600 group. Headset was repacked last year and the internal coating flaked off so it's now transparent which is highly unusual. Ladies Selle San Marco Aspyr saddle. Velocity Deep-Vs to formula hubs, both black.

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?: 
Since fall of 2014
Incident Description: 
Bike was removed from the bottom of a pile leaning up against the wall in a locked basement.

Retrospec-MantraV@-16-Graphite Teal 57cm

Location

CDW
120 S riverside plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
TTHK1521020
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
graphite and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new. green wheels

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?: 
couple hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up before work. Went out later on during the day and bike was gone.

Giant Escape

Location

Starbucks
Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black with Blue letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great shape, it has small indention lines on the bottom side of the handle bars.

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
It was stolen in front of Starbucks, I was in there no more than 3 hours.

Diamondback Lux Sport 27.5 Womens BK

Location

Next to First American Bank
33 W Monroe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
DAF14M001094
Size: 
27.5 wheel size
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New--purchased May 2016 Installed kickstand and bottle 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?: 
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?: 
Within 1 Hour
Incident Description: 
2 bikes were stolen as they were locked together on one rack: my wife's and I.

Trek 7.2FX 2011

Location

Garage
1906 W Nelson St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Mens Medium
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bell brand bell right handlebar, kryptonite range lock mounted on frame, red planet bike brand rear light

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Opened door externally & stole my bike out of my garage

Trek Crockett 5

Location

Home
1100 Cleveland st
evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU 1426 5043H
Size: 
54
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good, but somewhat dirty condition with tear in right handlebar tape, two white metal bottle cages, rear light zip tied and dangling from saddle bag. Green Evanston police department registration sticker on bottom of down tube. Road tires rather than the original nubbier cyclocross tires.

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?: 
not locked in garage
Incident Description: 
The bike was taken some time between late afternoon October 12 and 8:15 am October 17. We were out of town during that time although in-laws staying at the house. The bike was in unlocked garage.

Trek FX 3 (Parts Theft)

Location

4811 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU094C6623L
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in almost new condition. Frame and wheels left intact -- just the handlebars, gear shifters, and brake pads were stolen.

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 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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Brake cables were cut and handlebars, gear shifters, and brake pads were stolen from the bicycle. Bike was locked to rack in apartment storage room requiring entry through two locked doors.

Fuji Cambridge III

Location

126 N Elmwood Ave
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
185 cm
Color: 
Blue frame, orange wheels, orange crankset
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Fuji Cambridge III with orange wheels and orange crankset. Black saddle. Bullhorn handlebars, with tape missing from the right handlebar.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a rack on the back porch of my apartment in Oak Park. At some point on the night of Oct. 16 or the morning of Oct. 17 the bike and the rack it was locked to was removed from the porch.

2008 Giant OCR A1

Location

Residence
2578 W Lyndale St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
S
Color: 
Blue/Black/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used condition, dirty, but only minor paint blemishes. Broken front derailleur.

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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in a shared common basement area shared by only 3 other tenants. Building common areas were rekeyed July 28, however the locksmith and building management were negligent because I was able to find a side basement door still keyed to the old lockset!

Giant defy 1

Location

25 N Parkside Ave, Chicago, IL
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Black with white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratches on frame

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?: 
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?: 
2-3 hrs
Incident Description: 
Left bike at 500 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

Fuji Absolute 3 SM15

Location

1522 NORTH WOOD STREET
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wbd011l0349l
Size: 
size for someone who is 5'8 180 lbs
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new bike - had a rope lock on it

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 hour
Incident Description: 
i went into the gym to work out for about an 1.5 hours and i came out and my bike/lock was gone

Specialized HardRock

Location

Argyle/Glenwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small/Medium
Color: 
Pink and Purple gradient, yellow lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, early 90's make. Straight handlebars. It has a light under the seat and on the handlebars and it has gray Bell grips. The tires were just filled yesterday so as of now, they should be full of air. There's also a water bottle holder on the frame.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a locked lobby of my apartment building. I got home around 12:00 and when I came back down for it at 2:40, it was gone. I forgot to lock it to the stairwell when I got back home.

Salsa Vaya X9

Location

2031 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M15063014
Size: 
small
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
lightly used, silver pannier rack over back wheel

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 day
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 1:50 pm and 3:40 pm somebody got into our home garage and stole unlocked bike.

Raleigh Road Bike - Late 70s Early 80s

Location

Pilsen
Morgan Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
It was a bit tall for me and I'm 5' 7"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I had two stickers, a New Belgium and Log Boat Brewery, on the top of the frame. I also had a Fort Collins Community Bikes reflector on the back of the frame. It is an older bike that had a lot of scratches that I never paid much attention to,

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?: 
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
Incident Description: 
Locked it up after my commute home, it had rained so I didn't bring it inside this time. Woke up and walked outside to find the bike and lock MIA.