Recent Reports

Schwinn Sprinter

Location

311 superior
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
60
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black frame, spray painted, blue grip tape, blue crank

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?: 
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 day
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike up in the morning and when I left work to get it it was gone along with the lock

2015 Charge Plug

Location

3352 N Seminary Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium Frame
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition, Bike Permit for 175 Jackson, Quad Lock Phone System, Bontrager Rear Rack, Disc Brakes, Handlebar tape falling off

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than day
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen overnight from my back porch on 2nd floor apartment in Wrigleyville. I last locked the bike approximately 4PM sunday October 16. On the morning of October 17th I notice the railing it was locked to was removed and the bike was missing including the U-Lock

Priority Eight

Location

Lakeview
W Wolfram
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
POPE00853
Size: 
21.5"
Color: 
Dark Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This Priority Eight bike has 3 distinguishing features: A belt drive, internal gearing, and disk brakes. The bike is only 3 months old and looks to be relatively new with few if any scratches. Priority is newer, small manufacturer whose bikes are sold almost exclusively on the internet and for that reason, this bike should be easy to spot, and difficult to sell or trade to a reputable dealer.

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 was not locked, since it was inside what is normally a secure location.
Incident Description: 
My garage was briefly left open, and the bike was stolen. The thief left behind a old beater bike, probably one he was riding. I suppose it's hard to ride off on a stolen bike and take your own bike with you.

Trek 1000

Location

Venue One
Randolph and Carpenter
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, aluminum frame, 80's style racing bike with gears on the diagonal shaft, black bike with pink and turquoise lettering, black handlebar tape and missing the plug on the right side of handlebar.

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 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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was still locked up when leaving work at Venue One at approximately 1:30 am Saturday night. It and the lock were gone when I returned to pick it up Sunday morning.

Specialized SPE-ROUBAIX

Location

Pickwick Coffee
1651 W Chicago
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC605006640
Size: 
21 inch
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Carbon fiber body with disk brakes

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
1651 W Chicago Avenue: Left bike against exterior window where it was visible to me while I obtained coffee to go and turned away for a few minutes when I looked back it was gone.

Jamis Aurora

Location

Kedzie Avenue, in front of Park North Apartments
4946 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
For adult male, 28" frame I believe
Color: 
Dark Green and Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks new, has black fenders on both tires, has front-facing light and bell on handle bar, has black plastic ring on bike seat post.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
One hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from in front of an apartment building, and it was locked to a street sign pole on the sidewalk. I was in the building for approximately an hour, and when I exited out front, it was gone. The chain was stolen along with the bike. I did not see when exactly it was stolen, or by whom, because i was in the building the whole time. It is an adult road bike, model Jamis Aurora, green and grey color.

State St. Single Speed Bike

Location

Lake and Wells
Lake and Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, fairly used, new wheels, light, white State bike with black wheels

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was located in my car near lake and wells here in chicago. At around 5am saturday morning I was involved in a car accident and I had to go to the hospital. My vehicle was left there on scene with tow trucks and police, I left my bike in my car. Once I received my car back from city impound, the bike had been gone and removed.

Trek 7.2 FX Model 1323010-2016

Location

Westin Hotel
909 N Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20?
Color: 
Starry Night Black/Volt Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Bright green water bottle holder. With U-Lock mounting attached to crossbar with black electrical tape.

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 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?: 
8 hours, from 8AM to 5PM
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a street sign outside of the Westin Hotel (909 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611) on Michigan Ave and Delaware Pl at 8:00AM. Bike and lock were missing when I returned at approximately 5:10PM.

Trek Pilot 5.1

Location

Alexander Park
125 S. Jefferson St, unit 1208
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
like new

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 a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
It was locked hidden behind two other bicycles that were not taken. The Kryptonite cables were cut clean.

SIMCOE

Location

Tula Yoga
2827 W Belden Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
Pale yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New, 4 mos old - 3 speed, yellow step through frame with fenders and silver cruiser bars. Red SIMCOE brand name on frame

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
One hour and twenty minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike outside of Tula Yoga in Logan Square a little before noon. Came out of my hour and fifteen minute long yoga class to find the lock cut and my bike gone.

Specialized Sirrus Sport

Location

2 design group
1631 w Belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602054286M
Size: 
L
Color: 
Cream with small blue and red stripes. Black wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. Has disc brakes. All cables are black.

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?: 
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Parked out front on a tree in front of my work. Went it to grab lunch and it was gone.

Schwinn Prelude

Location

2606 W ALTGELD ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
B004QM22HC
Size: 
Size: 55 cm, Wheel Size: 700c
Color: 
White, Silver and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
water bottler holder attachment, replaced stock wheels with blood red Rev wheels, turned into a fixie.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours unattended
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the Foyer of my apartment at 2606 W. Altgeld St. Chicago, IL. Three bikes were there, 2 were unlocked. Mine was the one the robber decided to swipe,

Schwinn Road Bike, Old, Metal Frame, Step Through, Drop Bars

Location

Apartment Building
2501 N. Kimball Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
19" or 20"
Color: 
Black with light blue handle bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older, needs new tires, extremely rusted chain, Fuji Seat with hole in back, a clip to attach a basket on the front handlebars, light blue handle bar tape. It is not worth much but is very sentimental to me. Was my fixer upper. Had her for 9 years.

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?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
I kept the bike on the back porch of my apartment which is on the third floor. You couldn't really see it from street view, maybe if you really looked.

Bianchi Torino Women-specific

Location

Apartment Building
2501 N. Kimball Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK 757515J LX 4967622
Size: 
19"
Color: 
Light blue with white fenders
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is new but heavily ridden. WHITE FRONT AND BACK FENDERS. There are scratches on the down tube from my U Lock. The right handle grip is backwards. The handle bars themselves are crooked, forcing your right arm to extent to ride straight.

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 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?: 
10 hours. It was locked to the fence that surrounds my apartment building. Mine, along with 4 others locked there, were stolen.
Incident Description: 
There were five bikes locked to the side of the fence at my apartment building. One bike was not locked and on my back porch, third floor (that was taken also). I was out on my backporch til about 2:30 am last night. When my roommate left for work at 8am she texted us to say all the bikes were missing, except the one without a seat.

Trek Kaitai

Location

Winchester and Cullom
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU013C0363F
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
Black/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good condition. Installed the following: Handlebar grip extensions 8" bag under seat Seat lock with cable attached to frame Front and rear light holders/brackets Drink holder - red. Cadence sensors on pedal. Other sensor on rear of frame for computer. Everything else original.

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 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 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at night and gone the next morning. Thief entered the property and walked up back stairs.

2014 Specialized Ruby Sport

Location

Best Buy
555 W Roosevelt Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Not positive but about 46"
Color: 
White frame with pink accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost like new. Frame is white but "Specialized" lettering is bright pink, grip tape is also bright pink. Frame says "Ruby." It's a carbon frame. This bike is my baby--I ride it constantly and need it for transportation, and it was a gift that I can't afford to replace so I'm devastated. Please help me find my bike!!

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Only one hour, while I was in a yoga class
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a rack right in front of Best Buy, which was open and very busy. Someone used a hacksaw to cut through the lock and left it laying on the ground.

Specialized Expedition

Location

Ravenswood
Winnemac Ave & Ravenswood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
P4CH36279
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Burgendy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The u-lock was locked around the seat.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into our locked garage and took the bike that was not locked up.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

5559 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
Black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 days

Jamis Beatnik

Location

2738 N Pine Grove Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
UI4PU10035
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Has a black fold-able basket on back left side.

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 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?: 
4 days

Cannondale touring bike

Location

Jessica Reid Johnson
Damen and Pierce
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Just bought new wheels and tires, with silver rims. The frame was pretty beat up with chipped paint. It had just one cage on the right side pedal, and a small bike light beneath seat.

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 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen some time between 7:30 and 9:30. It was parked across from big star on the south west corner of the street. I had it locked to street sign. I had locked both wheels with a kryptonite cable and a ulock, locked to the street sign. I stupidly did not lock it to the frame, so the cable was cut.