Recent Reports

2011 Ridley X-Ride

Location

Home
4836 N. Lawndale Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
50
Color: 
Black, White, Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aluminum Cyclocross bike set up with rear-rack for commuting. Time MTB pedals. SRAM Force components.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was in the garage overnight. When we came to the garage the following morning, the door was open and the bike was missing.

Motobecane, not sure of model

Location

NW Lincoln Square
5010 N Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
MB28434
Size: 
Probably 17" frame
Color: 
Cream/brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Early 80s Motobecane. Extremely heavy. Handlebars have very new forest green grip tape, one suicide brake is missing, and there is a RAM mount mounted to the center. Black back rack with Dean Foods milk crate zip tied to it. New SR squishy seat; very luxurious. New pedals after the originals broke this winter. New wheel in the front, also. Serial # listed is made up vecause I do not know and cannot post without one.

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 few hours
Incident Description: 
Just forgot it was still in the yard and fell asleep inside.

Cannondale CAAD12

Location

Kozy's
219 W. Erie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FA41232
Size: 
63
Color: 
Blue and Black with a blue handle bar tap.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. EC90 Handle bars Saddle back, Windbreaker carbon wheels. Stole out of Kozy's Erie Sat night/Sunday Morning during the looting 05/30-05/31.

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?: 
3-4 Days
Incident Description: 
My bike was at Kozy's on Erie in River North when it was taken when the store was looted.

Trek 800 Series

Location

Ashland/Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Maroon and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red/Maroon mid-80s steel frame Trek. Yellow handlebar tape. Good condition

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike left unlocked ovenight in a locked, fenced in area behind apartment near Ashland Ave/Diversey Pkwy.. Likely that the thief jumped the ~8 foot fence and took the bike out into the Alley.

Cinelli Mash frame with Aerospoke wheels

Location

853 N Larrabee
Larrabee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
9MCL53
Color: 
gray, blue and gold wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cinelli X Mash (first generation) frame, 2-tone gray, brooks seat, Aerospoke wheels (blue and gold), cinelli straight handlebars with grey Oury grips.

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 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 months, since I've lived in the building
Incident Description: 
I live in a building with a garage. I noticed my bike was gone and one of the garage doors was opened. Usually, garage doors are closed unless someone is moving and I didn't see anyone in the alley.

Specialized rockhopper

Location

Moody bible institute
Oak st & Wells st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Specialized
Size: 
29 in
Color: 
Black and Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good

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?: 
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 week

Giant STANCE 2 2019

Location

Howard street red line area
7733 n Marshfield ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Gunmetal black/orange/red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
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?: 
24 hs
Incident Description: 
My mountain bike was stolen from my garage on May 27, 2020. This happened in the Howard Red line station area. It’s a double suspension bike

Bianchi Lupo

Location

2326 W Augusta Apt 3F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a rack on the back tire and a small bag under the seat

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 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 day
Incident Description: 
It was stolen along with a green bike. Please see image attached

Transit Weaver 2

Location

Ashland Ave & Wrightwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
011733887
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a bike rack on back with 2 olive drab diy panniers attached.

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 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?: 
over night

Hyper Explorer

Location

4328 S King Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29”
Color: 
Black and Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slight rust on handles, small tear in seat but in overall great condition. 2 new tires and combo lock on top bar.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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

Huffy- Echo

Location

333 N Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Adults
Color: 
Purple & Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gently used. It has a left hand mirror and a silver bell. It has a silver water bottle holder underneath the seat. There is a mount on the back for storage. It has a red bungee cord around the mount.

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?: 
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- Midday
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked outside of 333 N Michigan avenue to bike rack at 10:15am. After leaving this address at approximataly 6:15pm my bike was no longer present and my bike cable that had been cut was left around the rack

Giant Hybrid

Location

Echelon Apartment
353 N Desplaines
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C1DC4997
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Bright blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Beautiful condition, very large frame XL, you must use a wrench to adjust the seat.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Stolen right from my parking garage bike rack. It appears there was a lime green bike stolen with it (not mine). I used the bike Saturday and by Wednesday it was gone.

Giant OCR3

Location

Bike rack at Little Wok restaurant
3144 N Broadway
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Aluxx-butted 6000 series frame
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, black grip tape, black seat with a red heart and the word “Pera” on it, black pedals made for clip-on cleats, water bottle holder on frame, phone carrier on handlebars, missing pins at the end of the handlebar drops to hold the grip tape in place, seat post lifted high above the “minimum” level, about 6-7 spacers on the handlebar stem, Continental tubeless 700x25/25/622 tires, white reflector on right side of handlebar top, Alex DA22 rims, extra set of brake levers on handlebar tops, clear “the pony” sticker towards bottom of frame near big gears

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?: 
At most 12 hours (10pm was when it was locked up)
Incident Description: 
I parked and locked the bike up around 10:00 PM C on May 26, 2020, discovered nothing was there 12:00 PM C, May 27, 2020.

Trek Domaine 4.3 (2015-2016 model)

Location

Lakeview
729 W. Roscoe Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Noted bicycle rack on the back with an Abus lock attached on the back. Pinhead locks on seat and tires. Sticker on the main frame for UCSF. White handlebars

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?: 
Bike was not locked
Incident Description: 
I left my bike behind our apartment in our open-parking area, out of sight from the street. I went upstairs to my apartment to grab something and came down ten minutes later to find my bike was missing. The bike was not locked.

Breezer Downtown EX

Location

Charlotte Brannan’s apartment
3705 w. belden ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD105E01510
Size: 
Xl
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 or 2 year old Breezer Downtown EX. Might have a bell 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was sitting inside my building but the building door wasn’t locked.
Incident Description: 
I left the house at 10:15 and returned at 11:45. My biked was inside the backdoor of my building, which was presumably unlocked. Someone came in, used my mail to jam the door open, moved my roommate’s bike aside, and took my bike out.

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

Apartment Bike Room
611 W Sheridan Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M10034853
Size: 
60 cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker. Bike has 700c Alexwheels Adventurer wheelset with 40mm Schwalbe Marathon tires, a Soma Porteur rack on the front, and a Tubus Logo Evo rack on the rear. Bike has two King Cage Iris bottle cages mounted to the frame and a Brooks Cambrium C17 saddle. SKS P50 fenders on front and back, as well as pinhead locking skewers.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 Days
Incident Description: 
Bike was used on the night of May 20th, and was stored in a locked storage room in the Annabelle Apartments. When I went to go use the bike on Sunday, May 24th the bike was no longer in the room. The bike was locked in the room but was not locked to anything inside the room itself.

Giant

Location

Mariano’s
4040 N Broadway St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small/Medium
Color: 
Black with Red Accent
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple tape wrapped around the handle bars, the bike has a modern look but it’s not super new looking.

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked on a bike rack in front of the Mariano’s on Broadway in Lakeview while I was inside working. My shift was 9-4 and I checked on my through the window periodically throughout the day. The last time I checked it was 2pm and my bike was still there. When I left at 4 it was gone.

Lemond Nevada City

Location

1409 West Rascher Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bontrager Meter on top of bike

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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?: 
A few days
Incident Description: 
Bike is typically locked up next to my apartment building and behind the resident gate. Upon exiting the building I found that my bike was nowhere to be found and the lock was cut.

Easy Ride

Location

Humboldt park
908 n ridgeway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Tandem
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Easy Ride tandem.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Over night
Incident Description: 
Easy Ride tandem bike. Blue with fenders

Surly straggler

Location

Cornelia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
M18110469
Size: 
52
Color: 
Pink frame with black fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has a black carbon Fyxation fork. 650B Hunt gravel wheels with Schwalbe G1 tubeless tires. Brooks C15 cambium saddle. Head tube has a bit of cable rub towards the bottom. Mismatched bottle cages. K edge wahoo mount with Wahoo Roam computer. Shimano ultegra pedals. Sram apex components.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I keep it there regularly but had ridden it yesterday and then put it back.
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in my personal storage unit in the basement. I rode it the day before I saw that it had been stolen so it was a short window of opportunity narrowing the incident to the night of may 22st and the following morning.