If you mean do they put out bikes to be stolen as part of a sting operation, and "they" is the Chicago Police Department or any other governmental entity, the answer is no, property crimes in general are no longer a concern of Chicago's Finest.
If you mean does the cycling community self-organize to hold such sting operations, it certainly should but everyone's apparently just too busy with work and whatever to get it together.
If you're talking about a cargo bike used to transport live minnows . . . I have no doubt there's someone who does it somewhere in this city.
someone left a super nice bike locked up at my work...where alot of bikes get stolen. its been there for days and days...
joe said:someone left a super nice bike locked up at my work...where alot of bikes get stolen. its been there for days and days...
...and you want to know if it you can steal it without being busted?
no. im not big on taking ppls stuff unless they have taken from me. just seemed odd. its a 1100$ trek with the belt drive. i like parking my junk bike next to it. and its got all the fancy locking nuts and what not to help from bein parted out. so maybe its somones experiment.