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This thread will be used as a sort of notepad to collect witnessed and unusual theft reports-- take a look if you see new activity-- this sort of info has been very elusive until recently.



A victim sent along this photo today-- thieves basically wrecked the bike rack in front of her building (near Diversey and Kedzie) to get her bike:



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Thanks for the info. I live not to far from there.

Looks like thieves are getting creative and/or desperate.
And/ or bikes are becoming sought after like crack.
A bike advocate's dream and nightmare rolled into one . . .
First report of a bike stolen along with a trail-a-bike and dad's/kid's helmets.

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/184611
Whoever stole that bike is scum.

H3N3 said:
First report of a bike stolen along with a trail-a-bike and dad's/kid's helmets.

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/184611
Victim seems sure they can get the security tape . . .

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/184647
bike was stolen from in front of my office by a man with a cordless saw and have him and his parter driving a light blue early 90's Toyota Previa Van with triangle rims. also have picture of him from surviellance video.

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/184649
Follow-up to previous-- some images; not terribly useful . . .?

Clearly a cordless angle grinder . . . the victim thinks the blue van is the thief's but I don't know why-- waiting for a response to that question.








i dont recognize the guy. and the van is not a part of this. look at the first still...van. third still of same view...no van.

so less than two minutes, and bike gone. broad daylight...witness, even checks him out and continues. awesome.

what would be great is if we can find this....craigslist/SoR/etc, and put a face to this. with this kind of surveilance, there is potential for prosecution.
iggi said:
i dont recognize the guy. and the van is not a part of this. look at the first still...van. third still of same view...no van.

so less than two minutes, and bike gone. broad daylight...witness, even checks him out and continues. awesome.

what would be great is if we can find this....craigslist/SoR/etc, and put a face to this. with this kind of surveilance, there is potential for prosecution.

Agreed. We need to recover some bikes.
Jumped, bike taken near Western and Madison:

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/184714

First report received of a bike taken by force.
H3N3 said:
Jumped, bike taken near Western and Madison:

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/184714

First report received of a bike taken by force.

Spoke to victim-- wasn't sure where it happened-- may have been near Grand and Ogden?
He was out riding around and someone started talking to him so he stopped, then 3-4 other guys descended.

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