Bucktown bike shop BFF Bikes hit by burglars for 2nd time in 2 weeks; CPD issues community alert

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, December 17, 2021
Bucktown's BFF Bikes burglarized, at least 5 high-end bicycles stolen
EMBED <>More Videos

Thieves smash bike shop window in Bucktown getting away with at least five high-end bicycles on Tuesday morning, police say.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- For the second time in two weeks, Bucktown's BFF Bikes was targeted by burglars, police said.

Chicago police issued a community alert Friday morning to businesses in the 14th District. According to police, early Monday morning, around 6:30 a.m., a group of burglars broke into BFF Bikes in the 2000-block of North Damen and stole several bicycles.

RELATED: Smash-and-grab thieves hit Bucktown BFF Bikes, get away with at least 5 high-end bicycles

Just two weeks earlier, on Nov. 30, BFF Bikes employees arrived for work in the morning and found the windows of the shop smashed and five bikes taken.

"It looks like they knew what they were going for, trying to get the high-value bikes," said employee Kate Roca at the time. "It was pretty scary to see the bike shop all broken up and broken into."

CPD said the burglars were a group of three men, but did not have detailed descriptions for them.

BFF Bikes has been in business for at least seven years.

Please note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.