Story by Paul Biasco, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

LINCOLN PARK — On a sunny Wednesday morning as moms, kids and workers were walking along Halsted Street, a bike thief worked in plain sight.

It was as easy as lifting a tow zone sign right out of its base, slipping the U-Lock off the metal pole and riding off with the lock still attached to the frame of the bike.

Couldn't have been more than 10 seconds.

Read the whole story at DNAinfo.