Recent Reports

Welcome to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry

Here's how it works...

1. Your bike gets stolen. Oh no!

2. You file a theft report, and let us know about your stolen bike.

3. We receive your report. After reviewing it, we will post it on the main page. We mainly review reports to weed out spam and make minor editorial corrections to formatting.

4. Your theft report, including your bike's photo, last known location, and date of theft, are posted on our site. Your report also goes into our searchable statistics builder and is shown on our report map. And, if you're lucky, someone might see your bike and contact you directly and return your bike.


Time is of the essence! Please post your report ASAP for the best chance of getting your bike back, even if you don't yet have all the information. You can contact us via email at csbr@mailworks.org at any time to add to or change your listing.

Important: See Mr Bike's tips on I.D.-ing your bike before it gets stolen!

Search tip: Be aware indexing happens nightly so it's recommended that you eyeball at least the first 10 or 12 listings in addition to using the "search" feature.

Feel free to browse recovered bike listings for inspiring tales of bike/owner reunions.

The old Stolen Bike Registry (Jan 2005-Aug 2006) is still available here.

6KU Track Matte Black

Location

Steinmetz College Prep
N Mobile Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
matte blace
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in great condition. I just bought it last week.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
Couple hours.

Fuji

Location

West Ridge
2655 w Albion Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
53
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Frame is dark blue and silver on each end of the frame and between the fork and stem. Brake pads and wire cables are jagwire that's the brand. Seat is brown and the bottom of the seat is turquoise blueish. And the drop bars have brown crip tape. Tires are black and yellow and petals are silver and black. And it has a red back light. Tires are kenda size is 27 And it has its logo infront of the frame FUJI.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
I got home from work around 7 pm left it in my back balcony of my apartment like I always do. Then around 10: 20 something I when out to throw garbage out and it was still there. Then by the next morning I was walking out to get my dogs leash and i notice my bike wasn't there. It was around 10 am, when I realized it was gone.

Townie 180199

Location

1001 W Madison building
1001 W Madison St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
ELT9012574
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. White seat and handle bars.

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 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?: 
on/off 5 years
Incident Description: 
Multiple bikes were stolen over multiple days from residential garage. On surveillance camera you can see 2 people using what looks like a reciprocating saw and quickly dispatch the lock and take it with them. The roll the bikes out of the side door. Done in the middle of the day. Bike locked by frame to heavy duty bike rack. Bike had seat and wheel locks.

Trek Model 820 (Year 2012)

Location

W. Roscoe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU120CS0087G
Color: 
Back with white accents on the seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ride less than twenty times, looks almost brand new

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 years
Incident Description: 
Went in basement and bike was missing, no other items missing.

Sirrus Specialized

Location

Bike lock under Depaul building
55 East Jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602305766J
Size: 
Extra Large
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2014 Model, great condition, two black drink holders, pack over the back tire.

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 bike rack.

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?: 
Locked at 9AM, was stolen by 7PM
Incident Description: 
As above, bike was locked to bike rack on 55 East Jackson. Apparently stolen in broad daylight in the loop :-(

Surly Crosscheck

Location

Garage
1745 N. Central Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54?
Color: 
orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition with ABUS bike lock holder

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Garage broken into and bike stolen

Trek 1000

Location

Merchandise Mart
Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Worn. Lots of undistinguishable stickers all over the bike in an attempt to make the bike look undesirable. Sigh.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
8 hours

Cannondale

Location

Red line Metro station
33rd and Hwy 90
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It had fat slick, street tires to match it's mountain bike frame. At time of theft, it had a removable seat cushion with draw strings in back. Cannondale text in white. Tires were not an original pair and each had different stem styles for attaching air nozzles. Hard tail, no shocks.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Location was side walk on 33rd and Hwy 90, at the red line.

Raleigh 1972

Location

Logan Square Blue Line EL Station
Kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Adult 24" wheels
Color: 
Green with White handle grips
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1972 Raleigh Vintage bike with 2 Black Saddle Bags. Black vintage Brooks Seat.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About 6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to Bike Rack outside of Logan Square Blue Line EL Station at 9:30 AM. When I returned at 4:00 pm it was gone.

Panasonic Black

Location

Nuevo Amanecer Flower Shop
4734 N Tripp
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 cm (about)
Color: 
Black Frame white panasonic logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gears needed oiling and brakes need maintenance. Has a faded baby blue bandana tied to the stem, with a small black plush bear attached (hugging) the top tube.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About 15 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the tree right in front of a flower shop on Sunday afternoon near Montrose and Kedzie. Came back the next day and bike/lock missing. Happened between 7 pm and 10 am.

Pure Fix single speed

Location

1049 West Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FF015H01064
Color: 
White frame with green rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pure Fix Label Brand new bike Lime green rims Black handlebars Front and rear brakes

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
3 Days
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to a fence along with two others outside the front of an apartment building. I saw it last night at 7:30PM and it was missing today at 3:15PM. The pole of the metal fence it was locked to was cut in half to slip the U-lock through. There are sealed wheel bearings, so fortunately the wheels can't be taken off the bike so I'm hoping to spot my lime green rims!

specialized secteur elite

Location

720 N Larrabee ST. #401
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red handle bar tape with yellow seat

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
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?: 
2 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with nearly 30 others in front of the East Bank Club.

Motobecane

Location

2720 W. Cortland Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition. Mountain bike mud flap on rear. Matte gray finish. Slight paint fade above pedals from permit sticker.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
Less than 7 days
Incident Description: 
Returned from 4 day trip and discovered that bike & lock were missing from secured parking structure. Management company has been notified and will be checking their garage camera footage. The bike was obstructes from view behind several cars, so it would not be easily visible to the garage entrance

Cannondale F4 Caffeine

Location

300 W Jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
T039871
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Matte Black with Red and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Headshok replaced with Rockshocks fork, WTB saddle, SRAM X9 Shifters, Avid Elixir Disc Brakes

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was double cable locked at the SE corner of Wacker and W Jackson. Incident occurred between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Nova Big Buzz

Location

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Ave.
Des Plaines , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Disc Brakes. After market handlebar grips.

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?: 
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?: 
48 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in the Des Plaines Public Library Parking lot bike rack on the morning of Friday, April 22nd. Went back to the parking lot ar 3:30 am on Sunday April 24th and it was gone. The bike and cable were missing.

Trek Lexa SLX

Location

personal residence
2031 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 or 52 cm (I think)
Color: 
blue, white, black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A few years' old, tuned up 2 weeks ago. Look road pedals.

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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage of single family home. At the same time two other bikes were stolen: a new green Vaya Salsa Deore and a couple years' old blue white and black Trek 2.1. The bike could have been stolen anytime between Wednesday April 20 at 8 am and Friday April 22 at 6 pm.

Trek 2.1

Location

personal residence
2031 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 cm (I think)
Color: 
blue, white, black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A few years old, decent condition, had a tune-up 2 weeks ago. Profile design T2+ aero bars and Look road pedals.

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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage of single family home. At the same time two other bikes were stolen: a new green Vaya Salsa Deore and a couple years' old blue white and black women's Trek Lexa SLX. The bike could have been stolen anytime between Wednesday April 20 at 8 am and Friday April 22 at 6 pm.

Salsa Vaya Deore

Location

personal residence
2031 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M15034115
Size: 
49 cm (I think)
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Just 2 weeks old. Pannier rack over the back wheel. Splash guards over both wheels. Pinhead lock guards on the wheels.

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?: 
unlocked, in personal garage
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen sometime between Wednesday April 20 at 8 am and Friday April 22 at 6 pm. It was stored unlocked in a detached garage of a single family home. At the same time, 2 other older road bikes were stolen but we do not have pictures or serial numbers for those bikes. They were a Trek 2.1 road bike with aero bars and Look road pedals, and a Trek SLX women's road bike with Look road pedals.

Fuji Cyclocross

Location

Bucktown
1657 N Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
51-55"
Color: 
White with black letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The front tire was busted up a bit from a fall off it it. I took the water bottle holder off of vertical bike bar below the seat, so there is only one on the diagonal bar.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years it was stores in the back internal stairwell
Incident Description: 
I saw that the window to the back of my apartment stairwell was open, and the backdoor was unlocked. I went up and found my bike stolen. It was unlocked, but also had been stored in this internal stairwell in the back of my apartment for 2 years with no incident.