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 info@stolenbike.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.

Trek 7.2 FX

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU249C5110G

Location

Home
1547 N Hudson
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Mat Black
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
Owner Name: 
J.R.
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Water cage and small pouch under seat
Lock Type: 
Other
Contact Email: 
nicki.mcnair (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
978-273-8872
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.
Police Report No.: 
HX479637
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5 years
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Somehow, someone got into our shared garage and stole the bike along with the helmet and tire pump. Our neighbor, who shares our garage, also had a bike stolen.

Trek 7.3 FX WSD

Serial No.: 
SWTU105C6088J
Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike

Location

1324 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Light blue
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
Owner Name: 
Samantha Hoffman
How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a built-in lock that locks the back tire to the frame. No front tire
Contact Email: 
samhoffman227 (at) gmail.com
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
This bike was recovered: 
No
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Incident Description: 
My bike has a built-in lock that locks the back tire to the frame. The front wheel was locked with a ABUS chain lock that I thought was also around the frame. The front tire was left.

Novara Express

Serial No.: 
u128k00367
Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike

Location

Ravenswood Metra
4800 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Black
Size: 
Men's medium
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:00am
Owner Name: 
James Wynne
How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Contact Email: 
jamesnwynne (at) gmail.com
Lock Type: 
Other
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old Novara bike with Topeak pannier rack on the back. Black color. U-lock holder attached to the cross bar
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
Contact Phone Number: 
312-241-2054
Police Report No.: 
hx477229
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?: 
All day
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the metal fence under the tracks at the Ravenswood metra stop on Lawrence. left at 8:50 am and when I returned at 6:00pm the bike was gone.

Schwinn

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

Gated backyard of residential apartment complex
953 E 61st St
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Maroon/Deep brownish-red
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:45am
Owner Name: 
Angela
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, a blue "2012 Utah for Obama" and another darker navy blue "You have the power-Democracy for America" bumper stick on the frames. A wicker dark brown oval basket is tied to the back rack with silver wire. Tears on back of bike seat sealed with glue.
Contact Email: 
angelaparkinson (at) uchicago.edu
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.
Contact Phone Number: 
801-205-7996
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Under 14 hours, bike locked by 7 p.m., gone by 9 a.m. next day
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked through frame inside gated back yard area of residential apartment complex to the bottom of a wooden staircase's railing. Bike locked around 7 p.m. on October 20th, 2014, and bike was gone by 9 a.m., October 21st, 2014. Another bike was also stolen in the same time frame, it was unlocked and on the second-level porch.

Schwinn Ladies Road Bike

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

Alley on Patterson near Pine Grove
W Patterson
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Blue and Silver
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
Owner Name: 
Elizabeth
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Contact Email: 
lizadare09 (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Long pink brake cables visible on front handlebars, blue-rimmed wheels, silver rear cargo rack and toe-clips. Blue and silver frame with "Schwinn" logo in Yellow.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
Contact Phone Number: 
719-650-9303
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
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.
This bike was recovered: 
No
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Recovery Notes: 
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen (U-lock cut and left at scene) from the locked alley of my building in Lakeview on Patterson Ave near the intersection of Pine Grove and Patterson.

Scott Metrix 40 Men L

Serial No.: 
BIK16744901L
Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike

Location

CBOT building
141 W Jackson
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
Large Mens
Color: 
black and green
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:45pm
Owner Name: 
Edward Lott
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Contact Email: 
nedlott (at) comcast.net
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
312-505-3281
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
cut from bike rack outside CBOT/CME building downtown Chicago

2010 Scattante R-330 Road Bike

Location

Vapiano's
44 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
United States
Serial No.: 
J10A91248
Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Size: 
Medium
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 3:45pm
Owner Name: 
Victor Maisano
How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Email: 
victor.maisano (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Racing Numbers on middle frame. White taped handle bars. Ism Adamo Typhoon black Saddle seat. Mount for flash light on handle bars.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
3129458426
Police Report No.: 
TBD - Waiting on Report
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
United States
Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Cable was cut. Bike was located directly in front of Vapiano's on 44 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60603. No Cameras on any of the buildings facing in that direction.

Trek Y-26

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
C730428A

Location

1651 W Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
19"
Color: 
silver / black
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:00am
Owner Name: 
Radu
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Full suspension aluminum bike. Black plastic mud guards. Front hub missing a fastener.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
Contact Email: 
vondicher (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773.456.3209
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
Police Report No.: 
HX474712
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?: 
a few months
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
The bike was unlocked in our building's secured rear yard. It's been there for months, until Friday 10/17 in the morning I took my garbage out and saw it missing. I saw it there less than a week ago. I just found out that the cameras that are installed there (one looking straight at the spot where the bike was) are dummies. Also, during the past few weeks, the lights in the rear yard have been on and off in an apparently random fashion.

Kona Dew

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
AJ30012318

Location

2447 N Albany
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
orange
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:45pm
Owner Name: 
Daniel Smart
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, w/ black handlebars and pedals, black rear fender, bell, and bug lights.
Lock Type: 
Other
Contact Email: 
danleesmart (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8153424244
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
Police Report No.: 
HX475661O
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was improperly locked around front wheel only to fence at 2447 N Albany. Left for 25 minutes to walk a dog and returned to find only the front wheel and ulock remaining.

Raleigh Technium

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

Home
3544 W Wrightwood
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Black
Size: 
19"
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 8:30pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Owner Name: 
Kavan Patel
Contact Email: 
kavantpatel (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is black with purple lettering. It's an older road bike, model is Technium. Shifters are on the tube. I put on white tires and a special tool is needed to remove the skewers. It has an Avect seat.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
Contact Phone Number: 
3123993520
Police Report No.: 
HX474255
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 hour
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
I just moved to Logan Square (on the corner of Wrightwood and Central Park) and accidentally left my garage door open for an hour. Of course my bike was stolen in that time.

Diamondback

Location

Damen CTA blue line stop
Damen and Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver
Size: 
Large 5' 11"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 5:45pm
Owner Name: 
CB
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Suspension on front wheel broken. New seat post with gel seat. Hybrid tires ( old and tearing ) Mud guards / fenders on front and rear. Brown handlebar ends. Front and rear lights taped on with duct tape.
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
This bike was recovered: 
No
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 hours
Recovery Notes: 
Incident Description: 
Stolen from outside CTA Blueline. Coming out of the left-hand door of the train station, bike was locked to the first bike rack up against the station building.

Jamis 03-8302-SG

Serial No.: 
U136U26542

Location

Green St at Randolph St
Chicago, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Sage
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:45pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Owner Name: 
Aislyn Plath
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New Jamis Hybrid bike, quick release tires.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
Contact Email: 
aislyn.plath (at) gmail.com
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
9782732170
Police Report No.: 
HX474411
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
This bike was recovered: 
No

Mongoose

Location

Skokie Train station
Oakton
skokie, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Green
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:15pm
Owner Name: 
Syed Hussain
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
it looked new no rust. Back tire was different then front tire.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
847 224 5304
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.
This bike was recovered: 
No
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour

Giant Escape

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C43F0965

Location

Three First National Plaza
70 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black/Blue
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:15pm
Owner Name: 
MTB
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
Contact Email: 
mtbhoops (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3125839897
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Police Report No.: 
HX445952
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Parked in front of Loop office building on W. Madison, across from Chase Bank, at 3:15 pm on Saturday afternoon. When I came out at 6:15, it was gone. Thought it would be safe because my office building has security desk within line of sight of bike rack and a steady stream of people were heading to lakefront.... Guess I thought wrong.

Trek Mountain Bike - Superfly 20

Location

4550 N MALDEN ST APT 1W
Chicago, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Men's
Color: 
Red
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
Owner Name: 
Igor
How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Email: 
lila.jokanovic (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 years old. In excellent condition. Lightly used.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Phone Number: 
7737502074
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
months
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Individuals entered building garage - after a resident forgot to close the door, and stole bikes.

Titan Womens Wildcat 26" Mountain Bike - White/Lavender

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike

Location

4550 N MALDEN ST APT 1W
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
White / Lavender
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 5:15pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Owner Name: 
Lila Jokanovic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
NEW
Lock Type: 
Other
Contact Email: 
lila.jokanovic (at) gmail.com
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Months - we have a bike stand in our garage.
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Someone forgot to close the building's garage door. Individual(s) entered the garage and stole bicycles. Between 5 and 9:30 PM.

Trek 7.3FX

Serial No.: 
WTU186C0173F
Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike

Location

Home
Malden Street & Wilson
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
17
Color: 
Light Blue
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:30pm
Owner Name: 
Lorna Harvey
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Contact Email: 
lharvey01 (at) yahoo.com
Lock Type: 
No Lock
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition - with kicker, bottle holder, gel handles, bike bag under seat
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.
Contact Phone Number: 
262-374-9357
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?: 
Since i mvoed here
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was in locked garage. Garage door was left open. I was gone from 5:00pm - 9:45pm and when I returned my bike was missing. There are two other bikes missing from the garage as well.

Vilano Aluminum Road Bike 21 Speed Shimano

Location

Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Ave
Evanston, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
White
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
Owner Name: 
Samantha
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Contact Email: 
samanthamclarke123 (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The handle bar tape was starting to rip at parts. There was a headlight and a taillight, where the taillight was pointed to the left. There was also a strap-on fender. No water bottle holder. The crank shaft is new as I had it replaced about a month ago.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
Contact Phone Number: 
7145013428
Police Report No.: 
2014-1761
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
United States
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked in the hallway in front of the office where I work. The hallway is private though so anyone not working in my group should not have been in the hallway. Someone entered the hallway and grabbed my bike and walked through and out of the building with it. They left the helmet lying on the ground and so almost immediately after it happened one of my co-workers noticed it was missing. It happened at Northwestern University.

2000 LeMond Zurich

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

3412 N Elaine Pl
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Purple/Blue
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:15pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Owner Name: 
Margaret
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
LeMond logo is torn up on underside of downtube. Fizik saddle. Cat Eye wireless computer with cadence sensor. Rear derailleur is a Shimano 105, which is not the same as the rest of the components.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
Contact Email: 
micreagh (at) yahoo.com
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in storage/laundry room for one week. Went to check on it and it was gone.

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