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.

Salsa journeyman

Location

Mundano restaurant
1935 N Lincoln Park W
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium/large
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, had a phone holster on the right handle

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?: 
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in Lincoln Park (1935 N Lincoln Park W) and locked to a bike rack through the frame and front wheel at 12pm while I was at work. At 10:30pm when I left work it was gone.

TREK

Location

North Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike. Cages on the shoes a pouch under the seat. Tear in the seat. Handlebar girls are falling off a little. Water bottle holder on bike.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked up across from Lululemon in North Avenue corner. Other bikes were there. Went to world market came back and it was gone

Giant Escape 2 - 2017

Location

Lincoln Square
2422 W Gunnison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CBBJ3225
Size: 
XL
Color: 
NAVY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent Condition - 2 Locks, 1 metal U lock and 1 braided combo lock. 1 rear back cargo rack w/ 3 bungee cords. 1 Large LED headlight.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
2 years

Specialized Crossroads Bike

Location

Back alley between Sheridan Rd and Clarendon Ave
928 W Leland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC711215335M
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black with Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Johnny Sprockets sticker on base and 2 front lights, one of them operated with a front-push button

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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?: 
Was not locked, tucked on side of alleyway.
Incident Description: 
Bike was missing after leaving my apartment around 1:00pm and coming back before 4:00pm. The back fence for the alleyway was locked, and my bike was tucked far into the alleyway. The only way to access the bike would be to jump over the tall fence and carry and push the bike over the fence, which is what appears to have happened. This leads over to a larger alleyway that is parallel to Leland Avenue in between Sheridan Rd and Clarendon Ave. The Green U-Lock was wrapped around the handle of the bike.

Raleigh

Location

East Village
1542 W Thomas St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Early 70s orange Raleigh bike with a bullhorn handlebar an old narrow Brooks saddle. This is a medium-size road bike that was converted to fixed gear. The handlebar wrap is light brown with a long tear on the left side as I had an accident a couple of weeks ago.

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?: 
Overnight -- left it around midnight, it was gone by morning

KHS Urban-X

Location

2448 N Monticello Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U18500220
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly brand new. Has a kids seat on the back rack. Full fenders.

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?: 
n/a
Incident Description: 
Person rode up on a Divvy bike, entered an open garage, stole the bike from a rack on the wall, and then rode off on the stolen bike, leaving the Divvy behind.

Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno

Location

Rogers park
W. Estes Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was new. Has disc brakes, 37c tires, WTB Silverado saddle. Samox R3 crankset. Drop bars with brake levers on the hoods and horizontal grip.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked in my building’s basement. I had it locked to a handrail. At around 7:30am I went to go get my bike and it was missing.

2017 Kona Sutra

Location

MARK ZITO
2630 N Whipple Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1711C8064
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Dark purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition, tan Brooks saddle

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?: 
All the time.
Incident Description: 
Garage door was open for a few minutes, and the bike was removed.

Schwinn Crisscross

Location

Palmer Square
Albany Ave and Dickens
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Magenta
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old bike (1993 model) but new gear system. Has a working bikes sticker near the base of the frame.

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?: 
A few hours
Incident Description: 
Was in my fenced backyard in between trips, not locked. Was taken while I was inside my house.

Cannondale Quick 7

Location

4518 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YB88732
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Stingray Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

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 day
Incident Description: 
Bike lives in laundry room, which is accessed via 2 locked doors/through a locked gate, but is used almost daily. Had a slow couple of days because of rain, and when I went down this morning to grab it, I found it missing. There are other bikes in the laundry room that were still there, but it was a new purchase (to replace my last stolen bike, lol) so it may have been the most appealing.

Purple and silver Trek Bike

Location

Grace street towers
635 w grace street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Girl/woman bike
Color: 
Purple and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a black and silver worn bell on the handle bars.

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 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?: 
One week
Incident Description: 
Went to look for bike Sunday June 28 and was gone from grace street towers. Likely was stolen between Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 28

Trek 420

Location

Humboldt Park
Hirsch St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition has black tape near the the back wheel where I would attach my trailer, some scratches there, and white handle grips. Also has an aftermarket kickstand near the back wheel.

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Came out in the morning. Garage door was open, bike was gone.

Trek 800 Antelope

Location

Cornelia and Broadway
Cornelia
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
None
Size: 
Extra small
Color: 
White with blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike from the early 90s. It has new handle grips with blue accents. White frame has a sticker from the Oak Park Cycle Shop. Back wheel has old plastics between the spokes. It’s an old bike bur it was mine and I loved it.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A week

Trek Jetta 850

Location

Bike room
Clark & North
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
G118304
Size: 
16.5
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1996 Mountain Bike with a Jetta 850 on the Trek bike with San Francisco registration and CSVCA#1 bike stickers, Bontrager rear frame for bike basket.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Many years in a locked room, with a bike lock and locked to a bike stand and my other bike--reported that one on 6/26/2020
Incident Description: 
I believe someone who lives in the building or maintenance stole the bike as they are the only people who would have access to a locked bike room.

Vilano TUONO

Location

Lincoln Park
2270 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
0320192083
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newish, has sliver water bottle holder that I installed myself. Custom kickstand attached.

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Taken from outside of my house over night.

Cannondale M400

Location

home
1234 N. Kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19"
Color: 
dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, pink tape on grips, new tires and seat, working bikes sticker on frame.

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 a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from locked yard. We found the gate open, and the bike missing with the lock. Bike was locked with a brand new U lock and cable through frame and tire. I have had this bike exactly 31 days.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

Bike room
Clark & North
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU103C0406E
Size: 
15
Color: 
Platinum (grey)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It had a bontrager rear interchange bracket for a bontrager basket. It had CSVCA #1 stickers. It was stolen from my bike room.

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?: 
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?: 
9 years except for when I rode it.
Incident Description: 
It is unknown exactly when the bike was stolen. The fact that is was stolen was realized on June 20, 2020 as it was no longer in the locked bike room in the building where I live and own a condo. And, the bike, my other bike and three locks were all missing/stolen as well.

RECOVERED: Klein

Location

Edgewater
Thorndale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 cm frame
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 speed silver road bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

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?: 
Bike was unlocked and I was present outside
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen while I was present, robbery. On 6/28, victim reported that the bike was recovered.

Tribe bicycle co.

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
59cm
Color: 
Black with one gold wheel, gold chain, gold seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black frame with gold/yellowish seat. Black rear wheel, gold front wheel and a black sticker on the frame that says “shin happens”

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?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike to a wooden porch in my building in Logan square which I’ve done a million times before. It’s a safe yard. Neighbors were having a party and it disappeared.