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.

State Tiburon

Location

2613 W Augusta Blvd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
BBC2015033
Size: 
59inches
Color: 
Blue and Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Wheel hubs are worn down, LARGE metallic blue 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Since december.
Incident Description: 
Bike was located in a common storage space that is locked to non residents

Fuji Gran Forno

Location

2042 N Point St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD221Y0610M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2017; 11 speeds; red lettering. Nearly new.

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?: 
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?: 
Duration of winter
Incident Description: 
Bike was likely taken overnight. Later 19th early morning 20th.

2013 Trek Cross Rip Elite

Location

Home
1825 N. Wolcott Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu234c6017g
Size: 
56"
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good to excellent, less than 2,000 miles in three years.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Every day for three years.
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked garage sometime after 12:00PM on Saturday, February 17th 2018.

Fuji Feather

Location

Home
1508 W Chestnut Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
SWBD097L1312M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost perfect condition, brand new. All black. Drop handles.

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 metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
Has consistently been stored there for 8 months.
Incident Description: 
The bike could have been stolen anywhere between Monday night (2/12) and Saturday morning (2/17). We don't use the garage all that often, so it was last seen Monday night around 7:30 pm.

Nishiki Alamora

Location

2106 West Cuyler Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
ACA150403645
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Women's mountain bike

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from locked storage unit.

GT Aggressor

Location

2106 West Cuyler Avenue
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
00038675966420
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very bright orange

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Stolen from locked storage unit

2010 Trek 2nd District

Location

3140 W. George St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU293C1340E
Size: 
56 or 58
Color: 
Tan and Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bullhorn handlebars with brown faux leather bar tap. Back wheel is black and the front is stock brown. Has SPD mountain bike 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
The bike was stored in my unit's secure storage unit in the basement of my building. The person who stole it needed to get through two door locks in order to get to the bike.

Giant Escape 3

Location

University Village
1116 W Taylor St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good. Some scratches on the metal Good lock to the front wheel

Lock Information

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

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
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 days
Incident Description: 
I was out of town. I locked my bike in the apartment to itself. The door to the apartment has a lock. I reached home yesterday and didn't find my bike

Felt F90

Location

Greenview Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pink grip wraps, bike computer wrapped around fork

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?: 
N/A Parked in Garage

Surly Pugsley

Location

Thomas M. Williams
1042 Home Ave
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
Black frame, red fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fat bike with red fork. Single speed.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle stolen from bike rack at Metra station.

Specialize Allez Elite Triple

Location

Home
Drake and Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M4FL21622
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver bike. Stem on handlebars had been replaced with a giant brand stem. Had a plastic fender on the back and one under the bike. Had mounts for a phone and a front and rear light mount attached. Seat had been upgraded from the standard one. Pedals had cages.

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?: 
A year
Incident Description: 
Sometime after I returned home from work on Friday and my wife going out last night the bike was stolen. She returned and noticed it wasn't in the garage any longer.

Specialized women's 26"

Location

Portage park
Montrose & Austin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Purplish-blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Faint silvery swirls along the paint job, with a basket installation on the front, usual water bottle installation, thumb gears. There's a single extra-long scratch in the paint.

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?: 
20 months
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from my garage. The thief entered my back yard to enter my garage from the side door. The thief then moved aside a few cheaper bikes to get to my own, which was being stored hanging from the rafters.

Specialized Allez Elite

Location

UIC Campus College of Medicine East Tower
808 South Wood Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
MUFL22010
Size: 
58
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Handle Bar tape (different than shown) A single black SKS raceblade fender on back wheel. White Specialized Toupe Seat (different than seat shown), a long black scratch along the rear seat stay from a crash, and a Green Southern Illinois University bike decal on the seat tube right under the top tube. Gatorskin Tires.

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?: 
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?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
I was at the UIC health sciences library and I was studying a street view window. I looked up and saw a guy walking west on Polk street with a bike on his shoulder and upon closer inspection I realized it was my bike. My bike was actually locked up right across the street and I looked over to the bike rack it was locked too and it was gone. By the time I ran out of the library and down the street I couldn't find the guy or my bike! I called the campus PD and they immediately searched the streets, but to no avail. The bike rack had clear signs of a cutting tool used to cut the lock.

Critcial Cycles Single-Speed Fixed Gear Urban Commuter

Location

Home
1217 N Hoyne Ave. STE F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
57cm/ Large
Color: 
White and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Owned 6 months. Fairly new. Blue hand grips. Has wheel locks that require key that only I have to take off the frame. White Tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
Last seen in garage 48 hours ago.
Incident Description: 
Went to the garage to grab bicycle only to realize it is gone. Roommates left garage open. Last confirmed seen in garage on Monday, January 29th.

Motobecane Fantom Cross Pro

Location

Wintrust Bank Building
235 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
~58 cm
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver, titanium cyclocross bike had front and rear attachments for lights. Disc brakes and SRAM derailers

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
6 hrs
Incident Description: 
Someone saw the thief use a blow torch on the lock in front of 235 S. LaSalle st. at 2:08. Perp was wearing a hoody and couldn't be identified on camera.

BMC CX02 2010

Location

AMA Plaza
330 North Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
white and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is white with a large CX02 written in black on it. It's a fairly unique bike. The top tube is not round but flat and has BMC's signature triangle under the seat post. The bike was equipped with: Reynold Solitude wheels, SRAM Force 1 groupset, Fizik black handlebar tape, Specialized phenom saddle, Shimano XTR Race PD-M9000 SPD pedals, Gray SRAM Shorty Avid brakes with red accents.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
The lock was picked and the bike hauled off.

Specialized Step Through Vita

Location

Garage
1470 W Carmen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602391214J
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front bracket mounted to steer tube. When stolen had child seat attached to this front bracket. Rear wheel mount for bag.

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?: 
4 months
Incident Description: 
Indoor communal garage area holding 8 cars + strollers and bikes. Someone gained access to the garage either through an insecure side door or by someone leaving a garage bay door open. Cars broken into, bikes and other stuff stolen.

Giant contend

Location

Private residence
4352 Kenmore
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C3BLI723
Size: 
~53cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sport tires- great condition

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?: 
Bike itself was not locked, was in location for 1 year
Incident Description: 
Neighbor in the building discovered 2/4 bikes in the building storage area had gone missing. There are only a few condos/units in the building. Unsure how thief gained access to the building. Nothing else missing besides the bicycles. Incident could have happened between December 25-Jan 11

Projekt Custom Bikes

Location

Apartment Building
3800 N. Janssen Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, was bought in October Had " KMG " with white vinyl on right side of top tube Had a Kryptonite lock carrier on downtube Small grayscale Grateful Dead lighting bolt sticker on downtube Electrical tape on seat to cover bike manufacturer logo White paint scratches by back drop outs from locking bike against posts Bike has a "Flip Flop Hub" to ride freewheel or fixie. Was on freewheel setting not fixed One of the bar ends was missing

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was on 3rd floor balcony. Someone must have climbed a gate, then walked up 3 flights to back deck area. Went to bed around Midnight and woke up at 7:30 and immediately saw it was gone.