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.

Trek FX1

Location

Home
Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver with blue writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver with blue writing trek, brand new, has kick stand, broken reflector in front, U Lock holder

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
By back door
Incident Description: 
Unknown time, bike on locked 3rd floor private porch.

Jamis Commuter 1 Femme Hybrid

Location

DAMEN AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
the bike has a basket on the front and an onguard lock attached to it.

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 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?: 
less than a day

Roadmaster 24"

Location

711 S Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Extra black seat cover, No carrier

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?: 
1 day

1978 Schwinn Bike

Location

My Apartment
The alley/side space area of Clark and Roscoe intersection
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
LP525460
Size: 
Women’s Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow wheels, blue body, baby blue drop 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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
I was taking out the trash when I realized my bike was gone from the back/outside area of my apartment.

Mid 70s schwinn caliente

Location

Pilsen
951 w 19th st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
700cc
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a wheel powered front and rear lighting system

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight

Wulf

Location

Home
172 W Menomonee St, Unit 2A
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
AF18H00972
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a single-speed, back bike. It had a U-lock clipped to the frame, although that is likely removed now.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I had used it two weeks before realizing it was gone.
Incident Description: 
I live in a walk-up on Menomonee St. The front door is locked, and there are four separate units inside that door. My bike was inside the locked door, but outside my own unit. It was not itself locked inside.

2010 Blue Trek

Location

Caldwell lily pond
Fullerton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small, women’s
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older with white basket on front

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 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of Caldwell lily pond for about 2 hours as I was officiating a wedding. Cable lock attached through frame to rack. Bike has white basket on front.

Starve Bicycle Co

Location

Woodlawn Tap
1172 E 55th
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, green, & yellow chain. Both pedals are broken in half. One front brake on the left side. 28cm rear wheel & bigger up front.

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 street sign.

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?: 
A few hours.
Incident Description: 
Left the bike locked along with a friends. Came back & it was gone.

Fuji 1.7 flat bar road bike

Location

Old Town (1552 N North Park)
N North Park Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. The handles (specifically left) had a piece of the cushion missing. It had a U lock holder on the main area of the bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Max 3 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked it to the parking pole sign in front of the building. The U lock went around the frame and I came out and the U lock was still around the pole but the entire bike was missing.

Peugeot

Location

Juliana Restaurant
3001 W Peterson Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium (5'10" rider)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange / Tan rims. Drop bar handles. I wrapped some plastic around the handles but they could be easily removed.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left it behind a trashcan behind a local restaurant. When I came back it was gone, the restaurant said they have cameras that look into the back so they could help with video recording. And neighborhood witness saw a man with a beard take off with a white bike towards the main street.

Fuji Silhouette

Location

1460 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD302L0447P
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front right fork had a lot of scratches. Hold-it lock holder

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?: 
4 hours

Novara. Cortona Donna

Location

Larrabee Garage at River North Townhomes South
918 N Larrabee St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U156K22811
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new, flawless. White frame with orange and red accents. Black tires. Tires were flat when bike was stolen.

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?: 
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 Years
Incident Description: 
My bike had been safely locked to my storage cage in my garage for the last 1.5 years. Someone broke the lock/handle to the door leading to the garage (either last night or early this morning) and was able to enter the community garage. They broke my KryptoLok U-Lok and Chain and took both that and the bike. My neighbor 2 spots over also had her bike stolen. We live in the River North Townhomes South and have had multiple bike thefts in the Kingbsury Garage, but this was a first for the Larrabee garage. I believe its the same people that break into the Kingsbury garage. I've requested video footage from my HOA.

Giant Escape 3 Disc S

Location

2844 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K5EK52643
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Charcoal / gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratches on bell, kickstand and side due to a fall; brake squeaky

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A month
Incident Description: 
Someone came to my 3rd floor apartment and broke the railing on my porch / balcony and ripped the bike off with U lock still attached to the rear wheel

Fuji Supreme

Location

Wicker Park
Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slight rust, vintage from 1980s, a pride flag is hand painted on the top bar of the body between seat and handlebars on the left side

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?: 
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?: 
Fewer than 7 hours

red and chrome diamondback freestyle

Location

2251 w warren
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
20 inch
Color: 
chrome / red tire / white mags
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very old bike. the brake cable has turned to a light lavender color due to aging.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hrs
Incident Description: 
taken from the garage in my alley when my son left the door ajar

Liv Flourish FS1

Location

Aldi
6221 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K4FK59904
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Blue-Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand-new, unblemished bike. Gold dinky bell, gray and pinkish-white stripes on top tube and fork.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10-15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Front bike wheel was locked to rack around front fork. Frame was released from wheel and stolen; wheel was left locked to the rack.

Yuba Mundo V3 (2016) Cargo Bike

Location

Home
1714 N Ridgeway Avenuw
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
ACA15C000525
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Yuba Mundo V3 (2016) cargo bike with bamboo boards and deck, a ring handlebar (with neon green grip tape), two black seat pads, and two neon green pannier bags.

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?: 
It wasn’t locked, but it was in a locked garage for a few hours.
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 3:30pm on August 4th and 8:00am on August 5th our garage in Humboldt Park was broken into. They stole our lawnmower, weed whacker, and a few other things, but most importantly they stole several bikes.

Linus Mixte3

Location

Home
1714 N. Ridgeway Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Sky Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sky blue Linus Mixte3 (2013), size medium with a silver rack. It also had a Yepp child seat attached which was broken off, but the adapter for the seat is possibly still on the bike.

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?: 
It wasn't locked, but it was in a locked garage for several hours.
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 3:30pm on August 4th and 8:00am on August 5th our garage in Humboldt Park was broken into. They stole our lawnmower, weed whacker, and a few other things, but most importantly they stole several bikes.

State Bicycle - Contendet II

Location

Home
1714 N. Ridgeway Avenu
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Black and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black and silver State Bicycle - Contender II 55cm (2016). It’s the wind element version with a Plume retractable splash guard.

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?: 
It wasn't locked, but it was inside a locked garage for several hours.
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 3:30pm on August 4th and 8:00am on August 5th our garage in Humboldt Park was broken into. They stole our lawnmower, weed whacker, and a few other things, but most importantly they stole several bikes.