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.

Cannondale synapse

Location

Lincoln square
Farragut and western
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DM77120
Size: 
48cm
Color: 
Black/teal stripe
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Front break scratched. Blue equal sign sticker on pedal

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
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?: 
A few months
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked storage room.

2019 specialized cirrus

Location

West humboldt
3908 w division. Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSEC920273927N
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black, pink, blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty much new, has a meilan brake light attached to the back

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A year on and off
Incident Description: 
It was behind a locked door in my building and door was shattered and unlocked. My bike was then taken

Trek 7000 WSD

Location

Jewel Store
4042 W Foster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU211C2826E
Size: 
19" Frame size, 27" Wheel size
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
WSD step-thru bike, Rear rack, Front Rack. Lights in front, red flash drive in the rear, Extension to raise handlebar height.

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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Parked in front of the Jewel Store while shopping. I went in around 9 AM, came out shortly before 10:00 AM. Parked on the north end, near the mailbox. Rear panniers attached to the bike. Front handlebar bag attached to the bike.

Burley Honey Bee bike trailer

Location

Garage at home
4709 North Rockwell Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
One size
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition, but showing wear.

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?: 
Bike was stored unlocked in garage all the time it wasn't in use
Incident Description: 
We were notified by neighbors the morning of 3/20/20 that our garage door was open. We went out to the garage and discovered that our two adult bikes, our bike trailer, and our helmets had all been stolen. Neighbor's video footage shows the theft occurred between 4:30-4:45am.

Trek Dual Sport Women Specific

Location

Garage at home
4709 North Rockwell Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
unknown, but appropriate for 5'4" individual
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Practically new; Trail-a-bike attachment bracket installed on seat post

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?: 
Bike was stored unlocked in garage all the time it wasn't in use
Incident Description: 
We were notified by neighbors the morning of 3/20/20 that our garage door was open. We went out to the garage and discovered that our two adult bikes, our bike trailer, and our helmets had all been stolen. A neighbor's video footage shows that the theft occurred around 4:30-4:45am.

2004 Cannondale R2000

Location

Garage at home
4709 North Rockwell Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
63 (I think)
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition. New mountain cassette and rear derailleur; Pinhead locking skewers; Terry Buzz Off saddle; way too long inner tube valve stems; red aluminum valve stem caps; super short, black stem; Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals; big (1/4"?) paint chip taken off right (?) arm of front fork in bike crash

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?: 
Bike was stored unlocked in garage all the time it wasn't in use
Incident Description: 
We were notified by neighbors the morning of 3/20/20 that our garage door was open. We went out to the garage and discovered that our two adult bikes, our bike trailer, and our helmets had all been stolen.

Sirrus 909198308

Location

3725 N. Fremont Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920411749P
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Under a year old. Bran new. Had a locking clip under-seat. Taped on with blue tape

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?: 
one week
Incident Description: 
My bike is on the back porch of my apartment complex which you can only get to if you live in the complex. My bike was on the porch on Friday and I noticed it was gone Tuesday. My neighbor had a party on Saturday so I'm guessing someone from that party took it. I asked my neighbor but he doesn't remember seeing it but said he would ask around.

Tribe Messenger

Location

228 W Scott St
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Original tires, treaded not slicks. Black mudguard/fender. Orange U lock. Scratches on the end of one of the handlebars from a fall.

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?: 
In personal garage, not locked
Incident Description: 
Was in my garage and someone must have left the door open. Gone for who knows how long since March 13th was the first time I noticed.

State Wulf

Location

Lakeview East
2933 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
AF19D00765
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly new looking bike, lock attached at base of the seat, removable rubber lights on the front and rear of bike

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
month
Incident Description: 
Bike was noticed to be lost at this time but could've been taken any time before a month prior

Rad Power Bikes Radrunner

Location

Roscoe Village
2327 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
VC719V1002892
Color: 
Black with orange and white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was only two weeks old. This is a single speed Ebike. I added a large metal basket to the rear and fenders to it as well.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Roughly 12 hours

Kona Sutra 2020 model

Location

Your Pet’s Wellness
2659 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
F09DL5871
Color: 
Desert Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Leather Brookes saddle.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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 minutes
Incident Description: 
Went pet store in Logan square to buy cat food and came out to find bike gone

Trek Slique SL 2016

Location

Humboldt Park
1138 North Campbell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU082C1312N
Color: 
Black and pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition,possibly lights clipped to front and back, basket holder above 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was inside my apartment which was broken into
Incident Description: 
My apartment was broken into while I was out of town over the weekend. My bike was unlocked inside the apartment before it was taken

Cannondale Bad Boy 2 (XL)

Location

Wicker Park Veterinary Clinic
1166 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly worn (was dirty). Gold 3d printed light mount on the seat post. Black Fabrik Scoop saddle. Bontrager black bike rack. light built into handlebars. Schwalbe Durano tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to gate next to Zipcar parking spot beside Wicker Park Veterinary Clinic at Milwaukee & Division. Sometime between 8:00am and 7:30pm, lock was cut (OnGuard combo U-lock), and bike was taken (lock left on the gate).

Diamondback Century Sport

Location

1300 W Belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
between 167.5 – 175cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
May be with red helmet. May have small tail light.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 

Cannondale Silk Path

Location

1415 E. 52nd Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark/Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively worn, scratches in paint on frame, at least two stickers for Patagonia and a climbing, shock suspension rubber torn, red bike speedometer, new chain

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months (during winter)
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with two U-locks and two chains through front and back wheels. Chains were left uncut but both locks and bike are missing. The bike rack is right infront of my apartment along with several other bikes.

Lavender Bike with Flower Design on the Frame

Location

5340 South Drexel Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Lavender
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lavender Bike with Flower Design on the Frame The gears are set to 1 and 1

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?: 
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?: 
I locked it at 2:30 pm when I got home from class, I saw it there Wednesday afternoon covered in snow, it was gone Thursday morning when I went outside to ride it to class (9:25 AM)

Giant Contend 1

Location

Chicago
1633 West Pierce Ave. #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GP194960
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old, still in great condition. Had orange "Giant" logo against a Charcoal body color.

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 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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Tenant in our condominium left our shared garage open, likely for several hours. Somebody came in, broke a bike rack that the bike was locked to, and stole the bike.

Luna Cycle Fixed Stealth

Location

2901 N. Halsted St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black electric bike by Luna Cycle. Geared hub motor. Battery built into down tube. Black fenders and rear rack. LCD display on left handlebar. Disk brakes.

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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Person gained entry to garage from alley somehow getting in the locked passenger door.

2006 Specialized Allez

Location

Residence Garage
2901 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wud70744403b
Size: 
56 inch
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - tires are gator skin and relatively new. There's some slight damage to the paint on the top bar of the frame. It has two bottle cages, and a small frame bag attached to the top bar at the handles. The top of the brake handles are also scratched up.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Its my residence, so its stored there permanently
Incident Description: 
Mine was the second bike stolen in two nights from a secured condo garage. It seems the thief was able to walk right in through a locked door. We had a locksmith look at the door, and there was nothing with it, so I'm guessing he may have had a key. When the first bike was stolen on Friday night the thief didn't even seem to look around. It was almost like he knew exactly where he was going. He grabbed the bike and left. That bike was not locked. My bike was taken the next night. It was locked to a large, heavy metal shelf. The thief appeared to have a metal grinder, and cut right through the u-lock.