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.

2005 GT Performer

Location

4999 W Christiana
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
BI-1318
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Orange / Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No manufacturer stickers or emblems. Stickers on the top post of the frame and a parking permit sticker on the seat post. No aftermarket parts. Frame is brought orange and the rest of the bike is black. Various amounts of scratches/wear all over the frame. Handle grips are heavily worn.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
C
Contact Email: 
xclw4x (at) hotmail.com
Police Report No.: 
HX410834

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?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Thief broke in through an old coal access door that led to the room the bike was in and main door was unlocked from the inside. Two other bikes, 18-speed style, were nearby with no locks but were not taken.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Triax 2wenty N9ine

Location

3623 W Palmer St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29"
Color: 
black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, schwin seat

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Carolyn Storandt
Contact Email: 
castorandt (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736008132
Police Report No.: 
Chicago

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?: 
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?: 
always
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from our garage along with 2 other bikes.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Triax 2wenty N9ine

Location

3623 W Palmer St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29"
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New with Schwin seat. Chain and lock attached

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Carolyn Storandt
Contact Email: 
castorandt (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736008132
Police Report No.: 
Chicago

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?: 
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?: 
always
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken along 2 others from our garage between 3:30pm and 8:00pm

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Huffy Ladies

Location

3623 W Palmer St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very new, schwin seat

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Carolyn Storandt
Contact Email: 
castorandt (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736008132
Police Report No.: 
Chicago

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?: 
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?: 
always
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken along 2 others from our garage between 3:30 pm and 8:00pm

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn Womens Ranger 26" Mountain Bike Light Blue

Location

Chinatown
242 W Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SNMNG14A49177
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new; The saddle was changed, not the original saddle that comes with the bike.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Tingting Yang
Contact Email: 
tess_yang (at) hotmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3123950855
Police Report No.: 
HY**410967

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 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
We locked two new bikes together to a street sign but were both missing. There is a piece of big stone laying on the ground.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn Mens Ranger 26" Mountain Bike Red

Location

Chinatown
242 W Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SNMNG14G11155
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Yang Zhou
Contact Email: 
yzhou76 (at) hawk.iit.edu
Contact Phone Number: 
3127098098
Police Report No.: 
HY**410967

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 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
There is a piece of big stone laying on the ground. Both the locks and bikes are missing.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Condor Pista

Location

Condo Garage
Fry Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
~23" frame
Color: 
baby blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Baby blue handle bar tape, dropped bars, some scratches, fixie with front break only, seat torn with padding exposed, leather peddle clips

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Craig Burton
Contact Email: 
craigburton (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
9172261548

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: 
Bicycle was removed from a shared garage in a condo building. Bicycle is a baby blue condor with white highlights, dropped handle bar, front break only. Photo shown is not of actual bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Univega Gran Sprint

Location

Lincoln Station Bar & Grill
2032 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NK65179
Size: 
~58 cm
Color: 
Sky Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Beat up paint, but not very rusted. Rear flip-flop (fixed-fixed) wheel has an awful paint job on it that is chipping all over, WHITE. Font wheel is custom-made 36-spoke heavily worn brake walls with Sun rims. Fork is was replaced with a ~2009 chrome 700c wheel with fender and rack eyelets. Front brake is a blue Origin 8 dual caliper. No rear brake. Original, stock crankset "Signature," 42-45 teeth (can't remember exactly). Riser bars with ERGON GP1-SG grips, black with grey. Generic chrome neck. Original, stock headset.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Nicholas Davis
Contact Email: 
nck.s.davis (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
2094187668
Police Report No.: 
HX410562

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
I stopped at Lincoln Station Bar & Grill, where my friends work, left my bike at the door, went inside to ask the employees if I could store the bike inside because I had forgotten my lock at home (not even thirty seconds went by), they said yes, went outside and looked to see a guy riding my bicycle northward, ran after him, lost him. I immediately filed a police report.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Specialized Sirrus Sport

Location

Ravenswood station Metra/Mariano's
1800 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has Ergo Black Bar Ends on handles

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
David
Contact Email: 
dmwaskowski (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3124463746
Police Report No.: 
HX408365

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?: 
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?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked underneath Metra tracks at Ravenswood station

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Stock single speed

Location

Township
2200 N California ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49
Color: 
Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stickers, upside down cross on right side of fork

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Grace ford
Contact Email: 
Graceisgold (at) me.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6307884211

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 bike rack.

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?: 
4 hours

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn Breeze

Location

700 N Throop
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
fits a 5'7" rider
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition - no distinguishing features

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Megan Hanlon
Contact Email: 
megan.e.hanlon (at) gmail.com

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen while both residents were out at work. Stolen from the 700 block of N Throop St. No trace of lock.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn midmoor 700c

Location

244 w 31st st Apt 3R
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
700c
Color: 
brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brown color midmoor, aluminium aerodynamic wheels, kryptonite lock

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Jagadeeswaran Rathinavel
Contact Email: 
jagadeesr (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3124932464
Police Report No.: 
HX407307

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 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?: 
1 hour

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Velorbis

Location

5629 S. Harper Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
VEL 43952C-F
Size: 
55 in
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 years old, danish bike, photo below is from dealer's website. The stolen bike has balloon tires in black.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Berthold Hoeckner
Contact Email: 
b-hoeckner (at) uchicago.edu
Contact Phone Number: 
773 443 5629 (cell) 773 752 7009 (home)
Police Report No.: 
HX 407285

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
bike was locked to another bike with bike chain lock. Both bikes were stolen in addition to two other unlocked bikes.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Workcycle Oma fiets

Location

5629 S. Harper Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
not available
Size: 
53 in
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Original dutch bike from the Netherlands. Black with white ends on fenders, large light on front wheel, silver metal basket on handle bar, light brown leather saddle,

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Eva Hoeckner
Contact Email: 
evahoeckner (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
312 613 4113 (cell) 773 752 7009 (home)
Police Report No.: 
HX407285

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside our shed in the back of the garden and locked to another dutch bike with a bike chain lock. In all, four bikes were stolen at the same time.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Specialized Tricross

Location

W. Montana Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N42064
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black with bright orange (new) handlebar tape. Chain and cassette were just cleaned so they are super shiny. There is a bike computer on handlebars, which wraps around the front fork. Ulock which was attached to it is orange and black.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Benjamin Walker
Contact Email: 
benjamin.q.walker (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
314-313-1010
Police Report No.: 
HX406854

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 street sign.

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Street sign which bike was locked to was removed from ground and bike+lock stolen.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Miyata 914SE

Location

SEO building, UIC campus east
851 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
Black, red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was in very good condition. There was a scratch on the front bike sprocket (thing that the chain is on). There was red electrical tape at the end of both sides of the handlebar, which was covered in black bar tape. The tires were red at the time of theft. The word "Miyata" is written along the down tube of the frame. The model name is written along the top tube of the frame.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Janis L
Contact Email: 
jlazov2 (at) uic.edu
Contact Phone Number: 
312-678-2933

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike around 7:55 AM in the bike area by SEO, where the building covers all the bikes. There were several bike there at the time. I came back around 11:10 AM and my bike and my lock were gone. I used only a cable lock, so I think it was cut there. I really wish they put cameras in that area.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

26" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Men's Mountain Bike. Available Colors. Blue/Green

Location

Target
4433 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Average mountain bike size
Color: 
Blue/green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Metal near chain to change gear is broken

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Herman
Contact Email: 
contrerasherman2 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8155051881

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 bike rack.

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?: 
10 to 20 minutes
Incident Description: 
I went to taget, locked my bike outside. When I came back out it was missing.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Le Mans Centurion

Location

Hoosier Mama Pie Company
1618 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White/teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
white bar tape, pink water bottle cage, gator skin tires, black rack

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Abby Lundrigan
Contact Email: 
abbylundrigan (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
513-460-5680
Police Report No.: 
HX405825

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Keys stolen from business, bike locked in front and stolen. Orange/black large Kryptonite U Lock also missing/stolen with bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Morales Flatland

Location

4410 N Troy St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Color: 
Black Frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good condition. Had stunt pegs on front and back. Frame was black with white Morales stickers. Handlebars and fork were chrome. ACS slant stem. Pulse sticker on the sprocket.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Devon
Contact Email: 
snowden75 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7735026863

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?: 
7 years
Incident Description: 
I discovered it was stolen on 8/26/14 but likely happened sooner. Bike was in storage room and do not check on it that often. Storage room is usually locked but occasionally neighbors forget to lock it. It was unlocked when I discovered it was stolen. An external building door was pried open around the same time I discovered the bike stolen.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

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