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.

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Location

Gamekeepers
345 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new bike. Had a bike pump holder strapped to the top of frame.

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?: 
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?: 
4 hours

Cannondale Bad boy 4

Location

Anshe Emet Synagogue
3798 N. Pine Grove Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MA46029
Size: 
Medium frame, 700x28 wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly New. Creeks when pedaled. Has a rack on the back. Is completely matte black.

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 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?: 
20-30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left my bike locked to a street sign behind a synagogue on pine grove avenue for like 20-30 minutes and when I returned the bike along with the lock were gone.

Fuji Declaration

Location

Apartment Garage
3115 West Eastwood Avenue, 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
SWBD022L1500L
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, but good condition. The bike is matte black, with brown bar tape and a brown saddle. The top cross bar has a strip of brown tape at the front end towards the stem, and the center post has the same color brown tape wrapped around where a water bottle cage would be. The handle bars are drop style and narrow (38cm in width). The pedals are platform style pedals with velcro toe straps.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
The bike had been placed in the apartment garage, in the back alleyway of my apartment building. The garage door has a remote operator that must have been triggered by another resident of my complex (my garage door operator rests in my car, as to not accidentally open the garage door from within the apartment). The remote garage door and the back garage door, upon when I last checked, were both locked and secure. My bike therefore was not locked to itself, or anything within the garage enclosure. When my roommate entered the back door to the garage to grab her bike (which was not stolen) she discovered that the front garage door was wide open and my bike was gone.

Trek Valencia

Location

Ravenswood Metra
1800 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20" frame
Color: 
Gray / dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; disc brakes; dark seat & handles w/ yellow accent, pedal straps.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About 8 hours
Incident Description: 
At around 8 am, the bike was locked at the bike rack on the south side of Lawrence Ave, at the Ravenswood Metra station. Sometime between 8am and 5:30 pm, the bike was stolen.

TREK FX 2 Women's Bike

Location

1030 N Hermitage Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU314C417L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
NEW 2017 TREK FX 2 bike with bright lime green water bottle holder.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike(s) were stollen from our garage at roughly 2:30 AM Monday, September 18, 2017. They were locked in a vehicle parked in our garage. Perp entered from our neighbors front gate and through the side of the building.

Trek FX7.2

Location

1030 N Hermitage Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU015C4180L
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
LIKE NEW 2016 TREK FX 7.2 Hybrid bike with white water bottle holder and red cell phone holder

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike(s) were stollen from our garage at roughly 2:30 AM Monday, September 18, 2017. They were locked in a vehicle parked in our garage. Perp entered from our neighbors front gate and through the side of the building.

Trek Neko S WSD

Location

Northwestern University
320 E Superior St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU018C3813L
Size: 
19" frame
Color: 
white/blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
11 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike with a u lock from the frame to the bike rack and a cable lock through both wheels to the bike rack at ~8:30 am. When I went to leave at 7:30 pm it was gone with no sign of the locks.

Diamond Back Edgewood LX

Location

Jefferson Park Transit Center
Milwaukee & Higgins
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black bike cargo rear rack, initials DP on the frame bottom

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?: 
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?: 
Jefferson Park Transit Center bike rack
Incident Description: 
Diamond Back Edgewood LX Dark Blue with black bike cargo rear rack, initials DP on the frame bottom stolen on 9/17/2017 from Jefferson Park Transit Center bike rack between 6AM and 4 PM.

Giant Escape 2

Location

South Loop
East 8th St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Navy with orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, looks just like the picture. There are rust spots on the handle bars and the front of the bike from rust dripping onto the bike from a pipe so it will be blotchy.

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I have 2 reflectors on the back seat post. There is rust on the front of the bike. I do have 2 different, distinguished looking tire. U-Lock holder is on the bike.

Madsen cargo

Location

5525 S. Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
one size
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Madsen cargo bike with black and orange front fender, black grips with white stars. The bike can be identified by holes drilled in the rear of the back bucket, where I mounted a hitch to tow other bikes.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
one day
Incident Description: 
bike was locked up outside our house and was gone in the morning.

Cannondale 700 M Quick 7 (BBQ SM)

Location

Residential Apartment Complex
516 W Deming Pl.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MA47782
Size: 
SM
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Matte black frame with white Cannondale logo on main down tube crossbar. Fitted with black commuter fenders (Chromoplastic Longboard Fender Set), bracket for transporting a U-lock on the down tube, and both head and tail lights (TeamObsidian set – black flashlight in handlebar mount and taillight on quick release seat post). In great condition; looks brand new.

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?: 
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 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike around 3:45 pm on September 16, 2017, at 516 W Deming Pl. (Chicago IL 60614) on the furthest South most bike post on the Western side of the complex. Master Lock Keyed U-Lock was secured through the front wheel, bike frame, helmet PopLock, and cemented bike pole. The bike was noticed missing September 17, 2017, around 11:30 am. Stolen along with bike was the following: • SKS P45 Chromoplastic Longboard Fender Set (black front and rear fenders) • TeamObsidian Bike Light Set (black flashlight for headlight mounted on handlebars, taillight with quick release system mounted on seat post) • Master Lock 8320D Keyed U-Lock, 7-1/4" x 8" (with black protective vinyl coating and white Master Lock logo) • Small Heritage Collection Carbon Black Thousand bike helmet (matte black, white trim and leather strap)

Xooter Swift Folder

Location

5817 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
04100155
Size: 
N/A (All Swifts are the same size)
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kinda scratched and dinged. Rack and basket on front. Shimano 105 derailleur and salmon color brake pads.

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?: 
Multiple days.
Incident Description: 
Left for afternoon/eve. Upon returning home, main garage door was open and bike was missing (along with a pair of metal saw horses). Not sure if the main door did not close or opened by thief.

1990 Trek 790 Multitrack

Location

5817 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
7559223
Size: 
21 inch frame
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In excellent condition. New Soma Express tires and cork handlebar grips. Rear derailleur converted to Ultrega 6401.

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?: 
Multiple days.
Incident Description: 
Left for the afternoon/eve. Upon return, main garage door was open and bike missing.

Trek fx

Location

Farm house
228 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu117c6215j
Size: 
Xl
Color: 
Black mate
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Clear handel bars. New seat only couple of weeks old. Not original pedals black platic.

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike parked on orleans and Chicago Ave. locked on north west corner.

Schwinn

Location

402 E Monroe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage maroon men's Schwinn road bike, with black wrapped handlebars and tan/brown seat.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Left bike locked to bike rack near hot dog stand in front of Chicago yacht club. Returned next day to find it missing.

Schwinn Boundary (Men's)

Location

2711 W Lunt Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29" Wheels
Color: 
Dark green, black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, looks just like the original with little or no scratches. No modification has been done.

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?: 
N/A
Incident Description: 
A year ago the bike has been stolen once before at our old apartment, but we managed to find that bike in someone's possession on Devon Ave, that person was trying to sell it. The bike had a lock and they destroyed it. A year later we moved into a new house and have yet to get settled, and put the bikes in a hidden area in the backyard. Somewhere around last night to early this morning someone went through the gates, and took the bike (it had no lock). Strangely enough they didnt take the pink bike next to it, that also had no lock. We only know the time frame it was stolen. They most likely entered from the alley into our yard to take one of the bikes.

Schwinn

Location

College of Medicine East Tower
Polk and Wood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue with silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Approximately 10 years old, Has no kickstand. Skinny wheels.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen between 10:15am and noon outside College of Medicine East Tower

Cannondale Super Six Evo

Location

Library of Health Sciences UIC
1750 W. Polk St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with green outlines on top tube and seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, in very good condition stolen with combination lock missing too.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Came out of Health Science Library on Polk St (UIC West Campus). Both bike and lock missing from the rack I had it locked to.

2017 Diamondback Recoil

Location

Avondale/Logan Square
3068 N Davlin Ct Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 2:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
V15YK27249
Color: 
Grey and Blue with white letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dual suspension, 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Someone entered our home's locked breezeway and stole bicycle from all season patio/stair well,