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.

2013 Specialized Crosstrail Comp Disc

Location

Campus Court Apartments - Hyde Park
5419 South Harper Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602286817H
Size: 
XXL
Color: 
WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent Condition. White frame with black lettering with specialized bike seat bag and water bottle holder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in bike room at 5419 South Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 (Campus Court Apartments). Went to the bike room to get the bike and found the bike room door busted open and the doors leading to the outside of the building left open. Followed the open doors to the apartment gates which were also left open. Went back to confirm the bike was missing and only found the cut lock still hanging from the wall rack.

Manhattan Green 3

Location

Rear porch of my apartment
2307 W. Cortez #3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
d13000859
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Remnants of a round felt sticker on rear fender beneath the tip of the rack (under reflector) that I had put on to reduce rattle at one point. About 8 months old so just moderate/minor wear otherwise.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
Daily storage here for 8 months
Incident Description: 
Taken from 3rd floor patio, not visible from anywhere else and behind locked (but shared) gates. Date is approximate, as I had just left for a two-week vacation (the plant-sitter noticed it gone in the first few days).

Schwinn Lulu Cruiser Bike

Location

3311 S Emerald Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Pink/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New brake lines, bell on right side handle bar, mirror on left side, lights on tires, white handle bar grips are ripped

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to adjacent bikes in the back patio (out of sight from street/sidewalk). The other two bikes shared a lock and those were not stolen and the third one that was stolen had its own lock and was locked to one of the other bikes. The lock was cut and left and the bike stolen.

Trek Alpha

Location

Ashland and berteau
4138 N ASHLAND AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Ñ/A
Color: 
Red, white, and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red tape wrapped around handles

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to another bike and both bikes were locked to a metal rail that protects the window.

Eddy Merckx Team Bike 2000

Location

5319 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Blue/White/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Eddy Merckx 2000/2001 team frame 50 or 52 cm Yellow bar tape and cable housing Yellow bottle cages Ultegra 6600 10sp shifters / brakes / FD /RD/ cassette Dura-ace front wheel / mavic open pro rim Powertap rear wheel / mavic open pro rim Garmin edge mount Shimano 105 spd-sl 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into apartment and stole bike

Dolan Cross Bike

Location

5319 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
SRAM force 22 levers SRAM apex 10sp cranks, 10sp cassette,10sp FD, 10sp RD Linear pull brakes PDX radbot taillight/reflector SRAM Garmin mount Time ATAC 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into apartment and grabbed bike from within

Dawes Eclipse 1.0

Location

Ashland and blackhawk
1361 N Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a black metal basket on the back with a light attached to it, and a front pouch for phone, etc. on the handlebars, and a front light.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.25 hours
Incident Description: 
I went into my friend's apartment on a busy stretch of Ashland shortly after 7 pm and locked my bike on a street sign pole outside. When I return to my bike at 9:25, all I saw was my tire, still locked to the pole (with helmet locked in as well). I was in a hurry when I locked my bike, and must have accidentally locked just the wheel to the pole and not the frame without realizing it. The tire had been released and the frame taken. Another bike locked nearby seemed to have lost its wheel as well.

Trek 7100

Location

Albany park
Christiana
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Grey/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had a flat back tire at the time. Red/black cell phone holder. U-lock mount and lock. Under seat bag. Water bottle mount as well

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?: 
Everyday

KHS Urban Express

Location

1123 N. Mozart St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dent in top tube, broken gear shift indicators r&l, front and rear light mounts, U-lock and U-lock mount, rear black rack.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
No

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

1510 N Sedgwick St, Front Porch
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU101C0354J
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom black smooth pedals, red water bottle 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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Taken from locked porch area overnight

Leader

Location

Amy Hudson
2658 N. Saint Louis
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Light purple/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New frame and fork a few chips in the paint

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
My chain was cut with a hand chain saw.

Golden Sports Zebrakenko

Location

Garage
865 W Newport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
25"
Color: 
Brown metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black/red saddle, rear bike rack, shimono spd-530 pedals, ventilated dia-compe brake levers

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?: 
1 week1:100
Incident Description: 
Taken from garage

All City Nature Boy

Location

Oliver Gallop
1016 W. Armitage Unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Upgraded metal pedals, drop handlebars, front and back brakes, single speed

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Someone cut my lock, stole my bike, and left

Raleigh Misceo 2.0

Location

4500 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U151K03769
Size: 
15
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Raleigh MISCEO 2.0 SM/15 BLK Serial#: U151K03769

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?: 
overnight

2013 Aventon Córdoba Single Speed Bike

Location

2652 W Huron Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bullhorn drop bars, rechargeable USB light, all matte black, new front Zapofira Tire.

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?: 
Front of building in residential 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?: 
35 min
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up in front of my house- with u-lock through front wheel and central frame. Went inside my apartment for 20 min and when I came out it was gone.

Cannondale Quick

Location

849 W Grace St, Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Practically new. Left pedal had scratches. Has a Kozy's cyclery sticker.

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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike in my porch without a lock on the afternoon of July 22. When I wanted to use it at about 4:30 pm of the 23, it was gone.

Trek Antelope 800

Location

Belmont CTA Station
W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Regular
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green lettering on the side, platform in the back with a milk crate attached with zip ties

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One day
Incident Description: 
Bike locked to outside rack next to CTA Belmont station, missing along with lock. Bike rack was not compromised.

2013 Specialized Crosstrail Elite Disc

Location

Campus Court Apartments - Hyde Park
5419 South Harper Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
White with
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White frame with black lettering with specialized bike seat bag and water bottle holder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in bike room at 5419 South Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 (Campus Court Apartments). Went to the bike room to get the bike and found the bike room door busted open and the doors leading to the outside of the building left open. Followed the open doors to the apartment gates which were also left open. Went back to confirm the bike was missing and only found the cut lock still hanging from the wall rack.

Peugeot Course UO-10M

Location

My garage
3145 W Augusta Blvd Apt 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
5Xcm (mid-fifties)
Color: 
Light gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has yellow front tire/ orange handlebar 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few days in my garage.