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 dark red mountain bike

Location

back porch
3849 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
dark red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Got it 2nd hand at a bike auction several years ago: frame is covered in sharpie (an attempt to block out the Trek from before I bought it), the water bottle cage is broken, but I used black gaff tape to tape it back on (it's coming loose again). There's a working rear red light & red reflector just below the seat post, and a non-working white front light on the handlebars. There's a second loose light mount on the front bars too. I just put new tires on it a couple months ago, and a new seat a few weeks ago. It had a kryptonite combo lock on the seat post, and my blue & white Giro helmet on the handlebars.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I can't remember if I locked it or not, but I left it in our sunken porch when I got back from groceries Mon night, and when I left about 7:45am Tues morning, it was gone. I can't find a photo of my bike right now, but I do have a short close up video from when I had to replace brakes earlier this year, if anyone's seen it i can verify with that.

Motobecane

Location

Northside college prep high school
N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Tall bike, fits a 6'76" rider
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great consition, camel brown bike seat, royal blue rimmed wheels. Motobecane brand bicycle.

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?: 
Was outside northside college prep high school for about 15 minutes
Incident Description: 
I was picking up my daughter from swim practice at northside college prep on n. Kedzie Ave. I ran inside to grab her and made the mistake of leaving the bike unlocked for a few minutes. When i returned it was gone. Taken from the south entrance.

Ross

Location

Division and Ashland
1600 west Division St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large/58
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, single speed, rear rack, brown handle bar tape, toe baskets, small bag under seat. Brakes almost non-existent.

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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was was locked to rack west of Divy station on Division just west of Ashland. North side of street in front of CVS. No windows on that side of business.

Old Schwinn frame

Location

3934 N Keeler Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Big
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ape hangers, brown seat, lights taped to frame, skinny rims

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?: 
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?: 
2 hrs

Surly, Long haul trucker

Location

1014 N Hermitage
1014 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good shape, Grey frame, Black letters, tires. Loose handle bar tape on left bar. Two water bottle cages.

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?: 
10 min
Incident Description: 
I put my bike on the back porch, came out 10 min later and it was gone.

Free spirit

Location

Lasalle flower shop
W Superior
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
red with black handles and black seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
tired where black with yellow rim on the inside, the gears were silver metal but the handle bars were 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?: 
24 hrs
Incident Description: 
i locked my bike to a street sign pole in river north and when I went to in the next day it was gone

2012 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6

Location

River north
superior and rush
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gator skin tires. Worn down seat, gears in poor condition (skips 5 gears when changing gears), phone bike mount was attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
unlocked for 2 minutes
Incident Description: 
Making a delivery pick-up in front of pierrot gormet near the peninsula hotel. Bike was snatched immediately,

Raleigh Venture

Location

N. Eastlake Terrace
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
mid-sized, women's
Color: 
gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
moderate condition, black rack on back, 21 speed, rotary-phone style bell on 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 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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a metal fence outside an apartment in East Rogers Park around 7:30pm. When I left at around 10:40pm, the bike was gone. The cable had been cut and was left along with the helmet. Another friend with a bike had left not long before and didn't have any incidences, so the theft must have been close to the time I left. The bike was second-hand, and I am unsure of its exact model/year.

Black Giant Talon 29er

Location

University Village
West 14th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
All Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Residue of old tape on top tube. Might possible have red light on back and bell on left handlebar. Also the an old U-bolt holder on top tube.

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?: 
Stays locked there
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken between 8pm and 10 am. I ride it everyday and checked with property staff and the city, who do not have it. Very nice mountain bike. If someone sees a size large, matte black Giant near the city please let me know.

Gary Fisher Mako 2010 Mountain Bike

Location

Bike Rack in front of Lake Park Plaza Condominium
3930 N Pine Grove Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Lg (19.5")
Color: 
Black with gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, minimal wear, blue, triangle sticker with 173-B on it on main bar under seat

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
<12 hours

Scott Matrix 30

Location

1640 N Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Gray/white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very slightly used condition/good. 9 speed

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?: 
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?: 
When not in use, home location.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked on our 2nd floor fire escape/back patio. Rear of Nike Running Bucktown. Happened overnight, not sure exact times. The area is a high locked fence, maybe offender climbed dumpsters to gain access.

Scatante 330

Location

Chicago Bagel Authority, 953 W Armitage
Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
Black frame, red tire tread, white handle bar
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Broken speedometer attached to handlebar, tho it may be cut off. Small pouch under seat.

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from a rack in front of Chicago Bagel Authority on Armitage (by brown line stop) sometime between 12:30 and 3:30 on 9/24. Two bikes were locked together and to the bike rack with two locks. Both locks were cut through but only one bike was stolen.

Foldable

Location

555 W Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
YS953
Size: 
3.3*1.33*2.6 inch
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very Good Condition(new and Never used). We got in 2015. Folding-Bike-20-Shimano-6-Speed-Bike-Fold-Storage-Silver-College-School-Sports

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Parked outside the Yolk restaurant in 500 west madison street, chicago around 8:55 am CST. We came out of restaurant by 10 AM cst and the bike was missing

Raleigh Mountain Bike

Location

1046 N. Rockwell Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new road tires and brand new seat with silver studs on the end. Also has a broken front reflector. Rusty gears.

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?: 
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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
I saw that someone else in my building found the rope part of their lock cut, it was left in the foyer. So I went to look and mine was gone as well.

Cannondale R700

Location

Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
754023ND06928
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aero bars, red/yellow bar 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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
Entered into an unlocked garage and took the bike from the wall, along with 2 other bikes

Fuji Sunfire 2.0

Location

Villa Park Train Station
139 S Wisconsin Ave
Villa Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20.5
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White, black lettering, disc brakes, black metal water bottle holder, some red scratches, 27 speed

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?: 
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?: 
8 Hours

Gary Fisher

Location

2810 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition has a black seat cover

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 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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a metal fence. It was there all morning and when checked again at 5pm, it was gone along with the lock.

Schwinn voyageur gs

Location

2146 West Caton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Sage Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
had 2 bells Basket ziptied onto front handle bars, full fenders, Gel black saddle seat

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?: 
It lives here
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside a wrought iron fence. , on coming home found my helmet, water bottle, and lock thrown in the bushes on my driveway

SE Draft

Location

Alley between Argyle and Winnemac
1352.5 W Argyle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Most distinguishing factor is the frame is bent, nearly the stem. Small single speed, silver front rim, black rear rim.

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?: 
30 mins to an hour
Incident Description: 
I used my bike to move a piece of furniture to my studio apartment. I set the bike down in the alley to move the furniture upstairs, and forgotten to lock it up. Realizing my mistake about 30 minutes later, I came outside to find it gone :(.