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 Dualsport 1

Location

Lyric Opera House
20 N wacker drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU154C4503P
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Blue with black letters and black spokes.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours

Liv Alight 3

Location

Apartment Flat
3344 N. Monticello Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K57023751
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Lime/Light Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased in 2017, so very good physical condition. Everything original, except purchased an upgraded/cushioned bike 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Both mine, and my husbands bike was stolen from our garage. Whoever broke into the garage also rummaged through other items in garage, but only accounted missing items, were the 2 bikes. Police report has been filed, however, do not have the report # with me at the moment.

Trek Verve 2016 white womens w pink accent

Location

condo building
2326 N Southport
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
QTU010C3205L
Size: 
medium
Color: 
White with flaming rose accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent. Will have the ABUS BORDO unbreakable folding lock hanging from the center bar since it was locked up to porch, they sawed through the wood. Back of bike....black mesh basket , with net detachable cover Front light attached to handlebar

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
every night, used during the day
Incident Description: 
Porch cut, bike taken with ABUS BORDO lock attached. A folding , unbreakable lock.

Masi Riser

Location

McDonald’s
6125 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
EHAX9L1804
Size: 
49
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new -2weeks old. In perfect condition

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?: 
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: 
Rode bike to the McDonald’s at Milwaukee/Elston. There were about 15 bikes locked to the metal fence outside McDonald’s. We went in for food and several of the bikes were stolen. The lock was taken as well.

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc

Location

2221 West Taylor Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DM58838
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Red/Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
OTHER SERIAL NUMBERS: CDR05A15414070018 , SL00DS54/RED YOELEO 50MM CARBON WHEELS (SCRATCHED), VITTORIA TAN SIDEWALLED TIRES, ULTEGRA 6800 Hydraulic Disc GEARING, SPECIALIZED ROMIN EVO PRO CARBON RAILED SADDLE ASSIOMA FAVORA PEDALS, CYGOLITE FRONT LITE, CYGOLITE REAR LIGHT, BLACKBURN BLACK SEAT BAG, WEIL CARBON BOTTLE CAGES, LEZYNE BLACK PUMP ATTACHED TO FRONT BOTTLE CAGE, WAHOO ELEMNT BOLT W/ OUTFRONT MOUNT, SPECIALIZED ROMIN EVO PRO CARBON RAILED SADDLE OTHER SERIAL NUMBERS: CDR05A15414070018 , SL00DS54/RED

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: 
Main street door bypassed, front door kicked in, bicycle taken from indoor wall mount

Trek 3700

Location

Merchandise Mart
350 N Orleans
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
c46f5084
Size: 
18"
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, two metal water bottle holders, detachable back reflector light, detachable front light, black seat with red and white detail, all black handle bars

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack on the west side of the Merchandise Mart during the workday

Novara

Location

1851 N Natoma Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
24"
Color: 
teal blue/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition, had a black rack/carrier on back and a silver basket on handlebars.

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?: 
unlocked
Incident Description: 
Garage door must have bounced back up, was open and bike was stolen within 30 minutes. A stupid, honest mistake.

GT Slammer

Location

Garage
5718 W Melrose
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is noticeably worn, there are scratches, there is tape located on the right side of the handlebars, which is a sand-like color, the seat is brown, black handlebars. There are no reflectors or lights on the bike. The seat is brown. There was a small passcode lock on the handlebar, right side. The wire was thick and colored red and the passcode part was black.

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 had been in my garage for a week or two.
Incident Description: 
I walked into my garage and my bike wasn't in the spot I left it. I looked around my garage and yard and could not find it. This is the second time someone has stolen a bike out of my garage.

Purefix glow

Location

Apartment
1157 w 18th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black with green rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright green rims. Black bike covered in stickers. Full send sticker on the bike seat post

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike up to a bike rack behind a locked gate to my apartment. Left it at 10.30 pm and the next morning at 6 am it was gone

Tern Node D16

Location

1000 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
EZ046 CGVD016H
Size: 
Even though it's a folding bike, it's medium sized when unfolded
Color: 
black bike with white stripe with Tern logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a couple years old but in good condition. There's a special bracket mounted at the front to hold a detachable basket. See photo

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 in garage, but garage door was opened
Incident Description: 
We just moved to Chicago. I think the garage door opener was inadvertently pushed in the house leaving the garage open overnight. Only the bike was stolen (we think)

Trek

Location

Harlem Blue Line OHare
Harlem
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Silver mountain bike. Locked up and stolen at CTA Harlem-OHare

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?: 
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone stole bike. Have heard this is something consistent in this area.

Scwinn World Sport

Location

Loyola Red Line station
1200 W Loyola Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
~54-55cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty sure it's a 10-speed. Has a black cupholder, foam handlebars as opposed to taped handlebars. Has a couple worn stickers on the frame, one is an Oberon Ale beer sticker in front of the cupholder on the downtube, the other is a Music Garage sticker on the top tube. The front wheel wasn't stolen, but the back wheel has a yellow tire. There is a detachable Stix headlight on the left handlebar.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Anywhere between 1-30 hours.
Incident Description: 
BIke was locked by the front wheel to one of the bike racks at the Loyola CTA red line station. Only the wheel was locked to the rack, therefore making the rest of the bike able to be stolen by detaching the rest of the bike from the front wheel. Front wheel and tire are both still at the Loyola station.

Aventon Mataro

Location

West Town
Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well ridden condition. Barron black riser bars with black Oury grips. Black tape on down and top tubes. Beat up black saddle. Quick release front wheel and rear flip/flop with a Thick Slick tire.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Less than 5minutes

diamondback RS

Location

Damen CTA
1552 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
large
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
great condition , with a back rack, speedometer and silver kickstand. pedals in plastic, pretty scratch up and one of them is missing its reflectors

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
parked in front of the damen CTA entrance... Picture is not the one but similar

Trek 5200 2006

Location

Halsted & Lincoln/Fullerton Bus Stop; Stop ID: 17487
2401 North Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom Trek with Dura Ace 25th anniversary set. Three bandanas (blue, red and orange) tied to frame just below seat. Red phone holder. Water bottle holder with grey water bottle. Saddle bag containing goo, C02 cartridge and tire changing tools. Custom black leather 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?: 
an hour and a half
Incident Description: 
We locked our bikes to the bike rack at the Halsted & Lincoln/Fullerton bus stop (Stop ID: 17487) at about noon on Sunday, October 6th. It was a sunny day with clear visibility and the street had medium foot traffic. We went to Parson's for lunch and sat outside. At around 1:30 pm we returned to the same spot to find our bikes and bike lock were missing. We have filed a police report.

Schwinn Network 1.0 700c Women's 16 Hybrid Bike

Location

Halsted & Lincoln/Fullerton Bus Stop; Stop ID: 17487
2401 North Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
16-inch/small
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New - no distinguishable features

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?: 
an hour and a half
Incident Description: 
We locked our bike at the bike rack at the Halsted & Lincoln/Fullerton bus stop around noon on Sunday, October 6th. The weather was clear: sunny with high visibility and the street was busy with moderate foot traffic. We went to eat lunch outside at Parson's Chicken & Fish. When we returned to the bike rack around 1:30 pm, the bikes and lock were missing.

Trek Marlin Gary Fisher edition

Location

Smallbar
2956 N Albany Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in fair condition. Has a back red light and package rack in back. Little storage bag behind that.

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?: 
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 min

mercier

Location

middle brow brewpub llc
2840 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
52"
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
frame super beat up on the left side, front. near handlebars. due to my lock banging against it constnatly. wheels: blue front rim. gold back rim. brooks saddle.

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?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, 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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
have picture. kid runs up and grabs bike. lock was dismantled prior to theft.

Kona Hahana

Location

Home
2728 W Agatite Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
15 or 16 inch
Color: 
dark orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike but in decent condition. New road tires recently put on. two water bottle holders. old yellowish moving sticker on the handlebars.right handle bar grip is falling apart.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was on the side of the house by a backyard gate. Children's bikes were moved out of the way to get to the bike.