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.

Fuji Declaration

Location

1204 W. Waveland Ave. Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FZ18CY1022
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Only 3 years old, Continental Gatorskin tires, Planet Bike back 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Stolen from the gated back courtyard in the middle of the night.

Bianchi Volpe

Location

1145 W Morse ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
A2F5035374
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some colorful duct tape on the chainstays. Water bottle cage. Cubs sticker on back of seatpost.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8:00 pm and after
Incident Description: 
Locked to rack in laundry room at 8:00 pm, gone by morning.

Pacific Women's Mountain Bike

Location

Devon/California
6333 N Francisco Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
none
Size: 
18 speed
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
used mint condition

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 wooden pole, railing, 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
I recently saw my bike that morning @ July 21, 2021 at the staircase at the back of my house on Francisco and Devon. My bike went missing within the last 6 hours from 12-9pm. I always checked up on the bike and made sure nobody could be able to steal. Left the bike in the back staircase of my building. Well lit area at night.

Giant Escape 1 Disk

Location

Guidepost Montessori
1530 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K7FK60982
Size: 
Large (6ft rider)
Color: 
Grey/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Band new. Has a black metal water bottle holder.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike to the tree right outside the entrance I use to get into Guidepost Montessori at Wicker Park (my job). It is right across the street from Big Star and next to a Divvy Bike station.

Schwinn

Location

My home
2844 W Walnut
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
N/a
Size: 
Teen
Color: 
Metallic Purple with velvet purple seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It’s a purple schwinn muscle banana seat bike with purple velvet 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 was sitting on my porch with my name on it
Incident Description: 
I left my bike on my porch as I walked to my sisters house which is just a few houses down, we talked for about 20 minutes and when my brother went back to our house my bike was gone.

Surly Cross-Check

Location

Bucktown
W Webster
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black (and stickers)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. A few stickers (tiger, anticonquista coffee), has a rack and a black crate (also with stickers - BLM). Blue QuadLock and gold Knog bell. Surly size 54cm with uncut steerer tube on fork. Shimano Tiagra front and rear derailleurs, Sram chain, Tektro Onyx v-brakes, and Shimano Deore hubs, double wall AlexRims DA16 rims. Shimano Sore STI shifters. Ritchey 700x32 Tires.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
In preparation for a morning ride, the bike was locked in the back porch (which is accessed by going through a gate between buildings), to a set of stairs. The bike was locked for less than 12 hours. Lock was hammered and cut, and left behind, along with the helmet.

Specialized Allez

Location

Target
1154 S Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gloss Rocket Red/Tarmac Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is relatively new as it was only own for a few years, but there is a defining scratch on the front black fork as I made that scratch on the paint job as well as other minor scratches that are not evident. The road bike has a black bold word saying Specialized in addition to the weathering of pass rain fall on the bike and also dust for example under the seat and other cracks that have not been wiped. The bike also have some minor issues with the gears as sometimes it would rattle (FYI this could be hard to notice) Another defining feature is the slight bend in one of the pesta value.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minute
Incident Description: 
My friend and I was riding to Target to get somethings, the location is 1154 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60605. We locked our bike near the front of the entrance that has the intersection and bridge, but there is this sort of hallway/sidewalk trench kind of area where there was a security camera with no lights. The area was very nerve racking and suspicious as many people were looking and witnessing some form of illegal activities both in store and out. Arriving at the Target roughly 7:30 pm and spending 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minute I saw my bike stolen. The combination lock was broken on the inserting piece and that was what is left of the area.

Solé single track fixie

Location

Lake Park Plaza - 10 feet to the left of the main entrance if looking out to the street
3930 N Pine Grove Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
ND160202457
Size: 
Aproximately 55"
Color: 
Black with one turquoise stripe on the middle of the frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was locked to a bike rack just 10 feet to the left of the main entrance of 3930 N Pine Grove Ave, Chicago, IL, 60613 building on Friday, July 16th. The bike is a black sole fixie/single speed with neon blue fixation pedals with black fixation straps. There are turquoise stripes located just about 4 inches down the main frame pole, and there's a broken spoke on the back wheel. A couple of rusted dings are right next to the bike seat. Straight handlebars with the ends broken through and the rubber shifted towards the middle. This bike is not worth reselling but is very sentimental to me - a gift and my first bike. I am broken hearted that it was stollen and it would mean the world to me to find it. The picture attached is a bit older - it does not show the added fixation pedals and straps. I've attached stock photos of those for reference as well.

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?: 
A day
Incident Description: 
Not sure when this happened - I was looking for my bike July 19th at 9:50AM to find it missing along with a lock. The picture attached is a bit older - it does not show the added fixation pedals and straps. I've attached stock photos of those for reference as well.

Specialed Hard Rock

Location

Ravenswood Manor
2717 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
5'9 tall rider
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A red 35 year old Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike. A bit scratched up. Has a black holder for a cell phone on the handle bars. The handle bars are not original to the bike, they were replaced with a set that elevated the handles a couple of inches, 'cruiser bars?'. Gel seat cover.

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?: 
Garage accidentally left open
Incident Description: 
Accidentally drove away from my garage leaving the large door open. Neighbor alerted me at 745a that my door was open. Son's bike was still there (recent purchase), mine was gone. Mine was closer to the door and easier to take quickly.

Specialized Sirrus Sport

Location

East Lakeview
810 W Wolfram
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 9, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC92o269975N
Size: 
M
Color: 
Blue w/ orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New . dark rims sport package

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?: 
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: 
Wife's bike locked to mine in a locked garage .. went to ride them and they were gone.

Kona Dew

Location

East Lakeview
810 W Wolfram
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 9, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN19102675
Size: 
L
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Matte Green Kona Dew - with black Jones Bar and black pedals - Excellent

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?: 
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?: 
couple days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to another bike in a locked garage.

REI Coop ADV 2.1

Location

Streeterville
250 E Huron St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C4GK0182
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black/Jet gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to the rack around 7:30 pm on 7/17/21 and left for my overnight shift. When I returned in the morning, the bike was gone.

Cannondale 700 M Quick Disc 5 BBQ

Location

Millennium Station
151 Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YE98095
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tire was flat when stolen. Says Cannondale on the side, white reflective trim on tires.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
48 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked right outside of Millennium Station Friday July 16th 5PM. I was gone longer than expected and discovered it missing on Sunday July 18th.

Schwinn mountain bike

Location

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
820 s damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was an older model, had some rust. Gears on both handles.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Parked right outside of Jesse Brown VA, locked to one of the bike locks.

Liv

Location

W Warner Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 child seats

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Na
Incident Description: 
Blue bike with two child seats taken from garage

Trek 7.3

Location

Jewel Osco
87th Dan Ryan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Large. 700c tires
Color: 
Body black. With the letters “TREK” being white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Didn’t finish changing tires so the back tire is new and the old tire is thinner with less grip. Also the back tire has a puncture resistant tire. There might be a red lock attached to the handle bar.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Happened in front of the jewels on 87th by the Dan Ryan.

Schwinn Kempo

Location

X-sport Fitness
230 W North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
700cc
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was basically new it had a red frame with a silver 3D printed portable phone holder where the water bottle normally is. It also had a blue 3D printed rear light mount.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
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: 
I went into the Xsports at 230 W North Ave. at 5PM July 13, 2021 and came back out an hour later and my bike was gone.

Cannondale Warrior 400R

Location

Addison and Lake Shore Drive
W Addison St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small/48cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Drop handlebars, have smartphone holder attached to it when it was last seen.

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

Trek 820

Location

Lincoln Park near Benjamin Franklin Statue
40w Stockton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu170lk0713
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black matte, with baby blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, less than a year old. The bike is a Trek 820 Matte in color with baby blue lettering, and a baby blue drink holder. The vertical bar Underneath the seat has some wear and tear on the metal from my bike carrier, the silver metal is shining through in this one spot.

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 street sign.

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?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
I was in Lincoln Park right off of Stockton, just North of Lasalle in the morning waiting on a friend to arrive around 11:30-11:40. I locked my bike up to a street sign right near a cross walk and across from a public parking lot, the area was heavily populated when this occured. I went across the street momentarily (10-15 min at most) when I came back it was gone. The chain was not left behind