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 info@stolenbike.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.

Kona Dew

Serial No.: 
AJ30012318
Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

2447 N Albany
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
orange
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:45pm
Owner Name: 
Daniel Smart
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Contact Email: 
danleesmart (at) gmail.com
Lock Type: 
Other
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, w/ black handlebars and pedals, black rear fender, bell, and bug lights.
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
Contact Phone Number: 
8153424244
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was improperly locked around front wheel only to fence at 2447 N Albany. Left for 25 minutes to walk a dog and returned to find only the front wheel and ulock remaining.

Raleigh Technium

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

Home
3544 W Wrightwood
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Black
Size: 
19"
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 8:30pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Owner Name: 
Kavan Patel
Contact Email: 
kavantpatel (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is black with purple lettering. It's an older road bike, model is Technium. Shifters are on the tube. I put on white tires and a special tool is needed to remove the skewers. It has an Avect seat.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
Contact Phone Number: 
3123993520
Police Report No.: 
HX474255
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 hour
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
I just moved to Logan Square (on the corner of Wrightwood and Central Park) and accidentally left my garage door open for an hour. Of course my bike was stolen in that time.

Diamondback

Location

Damen CTA blue line stop
Damen and Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver
Size: 
Large 5' 11"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 5:45pm
Owner Name: 
CB
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Suspension on front wheel broken. New seat post with gel seat. Hybrid tires ( old and tearing ) Mud guards / fenders on front and rear. Brown handlebar ends. Front and rear lights taped on with duct tape.
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
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.
This bike was recovered: 
No
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 hours
Recovery Notes: 
Incident Description: 
Stolen from outside CTA Blueline. Coming out of the left-hand door of the train station, bike was locked to the first bike rack up against the station building.

Jamis 03-8302-SG

Serial No.: 
U136U26542

Location

Green St at Randolph St
Chicago, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Sage
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:45pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Owner Name: 
Aislyn Plath
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New Jamis Hybrid bike, quick release tires.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
Contact Email: 
aislyn.plath (at) gmail.com
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
9782732170
Police Report No.: 
HX474411
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed 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
This bike was recovered: 
No

Mongoose

Location

Skokie Train station
Oakton
skokie, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Green
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:15pm
Owner Name: 
Syed Hussain
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
it looked new no rust. Back tire was different then front tire.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
847 224 5304
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.
This bike was recovered: 
No
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour

Giant Escape

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C43F0965

Location

Three First National Plaza
70 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black/Blue
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:15pm
Owner Name: 
MTB
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
Contact Email: 
mtbhoops (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3125839897
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Police Report No.: 
HX445952
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?: 
3 hours
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Parked in front of Loop office building on W. Madison, across from Chase Bank, at 3:15 pm on Saturday afternoon. When I came out at 6:15, it was gone. Thought it would be safe because my office building has security desk within line of sight of bike rack and a steady stream of people were heading to lakefront.... Guess I thought wrong.

Trek Mountain Bike - Superfly 20

Location

4550 N MALDEN ST APT 1W
Chicago, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Men's
Color: 
Red
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
Owner Name: 
Igor
How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Email: 
lila.jokanovic (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 years old. In excellent condition. Lightly used.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Phone Number: 
7737502074
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?: 
months
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Individuals entered building garage - after a resident forgot to close the door, and stole bikes.

Titan Womens Wildcat 26" Mountain Bike - White/Lavender

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike

Location

4550 N MALDEN ST APT 1W
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
White / Lavender
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 5:15pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Owner Name: 
Lila Jokanovic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
NEW
Lock Type: 
Other
Contact Email: 
lila.jokanovic (at) gmail.com
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Months - we have a bike stand in our garage.
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Someone forgot to close the building's garage door. Individual(s) entered the garage and stole bicycles. Between 5 and 9:30 PM.

Trek 7.3FX

Serial No.: 
WTU186C0173F
Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike

Location

Home
Malden Street & Wilson
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
17
Color: 
Light Blue
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:30pm
Owner Name: 
Lorna Harvey
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Contact Email: 
lharvey01 (at) yahoo.com
Lock Type: 
No Lock
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition - with kicker, bottle holder, gel handles, bike bag under seat
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.
Contact Phone Number: 
262-374-9357
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?: 
Since i mvoed here
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was in locked garage. Garage door was left open. I was gone from 5:00pm - 9:45pm and when I returned my bike was missing. There are two other bikes missing from the garage as well.

Vilano Aluminum Road Bike 21 Speed Shimano

Location

Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Ave
Evanston, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
White
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
Owner Name: 
Samantha
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Contact Email: 
samanthamclarke123 (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The handle bar tape was starting to rip at parts. There was a headlight and a taillight, where the taillight was pointed to the left. There was also a strap-on fender. No water bottle holder. The crank shaft is new as I had it replaced about a month ago.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
Contact Phone Number: 
7145013428
Police Report No.: 
2014-1761
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?: 
United States
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked in the hallway in front of the office where I work. The hallway is private though so anyone not working in my group should not have been in the hallway. Someone entered the hallway and grabbed my bike and walked through and out of the building with it. They left the helmet lying on the ground and so almost immediately after it happened one of my co-workers noticed it was missing. It happened at Northwestern University.

2000 LeMond Zurich

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

3412 N Elaine Pl
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Purple/Blue
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:15pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Owner Name: 
Margaret
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
LeMond logo is torn up on underside of downtube. Fizik saddle. Cat Eye wireless computer with cadence sensor. Rear derailleur is a Shimano 105, which is not the same as the rest of the components.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
Contact Email: 
micreagh (at) yahoo.com
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
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?: 
2 weeks
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in storage/laundry room for one week. Went to check on it and it was gone.

Trek Verve 1 Ladies

Serial No.: 
wtu016c3711j
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike

Location

condo
2043 North Mohawk
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
ladies 13"
Color: 
Purple
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 2:30pm
Owner Name: 
Emma Duncan
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Contact Email: 
minidriver12 (at) hotmail.com
Lock Type: 
Other
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.
Contact Phone Number: 
3122084829
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
6 weeks
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen off deck

leader 725

Serial No.: 
51033852
Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike

Location

4100 N Hoyne
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
51 inch
Color: 
white frame purple tires/rims
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Owner Name: 
frank echeverri
How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Email: 
echeverrifamily (at) att.net
Lock Type: 
Other
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
cow patterned seat short purple handle bars like new
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Phone Number: 
7735174487
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?: 
dna
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
my 13 yr old son ,who built the bike with his father, was knoocked off the bike at belle plaine and hoyne by 2 older teenagers.one of the older boys then rode off with the bike and fled northbound on damen.

Sekai 2000 Super SX

Location

225 W. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54-56
Color: 
Black with black bar tape and dry rotted tan lever hoods
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 5:30pm
Owner Name: 
Tom
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Contact Email: 
tom_talkin (at) hotmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a flick stand velcroed to the downtube. Good condition. Black saddle with center cutout. The saddle post used to be black but is pretty beat to hell and pretty much silver now.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
2698768869
Police Report No.: 
HX471581
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?: 
7 hours
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up at 225 W Wacker Parking garage along with probably a half dozen other bikes. Have parked it there without incident since April. Went to work and when I came out, lock was cut and tossed aside and bike was gone. Insult to injury was a half eaten sandwich left at the scene. Can only imagine thief strolling along eating their sandwich when they saw my bike and decided to go for it.

2010 TREK 3700

Serial No.: 
WTU300C2596D
Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike

Location

Home
2028 W. Erie
Chicago, IL
United States
Size: 
26 tall frame
Color: 
MATTE BLUE
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
Owner Name: 
Elizabeth Santiago/Wilbert Estremera
How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Contact Email: 
esantiago2028 (at) hotmail.com
Lock Type: 
No Lock
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2010 TREK 3700. bike light in front and back of bike. bike rack in back. optional features: small speakers w/ a 6v battery on inner frame
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
Contact Phone Number: 
312-961-7238
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?: 
3hours
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
I had just finish coming back from cashing my check a couple of blocks away, I came thru the front and lock the front gate that has a lock that has to be closed from the inside. the back gate is always locked. when I left at 5p to go pick up my daughter from after school program I noticed the bike was no longer in yard near my stairs. I have lived on my property for over 40 years and truly believe the next door neighbor and/or guest threw bike over yard as they would not have known how to open front gate without being seen my other neighbors. The bike is always locked in our basement and I had only left it outside as I was going to pick up my daughter. This particular day I did not leave the dogs out.

Schwinn Tempo (1995)

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike

Location

Gleacher Center / NBC Tower Bike Rack
450 N Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Beige
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Owner Name: 
Mike S
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
62cm frame, white removable bottle holder on frame, in good condition, black curved handlebars with silver brake pumps, downtube shifters
Contact Email: 
mscherer1124 (at) gmail.com
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
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.
This bike was recovered: 
No
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Recovery Notes: 
Incident Description: 
Occurred between 1-3pm on 10/17/14 outside of the Gleacher Center, 450 N Cityfront Plaza.

Redline

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike

Location

Michigan Avenue and 13th
Chicago, IL
United States
Color: 
Red/White
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
Owner Name: 
Noe
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Multiple stickers on the frame.
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
Contact Phone Number: 
7734479357
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.
Recovery Notes: 
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than an hour
This bike was recovered: 
No

Bianchi she mirage

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wbk142862820126123

Location

Home
Harrison st
Evanston, IL
United States
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Aqua/white
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:45pm
Owner Name: 
Mollie mcdougall
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great - white tape on handlebars, some scratches on frame, regular (not clip) pedals
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
Contact Email: 
Molmcd (at) msn.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7733015016
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
Police Report No.: 
14-30590
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Weeks
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
Bike locks were cut and bike was taken out of a private garage

Commuter Bike Shimano 21 Speed 700c Bicycle

Location

McDonalds
4237 N. Spaulding
Cicero, IL
United States
Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
White
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
Owner Name: 
Jonathan Ochoa
How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
Contact Email: 
ilikefun1 (at) gmail.com
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has few scrapes off the white paint. Has Drop Bars (the handlebars). 7 speed. ||||| http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Road-Bike-Commuter-Bike-Shimano-21-Speed-700c-Bicycle-Black-50cm-/181314422266 <---------- The photo (e-bay) is how it looks, but it is white|||||
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Contact Phone Number: 
7738247354
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?: 
4 hours
This bike was recovered: 
No
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in front of a McDonalds on Cermak and Central. It was on a tree,

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