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.

2017 Specialized Dolce

Location

Nathan Avilez
2353 W Wabansia Ave Apt 410
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC618019835M
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is like new, not much use, and it has a speed sensor on the tire, the computer is not included in the bike.

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?: 
permanently
Incident Description: 
The garage of our building was broken into and several bicycles were stolen from the bike rack.

Raleigh Technium Citysport

Location

Apartment building
3150 N Sheffield Ave , Apt 202
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Sea foam
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage and new tires when stolen. Fits a very tall person

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?: 
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 year
Incident Description: 
Totally unsure when this happened, it was locked in storage for a while, so I just put a random day/time

Specialized 2017 Vita

Location

Lakeview
Briar
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602222140M
Size: 
L
Color: 
Neon Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In Good condition. Has disc brakes. Had a round black bell attached to the bar on the right side when stolen. No tears on the seat or peeling paint. Had a yellow+black U-lock holder attached to the body of the bike beneath the seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
It is in our private garage that we shared with our neighbor. No locks were broken so our neighbor likely (this has happened multiple times before) left the garage door open when they drove out and someone grabbed the bike
Incident Description: 
Not sure when exactly it was stolen. We do not use the garage often but our neighbors drive in and out with their cars frequently. There was a month in between the last time we saw the bike and when we realized it was stolen. Our neighbor has left the garage door open when driving out and that was likely what happened given that no door or locks were broken.

Brand X Road Bike 2019

Location

3709 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 31, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
sku611329
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black. Rear rack, front bag, speedometer, pump, pedal straps, side mirror.

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 was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking 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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Bike missing from locked garage. Was last seen Thurs 12/30/21 @ 3:30pm. Noticed missing on 1/1/22 @ 1pm. Other valuables in garage were not taken. No signs of forced entry. Bike was suspended from ceiling over our car. Noticed the suspension cable was unraveled and bike was missing. Don't see any additional damage to the car below.

Blix Vika+ flex

Location

1318 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New white foldable electric bicycle with tan saddle and handlebars, and front basket. Battery not included.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 days
Incident Description: 
The bicycle, a white Blix Vika+ flex foldable electric bicycle with tan leather saddle and front basket, was stolen from a locked garage. The garage is shared with one other household living in the building, Unit 3F. The neighbour from Unit 3F saw the bicycle missing with the garage doors left unlocked and wide open at 7am on December 6th, 7th, or 8th. I discovered the theft weeks later. The neighbouring building, 3221 W Evergreen Ave, has security cameras pointing at the alley in range of the garage.

Trek Verve 3

Location

Cityview building
480 N McClurg Ct
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU285XC1721R
Size: 
M
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Navy blue with neon yellow letters. It has a basket in the rear.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
Permanently since it’s where I live

Trek FX Disc 2

Location

Family First Dental
206 W Division St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTV008XC2142S
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2021 Trek FX 2

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 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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up on Division street in front of Aldi and near my dentist. I locked the bike through the frame and front wheel to a bike rack. When I came out of the dentist the bike was missing, along with the lock.

Red Schwinn road bike

Location

On Central Park just south of Wrightwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 17, 2021 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
53-56cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I got this bike from the thrift store just under 2 years ago so I do not know all the specific make details. However, it is a Schwinn (presumably road) bike. Not sure about exact size but I’d guess 53-56 cm because it worked well for me (5’9). Details to watch out for: This bike had 2 reflectors (red under seat, white on front) when it was stolen. There was also a Planet bike rojo 100 light mounted to the back. On the handlebars, there is a flexible/squishy black phone mount. I also recently got new pedals. They are metal, rather than plain black.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Under 48 hours. I last put the bike away on the evening of 12/15. Discovered it missing on afternoon of 12/17.
Incident Description: 
I went down to apartment basement on Friday afternoon 12/17. My bike—which had been leaning against 2 other bikes behind the door on the left of the room—was gone. The helmet (which had been dangling from the handlebars) was sat on a chair. There were a total of 4 other bikes in this room. All of them were still there. Unfortunately, I had not locked the bike up (got too comfortable:,( The lock was also coiled around the handlebars. I’m not sure if I left the correct combo in or if I scrambled it. It appears that the individual also took the lock.

2019 trek fx3

Location

home
616 South Humphrey Avenue,
Oak park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu047c3770P
Size: 
XXL
Color: 
matte black w/ red pedals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
purchased extra wide red pedals instead of normal pedals. will be a village cycle flat tire decal as well

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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
garage door had been malfunctioning, and it did not close properly and was left open. when we noticed hours later, my bicycle was missing. we found it listed on facebook marketplace for sale for 160, but it was then sold to a lady named giselle in north lawndale, who we just missed out on buying it from, but was then sold a bike reseller

Trek DS Sport 8.2

Location

Lake Vieiw Apartment
3346 n. Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU148c2284k
Size: 
Adult bike
Color: 
Waterloo Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, has an orange life lock, light on front, red light on back, water bottle holder, kickstand etc.

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?: 
All day
Incident Description: 
I left my apartment at 9AM, came home at 3:30PM. Somebody left the garage open and during this time, the bike was stolen.

Liv Alight-2 DD

Location

My home
2857 W Wilson Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Black metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike is in excellent condition! I only rode this beauty for 3 months. It has a silver rack on the back, two silver collapsible baskets on the sides, and the cutest bell that looks like a woodpecker pecking at a tree trunk.

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 not locked, but was stored in my garage
Incident Description: 
My family and I were home and my bike was taken from our garage between 5:00 and 6:30 pm. The person who took it walked in my side gate and entered the garage. Then this person opened the garage door and exited with my bike.

Bianchi Milano

Location

2603 N Hamlin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Light green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. 3 years old. Attached lock (the folding kind). Purchased from BFF bikes, and I believe has a sticker from them on it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Unknown
Incident Description: 
Someone entered our condo building through and unlatched door and somehow accessed our storage room. A neighbor heard and stopped thief from stealing our long-tail bike, but the Bianchi had already been stolen. Bike was not locked but the bike room was locked (to our knowledge). Apparently there was another door that was not fully latched.

Trek FX 7.4

Location

3538 W Pierce Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
17.5"
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used 2016 Trek bike with a bottle cage on the seat post. Also had a broken right gear lever and a bell on the handlebar.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Regularly parked there overnight
Incident Description: 
Our home garage was broken into overnight and the bike was stolen from inside.

Fairdale Weekender

Location

Edgebrook cycles
6450 N central ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
19RM01F485TC
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, stolen from our shop. Flatbar gravel bike with disc brakes and Advent 1x drivetrain (uncommon)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
On display all day
Incident Description: 
An employee was bringing in bikes that had been on display in front of our bike shop, the bikes are locked while on display. The perpetrator asked for a mask and while the employee had his back turned jumped on the bike a took off.

Retrospec Harper Plus

Location

1312
W Farwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
HK201026500
Size: 
43 CM
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, single speed black commuter bike. No modifications except headlight/taillight.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 2 hours
Incident Description: 
Went to friends house for dinner, arrived at 7PM. Locked to light post in front of apartment building for visibility from the window. I left at 9pm and the bike was gone, lock was cut and left in the grass.

Trek Zektor 3

Location

Logan Square
1957 n fairfield ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
A6J5084123
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black bike with pinhead skewer set

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking 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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Came home from thanksgiving to find bike was gone :( Likely stolen due to theft knowing how to get into garage and seeing my bike there with no car in front.

Schwinn Women’s Trailway

Location

Francis Hall Loyola University Chicago
6314 N. Winthrop Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
700c/28”
Color: 
Blue (Shiny Violet Blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shiny purple-blue color with teal colored writing on it.

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?: 
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?: 
Since Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Incident Description: 
I noticed my bike as well as a few others were missing when I arrived back at my dorm at around 9:45 pm. My lock had previously been tampered with with burn marks on the combination part. That incident was around 2 months ago.

Specialized sirrus 1.0

Location

Home
2200 block w Byron
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men’s
Color: 
Black/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. Has worn metal pedals. U lock attached along the top metal frame in front of seat.

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?: 
About 6 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was free standing on my back patio. completely out of sight unless someone was lurking around back courtyard and/or knew what they were looking for.

Motobecane Cafe 21

Location

5456 S. Harper Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
15
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Motobecane 3x8 speed. Silver 15in Mens bike. New condition. Black fenders, rear reflector. Flat bars. Bars were narrowed from their original width. Stem inverted to lower handlebars.

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 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 week