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.

K2 mountain bike

Location

Regal City North
Schubert and Western Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
K2
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
K2 mountain bike with black removable basket.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Outside of regal city north between the hours of 7:15 and 9pm

Trek Verve 2

Location

1238 W Oakdale Ave #2F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU238xc2217S
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Smoke grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

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?: 
5 hours or more
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from open garage.

Mongoose

Location

Home
10843 S Hoxie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
Snxds21b30014
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
Gray with black writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
26X4.0 Fat Tire Malus with Aftermarket comfort seat, metal pedals, & Bmx style handlebars scratches on down pole and bottom from attempting to add gas engine.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30mins
Incident Description: 
Parked bike in front of house to clean dog poop off the tires. Doordash delivery came with our dinner I ate then sent my son to retrieve the bike but it was gone my neighbors camera caught two teenagers walking pass but the image was blurry.

Cannondale quick

Location

1335 W. Norwood St.
1335 W. Norwood St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, had a Thule toddler seat attached and kryptonite lock mounted when it was stolen out of my garage.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
I accidentally left my garage open for an hour and it was stolen out of my garage

Giant Escape 3

Location

W. Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great condition. One brake handle has a broken tip, and one gear shifter was recently replaced and does not have numbers like the other. Bike pictured is a stock picture of my bike.

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?: 
90 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to sign post on street while I was inside my house. When I came out to ride, bike was missing along with lock. No cameras in area.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

3211-3217 West Altgeld
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
27-28" frame
Color: 
Gray with pink accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Late 80s Schwinn bike. Gray frame with pink accents. Bamboo bike rack attached to the back. Black handlebar wrapping with pink tape. Pink lights attached to the back tire.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat 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?: 
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?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
I rode my bike last night (8/10) and got home around 8:30pm. I went to take the trash out at 8:30pm tonight (8/11) and noticed it was gone. I asked a neighbor who said she went by and noticed that it wasn't here. The area it was stolen from is a locked private space. The photo uploaded has a bag attached to the back, this was not on the bike.

Trek Marlin 7

Location

Time Out Market
916 W Fulton Market
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L, 29" wheels
Color: 
Gloss Miami Green (green/blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bicycle, perfect condition Phone mount in the middle of the handlebars Black bell near right handle Matte black water bottle holder on Bontrager elite foldable bicycle lock holder mounted under the seat XR2 Comp wheels All reflectors taken off, including on wheels (photo was when I first got the bike and before taking them off)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
18 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike on a bike rack directly outside of Timeout Market in Fulton Market neighborhood. Had a few drinks and decided to Uber home and retrieve my bike the next day. I used a Bontrager ELITE foldable combination lock through the frame. The bike was gone at 3pm the next day, and the lock was still attached to the bike rack.

Schwinn

Location

Bridgeport Chicago
29th PL
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Green frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Unsure of the lock situation Time is not confirmed but likely at night

Specialized Sirrus 1.0

Location

Chinatown, outside QXY
2000 S Wentworth
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black with white highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in good condition; distinguishing features include a back rack, a broken water bottle holder, and tires of two different makes. There was a saddlebag, a cup holder, and a RAGBRAI 2019 band on it when stolen.

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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
A friend and I left the restaurant where we ate dinner, grabbed some tea, and came back approx. 30 minutes later. The bike was missing when we returned to the restaurant.

Sole The Admiral II

Location

Equinox Fitness
1750 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
White with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. White wheels with Blue rims. Sticker showing GPS signaling on frame of bike

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?: 
1:30 pm to 5 pm: August 6th 2022
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of 1750 N Clark for 3 hours. Stole lock and bike within that time

Cannondale Topstone Sora (disc)

Location

Uptown
927 W Agatite Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
FB33096
Size: 
L
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
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?: 
For several days, it is my place of residence
Incident Description: 
A nefarious actor gained access to our building, potentially through a key code, and proceeded to steal mine, along with four other bikes from our bike room.

Specialized Sirrus 3.0 Medium 2021

Location

Accenture Tower
539 W Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc011015256s
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black with red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old, in nearly perfect condition, if not for a bit of dirt from normal riding.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Arrived at 8 AM and parked bike as this is my office building. Came out at 5 PM and the bike and lock were gone. I don't know for certain what time it was taken.

custom built Felt Bike

Location

Sofo Tap
4923 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
black with neon greenish yellow highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is brand new. The frame is black with white FELT writing on it. The brake lines are this greenish neon yellow. A big differentiator from other Felt framed bikes is this one was converted to a single speed. It has no gears or gear lines.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days

Raleigh Cadent 2 2017

Location

Home
Leland & Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black Raleigh Cadet bike. It may still have the black and silver Kryptonite U-Lock attached to the frame making it harder to ride.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Cable was cut with U-Lock still attached to the frame. Thief walked straight to the apartment complex, entered and exited with the bike within 10 minutes

GT Men's Aggressor Pro Mountain Bike

Location

Angelo caputos market
2400 N Harlem Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
elmwood park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 8, 2022 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
27.5
Color: 
black blue & green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is like new. Black frame with blue and lime green labels. Has a red blinker light in the back seat underneath the seat. two blue lights on the tires & two silver reflectors on the front handle bars.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
20 minutes max
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the bike rack at grocery store Angelo Caputos Fresh market 2400 N Harlem Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707. It was left alone for about 15-20minutes while shopping inside the store. When i came back outside my bike was gone. the lock was cut and chain was left on the ground.

Liv Alight 1

Location

5820 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 8, 2022 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K58035041
Size: 
XS
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition, new tires. Disc brakes. Black rear rack, bell and phone holder mounted to handle bars. Mount for U-lock on frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
Monday August 8th I noticed my bicycle missing from the parking garage of my apartment building. The bike was locked with a heavy duty chain around a structural cement pole, through the frame and front tire, then locked with a u-lock. The bike was hidden behind my vehicle. Nothing was left behind. The bike was last seen by me on Sunday August 7th at 12:00 noon.

Trek FX3 Disc

Location

Flournoy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU286XC2346S
Size: 
L
Color: 
"Dnister" black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in overall great condition because I got it last February. But I dropped it a couple times so it has a noticeable scratch on the top tube. It also has fenders on the wheels.

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?: 
less than a day
Incident Description: 
When moving into my new apartment, I put my bike into the locked garage. The next day (7/28), I was moving my mother's car into the garage when I saw that the door was wide open and my bike was missing. I was not the last person to access my garage, but that person says she locked it after she left.

Giant Escape3

Location

Manuel Borobia
6106 S Kimbark Ave.,Unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
KCFK87741
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Ash Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Back derailleur cable missing

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
Over night
Incident Description: 
Bike was carried away from my building basement

Trek Dual Sport 2

Location

5631
S. Dorchester Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26" wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Black rear rack with wooden top. Small red light on rear.

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Persons unknown gained access to our building's basement. three bicycles were taken. The one described here and two others.