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.

Giant Liv Cypress W, Model #50020613

Location

Backyard
W. Armitage Ave & Hoyne Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C54K6810
Size: 
S
Color: 
Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new (8 months old). Navy blue with light blue writing. Women's model. Black seat. Black basket in front.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
During the winter
Incident Description: 
Bike was last seen in the backyard about 7-10 days ago and I noticed it was missing today. It was locked with a U-lock to the back porch in a gate locked backyard.

Fuji Roubiax 3.0 LE

Location

Apartment
1125 w washburne ave unit 101
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD326L0090J
Size: 
54
Color: 
White with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
around 8 months old, two white plastic water bottle cages, Bell cyclo meter

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 months
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into garage and stole my bike. there were dents on the garage door. other items in the garage were open and looked like they were being looked into.

Mercier Kilo TT

Location

Apartment
1125 w washburne ave unit 101
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
U13A0036
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 sticker on the top tube one says Cliff Bar on it

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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into the garage where my bikes were stored and stole it. other items that were inside the garage were opened and looked into.

Fuji Palisade

Location

Loyola Train Station
Loyola Ave. & Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SE628255
Size: 
50cm Frame
Color: 
Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Navy Blue with Blue taped handlebars with pink at the top. Cream colored front fork. Has a silver race blade rear fender.

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?: 
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?: 
7.5hrs
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike up at the Loyola Train station bike racks. When I got back from class around 4pm or 4:30pm it was gone.

Novara Strada

Location

Garage
2300 block of W Shakespeare Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U110K15287
Color: 
Red/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left 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?: 
Stored in garage when not being used - last seen 10:30PM 2/21
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke through garage side door with crobar defeating deadbolt. Climbed over golf clubs and car to cut cable on two bikes - Specialized Stumpjumper & Novara Strada

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp

Location

Garage
2300 block of W Shakespeare Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Red w Black fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
used but good, Chicago Triathlon sticker on top tube

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left 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?: 
Stored in garage when not being used - last seen 10:30PM 2/21
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke through garage side door with a crowbar defeating the deadbolt. Climbed over golf clubs and car hood to get to bikes. Cut cable lock and only removed bikes.

Cannondale Synapse 6

Location

LAZ Parking Garage
527 W Webster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WM26880
Size: 
Womens
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition very good. Had red bike tape.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 Months
Incident Description: 
Police Report HY15998

KLEIN ATTITUDE COMP

Location

ROSCOE VILLAGE
BELL
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Purple ----changes color from different angles
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition----has XT CRANK AND PEDAL CLIPS -- HAS SHOCK IN FRONT

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?: 
HANGING IN THE GARAGE
Incident Description: 
BIKE STOLEN OUT OF OUR GARAGE---ALSO A MARIN MOUNTAIN BIKE WAS STOLEN, TOO.

Women's Fuji Newest 3.0

Location

Garage on alley of 2100 block of N Sheffield
2145 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Womens
Color: 
Royal Blue with White Streaks and the FUJI logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike was in like-new condition. My wife didn't ride it very often. The most distinguishing characteristic is that there was a triathlon sticker we couldn't get off. The number was 4 digits and started with "57". There was also a small pouch we purchased that was attached to the bike. Additionally there was a U-Lock secured to the bike; rear tire was locked to frame but not locked to any objects.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
Bike had been locked in the garage for roughly a week but I activity saw the bike each day on my way to my car.
Incident Description: 
This bike along with an Orange Raleigh Supercourse were stolen from our garage. My neighbor mistakenly left the garage door open. The bikes were stolen sometime between 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 10th and 7:00am on Wednesday, February 11th. This bike was hanging from hooks I installed in the rafters of the garage so someone came into the garage and stepped on the hood of my car and to get this bike. I know because they left their foot print on the hood of my car. There was a U-lock locked between the rear tire and frame but not locked to an object. As mentioned earlier this bike had a small rectangular triathlon sticker attached to it that we could never remove. If you see a women's Fuji with a sticker on the frame with a 4-digit number that start with "57" call the police immediately. The picture is what the bike looked like and obviously not the exact bike.

Raleigh Carlton Super Course

Location

Garage on alley of 2100 block of N Sheffield
2145 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54CM
Color: 
Orange with original Raleigh logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This was an 1981 Raleigh Super Course 10-speed that was mostly original parts and painting. It was a free gear meaning there was no clicking between the gears - you slide it between the different gears. The bike had a U-lock attached to the rear wheel and frame so potentially someone could ask to remove the lock. It was overall and Orange bike with white tape on the handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
Bike had been locked in the garage for roughly a week but I activity saw the bike each day on my way to my car.
Incident Description: 
This bike and a woman's Fuji were stolen from my garage after 8pm on Tuesday, February 10th and before 7:00am Wednesday, February 11th. Unfortunately my neighbor left the garage door open. We also own a third bike that has more security on it that was left alone. I think someone walked through the alley along Sheffield near Webster and saw an open garage and took what they could. The picture is not my bike but one that looks similar to it that I found off the internet.

Mercier Kilo TT

Location

2256 N. Lincoln Ave APT 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56"
Color: 
Green Frame, White Handle Bars, Gold front brake mechanism
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dirty white grip tape on the bars, the front break is over on the left side. The frame has a dent in it, an "I <3 CO" sticker and a "RAD" sticker. Chain is rusty. White deep v rims.

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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken between 1:00p and 8:00p from inside my apartment building in a vom next to the stair case. Neighbor said when she left at 1:00p, it was there, and it was gone when she got back. Some of our mail and packages had been opened as well. Two eye witness of accounts of similar bikes by 46th and Western and 50th and Western.

Specialized dolce c2

Location

6957 N. Greenview Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wsbc606009326i
Size: 
48cm frame
Color: 
Black and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new (2014) teal handlebar tape

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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
garage was closed and locked prior to me leaving the apartment, bike was gone upon return

Miyata 512

Location

Bow Truss Coffee
1641 West 18th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue, white, red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Worn condition

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
The bike was left overnight in front of Bow Truss Coffee on 18th in Pilsen. Note: the image above is not the actual bike. The frame is identical, but the remainder of the bike is different from what's in the image.

Kazane

Location

Bank of America
150 S Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black with red flecks visible in the sun.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is a black, new-looking road bike. The letting is white and says "Kazane" and there a dragon on the seat stem. The paint has red flecks in it that reflect when in the sun.

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 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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Bike lock was broken, therefore thieves must have had tools

Giant Yukon

Location

Home
1945 N. California Ave Unit G
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19.5
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used. The bike was ~12 years old. It had obvious signs of wear and tear.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Came out my back door on the morning of January 31, 2015 and the bike was gone. It could have been stolen at some point in the last two days.

Panasonic

Location

Harlem Blue Line
Harlem
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Left brake handle missing, back brake barely working, back tire nearly smooth (no tread), black sponge on handle bars, broken left pedal

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?: 
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?: 
~11 hours
Incident Description: 
It was parked at the train station, it was gone when I arrived.

Klein Quantum race

Location

West Rogers park
Maplewood ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm or there abouts
Color: 
two tone,White top grey underside. looks white from the side
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a 2002 model Klein Quantum race with red Rolf vector wheels and Bontrager Race Lite tires. the fork is black raw carbon. the bar stem is made by Ritchey and the bars are taped black, there is a cycle computer and a light mount on the bars. the gears and crank are Shimano Ultegra and it has Shimano Ultegra Dual Pivot brake/shifters. It has Shimano pedal shoe clips

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?: 
was hanging on the wall in my garage
Incident Description: 
my garage was broken into and my bike was stolen off the hooks from which it was hanging.

1998 Bianchi Campione 49cm

Location

Garage
1413 S 49th Ct
Cicero , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49CM
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Distinct orange and should have a Plume mudguard (rare)

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?: 
Months

Diamondback Clarity 1 Hybrid

Location

Apartment
2107 N. Kenmore Apt. 3F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DAP13C01423
Size: 
15" frame
Color: 
grey/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, silver/grey frame, lightweight, black/white/silver 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Workers have been in and out of our basement working on first floor maintenance. Basement door has been found unlocked on multiple occasions during this time period. Went to bring luggage down to storage unit in basement and bike was missing.