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.

Liv (Giant) Alight 2

Location

Residential Apartment
Orchard and Deming
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K080oo717
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Dark Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. It has a white sticker on it for 300 East Randolph. I think number 0200 (or similar, that could be wrong). It has an ABUS U-lock with lime green top.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2-3 days

Salsa Cycles, Journeyman

Location

231 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Make: Salsa Cycles, Model: Journeyman, Description: Lightweight roadbike in like-new condition. Body of bike is white and says "salsa" on the downtube (diagonal bar), there is a small grey image of a pepper on the head tube on the front of the bike (the pepper is not a decal, but rather an image on the body of the bike), black dropbar handlebars, with brakes on the handlebars, levers on the handles adjust gears, two water-bottle holders fixed on the downtube. Black quick-release tires, (which were locked to prevent theft/being able to be removed from the bike at time it was stolen). Thin black seat, says "WTB" in small letters on side of the seat. Tires are a sort of "hybrid", thicker than thin road-bike tires, but thinner than mountain tires. Bike was locked to a bike rack with a U-lock and cable through the wheels, in front of 231 S. LaSalle Street, corner of W. Jackson Blvd. (right in front of Chicago Board of Trade building).

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?: 
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: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack with a U-lock and cable lock through both tires. The quick release tires were locked and can only be removed from bike w/a key (which I have). Bike rack is in front of 231 S. LaSalle St. corner with Jackson Blvd. Bike was locked at 8:45AM, and when I returned to the bike rack to retrieve the bike at 6:45PM, it was gone, along with the U-lock and cable lock. Nothing left behind. I took a picture of the rack at time I realized it was missing.

Mongoose

Location

5476 S. Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver with Blue Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Men's mountain bike with off-road handles (extra stabilizer bars), 21 gears (shifters on handlebars near center). Noticed stolen on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 from 5476 S. Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago IL

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?: 
Five days

Trek FX 2 - Disc Woman’s

Location

Lyric Opera House
20 N Upper Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU246C2227N
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Miami Green ( Turquoise blue )
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new!!! Took home from Trek store Monday. Stolen Wednesday. Had added brand new allen black Brontrager Front and Rear Fenders and bike rack installed. Had added my old rear bike light mount. Came with Bontrager cellphone mount on handlebar.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Locked frame to bile rack in front of Lyric Opera House (Madison/20 N. Upper Wacker Drive). Bike had Kryptonite SE locking skewers on front and back wheels. Lock was Brand new Bontrager Elite Keyes Folding Lock. Went inside at 12:53pm found stolen at 2:05pm same day.

2016 Momentum iNeed Street

Location

Novel Coworking
318 W Adams Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
15432
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Blue with Bronze accents (fenders, seat)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Unique color combination with bronze (copper-colored) fenders. Built-in cupholder in frame. Built-in rack with bronze/copper straps.

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from office building bike room.

Trek Lexa S

Location

1002 W Diversey pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White with dark teal detail and aqua handlebar grips
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In near new condition very little in the way of scratches or wear and tear. Toe clips on the pedals. When taken had two small gear bags, one under seat and one by 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?: 
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?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Parked in front of Starbucks and LVAC gym on Diversey, parked at 11:10 and returned at 1:20pm to find bike missing.

Schwinn Men's "Trailway" Bike

Location

150 N Upper Wacker
150 N Upper Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men's regular
Color: 
Dark metallic blue frame with Silver accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, with some minor scratches in the paint, but looks mostly new. Black metal basket in the front, blue/red/yellow children's bicycle bell on front handle bars (sentimental, was my little brother's bell from his first bike), cell-phone pouch on front handlebars, side mirror on left handle, Blitzu headlight in front, bottle rack on middle diagonal frame bar beneath seat, two rear brake lights, blue LED lights in both wheels, has my name/email address on a sticker on the front handle bars, a sticker reading "4074" on front handlebar joint, and a garage parking sticker on the side of the frame.

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
I arrived at work at about 9:40am, with my GoPro recording. I locked my bike to the bike rack by running the combination cable through the frame and the front wheel. The rack my bike was secured to was a very sturdy city-owned black bike rack (not a "sucker-pole"), the kind that is a single metal frame secured pretty deep into the sidewalk pavement. (Shaped like a big staple.) At 6:00pm, I came out to find my bike missing, and a different bike in its place. The security footage shows that at 3:35pm, a black male wearing a red hat, grey loose-fitting pants, dark-colored jacket, black & white shoes, and a backpack, casing the bike rack area, inspecting it, shaking the bike a bit, then using a screwdriver to remove the cable lock quickly, and rode away on the bike southbound on Wacker. Security is watching vigilantly from now on.

Schwinn Voyageur 21 (S11VOY21M1)

Location

Cumberland Metra Station (Des Plaines)
475 East Northwest Highway
Des Plaines , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
SWIDC11A09297
Size: 
Mens Medium
Color: 
Red (Tomato Puree)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Some scraps and wear of the frame. Chain had some browning, but in good condition. Leather handlebar grips (right hand-grip is damaged with white interior showing). Dome compass mounted on right side of handlebar. Connection point for Trail-A-Bake mounted beneath seat post. U-Lock hostler mounted on left-side of frame above chain.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the Cumblerland Metra Station in Des Plaines, IL. It was locked to the fence by the station shelter on the Northwest Highway side. The thief either cut the metal cable securing the bike and lock to the fence, or may have been able to unlock the u-lock using the combination code. The proprietors of the restaurant across the street, didn’t remember seeing the bike get stolen. But, there are cameras at the station, so the thief may be on video. The Des Plaines police are investigating.

Specialized

Location

3012 N Waterloo CT
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
ISO 4210-2 2014-C
Color: 
Mint
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Key locks on seats and tires, faded patch on seat

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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Came out from work to a missing bike

Euromini Zizzo Campo 16001

Location

515 N State Street
515 N State Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
D71108356
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition: New Distinguishing features: Euromini website printed on wheel spokes, Kryptonite lock mount attached to bike below the saddle.

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 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3-8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked to bike rack with a kryptonite U-lock through wheel stolen from corner of E Grand Ave and N State street. Incident happened between the hours of 12:00pm-5:10pm. U-Lock was left locked to the bike rack.

Specialized Vita Comp Disc

Location

Nina Mlynek
928 W Monatana St, Unit 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602055994J
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Bright green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition - bright green color with white and black discs around the wheels. The specialized name on the bike is in black lettering. I also had a small report tool kit bag under the seat and a speedometer on top of the handle bars.

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?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
The bike was inside a locked shared garage. Someone must have left the garage door open

Raleigh Intrigue 2.0

Location

4327 N Avers Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U71K26338
Color: 
Green, yellow and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black water bottle holder on frame. Bicycle in good condition overall. Chipped paint revealing white undercoat in a few places on frame. Mileage tracker near handlebars. Scorpion sticker and budget by cycle sticker on frame

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Robber broke into apartment and attempted to break into my unit using crowbar or screw driver. Bike was unlocked in storage area I went to the unit door and saw thief through the peep hole. I yelled and he ran down the hallway grabbed bike and ran out the back door.

Liv Alight

Location

844 W 33rd St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Liv Alight, charcoal gray. I had it for less than two weeks, and I hadn't had a chance to register it with the police yet.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside a locked garage, but my husband came home to find the garage door open and the bike missing.

Trek 8.3 DS

Location

Monroe and Columbus
99 S Columbus Drive, basically
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU339C1981J
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
Black and Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue pedals, water bottle holder, lock holder, lots of stickers (DePaul U, Three Ships Roasters, Chic's Diner, "ELK"). Was stolen from the bike rack on north west corner of Monroe and Columbus Drive, near the Art Institute.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Parked two bikes on the north west corner of Columbus and Monroe at the bike rack, went to see the Bean and have brunch at The Gage, came back and one of the two bikes was gone, along with the lock, and the helmet (which was also locked up).

6ku Urban Track Bike

Location

Huntington Bank
4718 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Just bought it last week from Amazon! Didn't write down the serial number. Parked it, worked out, when I came out it was gone.

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 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?: 
1hr
Incident Description: 
My bike was the only bike locked up outside Huntington bank on Broadway in Uptown. I went into first ascent to climb, looked out the window around 6:30pm and saw my bike. When I left at 7 it was gone.

Motobecane fixed gear FrankenBike

Location

North Pond Lincoln Park
2610 N Cannon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Neon orange frame, purple bull horn handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good but ridden condition. It’s neon orange with motobecane in silver letters. Purple front wheel, neon green fixed gear back wheel, neon green pedals with pink hold fast straps. Tan brooks saddle and purple bull horn handle bars.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was not locked, but it was in a locked area behind North Pond in Lincoln Park. It was stolen while I was working.

Trek FX3 2019

Location

University Hall at UIC
601 S Morgan st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU304C3588N
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Viper Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Trek FX3 2019 in Viper Red.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked at the bike rack in front of University Hall at UIC close to the Behavioral Sciences building. Was stolen probably at some time after 5 after campus traffic died down.

Alight 3 Gia

Location

1133 W Taylor Street
1133W Taylor St Apt3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GKX8038792
Size: 
MED
Color: 
MINT
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BRAND NEW WOMAN'S FRAME

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?: 
OVERNIGHT
Incident Description: 
the bike was stolen through the back door of an apartment building located at 1133 W Taylor street. The bike was located on the fourth-floor stairwell. the thief trespassed the building and climbed four flights of stairs.

Raleigh talus 29

Location

William Hedrick
1034 Linden Ave.
Wilmette , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
U13YK12940
Color: 
Lime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost brand new. Had a lime green basket. Very distinct color. Lime green.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into my back porch as well as my garage. Took my bike and leaf blowers from our garage. The bike is very distinctive.