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.

Specialized Crux E5 Sport

Location

Heritage Bicycles
2959 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WSBC601088857J
Size: 
54CM
Color: 
White with black and blue accents/decal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cyclocross bike Condition: New Off White color with sparkle flake paint

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The bike wasn't locked it was leaning against wall of Heritage Bicycles as I ran in to grab a bag. Left bike unattended for 2 minutes.
Incident Description: 
This bike was stolen next to Heritage Bicycles in the alley adjacent to the building the night of September 2, 2015 at approximately 11:30pm. The perpetrator left a Huffy frame with piecemeal parts lying on ground where bike was positioned. I left bike unattended for literally 2-3 minutes as I ran into the store to grab a bag before leaving for the night. This happened after our Wednesday night club ride. We were gathered on the outdoor patio talking and wrapped it up around 11:30pm.

SE Draft Lite

Location

apartment building
6830 N Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
ICSE11A03503
Size: 
Mens 52cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
about 3 years old, fairly new looking. Black Schwinn seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with both a newer ulock and a combination cable lock to a chain link fence. The cable lock was around one of the solid upright poles holding the fence up, going through the frame and front wheel. Due to the location of the pole and size of the ulock, the ulock was only though some of the chain link fencing. Both locks and the bike were gone. They disappeared between 1:30pm and 3:00pm from inside a locked parking lot facing an alley.

Next Shocker Men's Mountain Bike

Location

Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
DM06D248116
Size: 
26
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition. Has a Michigan State University registration sticker #8BQ0659

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?: 
Permanent location, home of the bike

Firenze GL-2000

Location

924 W Cornelia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Royal Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition -- New tires -- Royal blue with yellow lettering, flat handlebars, "Bike Lakeview" and "Maplewood" Brewing stickers -- New Specialized seat -- Please note that the bike in the photo is not the exact bike that was stolen. Mine has flat handlebars but is otherwise identical to the pictured bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from the fence outside our building -- Upon further inspection of the block other bikes and various parts had been stolen as well.

SURLY/SELF BUILT BIKE

Location

kedzie orange line
4900 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was black, yet had many patches of silver underneath from scratched off paint. It has a flat bottom bar. I had a Chicago flag sticker on one side, and a gay rights (the blue/yellow equal sign), gender equality (from the underwear critical mass in july), and two "so tasty" (jimmy johns) stickers on the other side. The top bar has a little residue in the middle from duct tape that I previously peeled off (you would probably only notice this if you touched it). Then, since the bike was self made, I put the break cables as different colors: green and purple. The shifting cable was very short and a teal color. The grips have a trim of red at the end, and the fork says "SLURY" vertically.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
My bike was stolen at the Kedzie orange line, inside of the CTA building (they would have had to already pay for enterance to steal it). The Ulock locked the back wheel and frame together; it wasn't attached to anything else.
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen INSIDE of the Kedzie Orange line train station. It was locked to itself (the wheel to the frame) with an old ULock, but a flat key. The non "U" part of the Ulock is silver (just the metal), while the "U" part is black. It was between 8AM-12:30PM on August 26th, 2015.

SE Filth Flyer

Location

Montrose CTA blue line
4600 W Montrose
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26" wheels
Color: 
black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer. Front suspension.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked to the railing at the Montrose stop off the blue line in plain sight of the attendant. Also with 2 security cameras above.

Specialized Crosstrail

Location

Home
2138 west webster ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc606054380h
Size: 
Large
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition, but the back tire was a little flat when it was stolen

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
locked bike up (U-lock) to a chain link fence overnight behind my apartment, and came out the next morning and it was gone.

Schwinn Discover City Series

Location

Kimball Brown Line CTA Station
3365 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
53.9 x 7.5 x 31.9 inches
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, had a bike bell with the word "go" written on it, water bottle rack, cell phone mount attached to handle bar, squeaky left brake, "Discover: City Series"

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 street sign.

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?: 
Approximately 18 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a street sign pole in front of Kimball Brown Line entrance. The street sign or pole had to have been unscrewed in order to have stolen the bike. The bike was locked with a cable through back tire and seat and connected to a yellow and black New York U-lock which was around the pole, frame, and front tire. My purple helmet was also wrapped in the cable and also stolen as a result.

Trek

Location

Wolcott and Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Matted black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A few years old. Good shape. Trek cruiser bike that's matte black.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Only unlocked 1 day
Incident Description: 
Left bike unlocked for first time during the day. Was stolen from under my deck by time I arrived home from work.

2015 Diamondback Haanjo Metro Alternative Road Bike

Location

Medical Sciences Building - UIC
835 S Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
59 cm
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, red water bottle cage, gel 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack in front of Medical Sciences Building at UIC medical campus on South Wolcott. Went to class for 2 hours and bike was gone upon return.

Sole' Mandrake

Location

Home
4456 N Sheridan Rd Apt3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Blue gray with orange rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Installed 2 hand brakes one silver and one black. Black pedals. Orange lights on the rims. Had cell phone holder and light holder in handlebars. Sole' mandrake.

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?: 
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?: 
4 months
Incident Description: 
U-locked to self.

Opus Adagio 2.0

Location

Eddy Street & Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SIC0G14H01394
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newly purchased on 7/19/15. Has Rear Rack, Fenders,Panier, Kickstand.

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?: 
Not locked. Garage door was Inadvertently left open for approximately 2 hours.
Incident Description: 
Our garage door was inadvertently left open for about two hours. Someone walked in through the alley and took the bike. A police report has been filed.

Gary Fisher Zebrano

Location

1448 N Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
BI-0407-C85JK08
Size: 
Men
Color: 
Black and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There is an oval Village Cycle sticker on the down tube, and a small Village Cycle ticker on the seat tube with the number 1122. There is also a gold colored metal tag hanging from the top tube (I believe it has the number 30 on it, or something close). It's a 2006 bike with reasonable wear 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
This occurred at Western Avenue, near LeMoyne (Humboldt Park). I am waiting on the security camera footage to confirm, but a construction worker next door noted that the door to the condo building had been propped open with a rug. That person came in and took the bike from the building stairwell where we store our bicycles. If I get more information from the security camera footage I will update.

Miyata (model unknown)

Location

Joel Hall Dancers & Center
5965 N. Clark Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bicycle is about 20 years old. There is rust around the seat shaft, and the brakes were replaced somewhat recently. It has mountain bike tires; the front tire was replaced somewhat recently, and looks slightly different than the back tire. It has a red rear light and front reflector; there is also a seat-mounted carrying shelf with pink bungie cords over the back tire.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A little less than 2 hours
Incident Description: 
I rode my bicycle to Joel Hall Dance Center around 2:50pm, locked it to the bike rack out front, and went in to take a ballet class. When I came out to ride my bicycle home, I discovered that the bike, along with my lock, were no longer there.

Soma Groove

Location

3300 block (Alley)
S Aberdeen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black with red/orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black frame with red lettering. One black rim one orange rim. Red-taped bullhorn handlebars. Old chrome Schwinn friction shifters on headset. Fenders and rear rack.

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?: 
three hours
Incident Description: 
Thief got into garage and took bike.

Schwinn

Location

Zoup!
177 W Washington st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Pink, White, and Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition. White grips on handle bars, seat angled down.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
I was going to work and I locked my bike up on a bicycle stand across the street from where I work. I was in the shop from 1:00 pm to 3:50 pm and when I came out my bike and chain were gone.

Trek ONE series

Location

McCormick Student Village - Illinois Institute of Technology
Dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU321C1676H
Size: 
60
Color: 
Black/Silver/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
great condition. kryptonite bike lock holster on frame.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
At about this time I was walking back into my dorm complex and realized that my bike was not where I had placed it. This is solely when I realized the bike was stolen, yet the even could have taken place before then and I may not have noticed.

Raleigh

Location

1014 n Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium, I am a 5'10 male
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Refurbished, got it from a store in Boston that puts new parts on older frames. Guessing the frame is from the late 80's or 90's. Has paddle shifters, a new thin seat, Shimano shifters (I think they are called shifters?), upright handle bars, small piece of plastic on the handlebars I would strap my light to, colorful Raleigh crest, silver peddles.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
~1 mo
Incident Description: 
Noticed it on the 31st, could have been taken during the week earlier. Wasn't taken more than a week before the 31st.

Pink Schwinn Urban Bike

Location

5020 S Cornell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good, just few scratches

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Yesterday I left my bike unlocked by a rack. The lock was positioned in the top part of my bike, in the same way represented in my picture, but it was not blocking any wheel cause I needed to use my bike again quickly. If you see a pink Schwinn bike with a lock inserted in the top part, please contact me!