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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.

WBD133L0575L

Location

House
N lowell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WBD133L0575L
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black with orange and white detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Purchased new on 5/5/2017. Drop handle bars. New blue disc brake pads.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from a locked garage. Video of incident, but did not capture the criminal

Trek

Location

APARTMENT
2842 NORTH ORCHARD, APT 25
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU002G0451M
Size: 
DOMANE ALR4 56 CM
Color: 
SILVER
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 YEAR OLD

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 HRS
Incident Description: 
THE BIKE WAS DOULBE LOCKED WITH A HEAVY CABLE TO A CAST IRON FENCE. I WAS OUT FOR THE DAY. WHEN I GOT BACK THE BIKE, LOCKS, AND CABLES WERE GONE. I FILLED THIS UNDER JC111423. I'M REDOING THIS WITH THE BIKE SERIAL NUMBER. I ALSO REGISTERED THE BIKE WITH THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Kona, Jake the Snake

Location

Walgreens on North Ave & Wells St
1601 N Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XS/S (49cm)
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kona Road/Cross Bike. Model: Jake the Snake 2014. BRIGHT orange. Size: 49cm (Small). Clipless Pedals, with silver foot platform mounted on bottoms of pedals. Original Kona saddle. Rear rack - black metal. Saddle bag under seat in back. Two waterbottle holders on frame.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Around 7pm on 1/14/19, at the corner of North Ave & Wells St, tall African American man cut the lock and took the bike, heading North on Wells.

Jake CX KONA

Location

Lincoln Park walgreens pharmacy
2500 North Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Bright orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition . New platform / clip on plate installed on pedals. Disk brakes front and rear wheels.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
1 hour

Specialized Allez 2018

Location

308 w Erie st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Carbon fiber saddle, saddle bag, two black/red wiel carbon fiber water bottle holder. Speedometer Magnet front wheel on right side, black shimano spd pedals.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
My company was broken into in River North.
Incident Description: 
They somehow got passed the front door and secondary door both needed a fab to get in. The used a crowbar to break in the the entrance of the company I work for on the sixth floor. Took acouple high ticket items and my bike. The bike was not visible threw any windows.

Diamondback Insight 3

Location

155 N Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
dau17b0015
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had portland design work fenders and a topeak rack. :( Was about 1.5 years old.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
I went outside to get my bike and it was gone!

Trek Crossrip 2014

Location

Racine and Diversey
2854 N Racine Ave, 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU333C9952H
Size: 
Don't known exact size. I am a 5' 10" male, however
Color: 
Deep Evergreen
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. 4 Years old. It had Cygolite light attachments, but the lights were in my room. Also had reflective velcro straps on it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Many months. But I used it daily without a problem.
Incident Description: 
Woke up this morning and bike was missing. It was locked to a wooden plank on my back porch. Somebody knocked the plank out and took the bike. Lock attached and all. I am seriously bummed!

Mongoose

Location

Oak park river forest high school
Scoville
Oak park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gears don’t all work, front brake is slightly broken. Chipping paint. Reflectors on most spikes of the wheels.

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 street sign.

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?: 
1day
Incident Description: 
Left bike locked outside school to street sign. Walked home. Came back next day. Bike was gone

Specialized Diverge E5 Sport

Location

Prentice Women's Hospital
225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc602080685n
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Boomerang GPS tracker, rear rack, clip-on pedals

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?: 
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked outside of work on E Chicago Ave (Prentice Women's Hospital) at 7:30am with a Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-7. Upon leaving work at 6:15pm bike was gone, portion of U-lock left, clearly cut with an angle grinder. GPS tracking device was on the bike but must have been smashed.

2013 Masi Premiare PC1

Location

The Madison Apartments
1164 W. Madison Street Apt. 803
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
XGK2057
Size: 
166 cm
Color: 
Black, Blue, White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellant condition, with shimano clip in pedals. Also, has a livestrong (yellow band) hanging on the seat post.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 monts
Incident Description: 
Last time I used my bike was on October 9th, 2018. The bike was locked in a secure area after that. On January 5th, 2019 I went to ride/preform maintenance on my road bike. Only then did I find out my bike had been stolen. I also had another bike and two of my fiancés bikes also locked up in the same location near my Masi. My road bike was the only one missing. I have also contacted my apartment complex and informed them my bike was stolen from their secure location while being in a locked position.

Surly Disc Trucker 58cm 700c blue

Location

California and Division
Washtenaw
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M15092086
Size: 
58cm 700c
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
great condition, rear and front racks for touring/panniers, B17 Brooks black leather saddle, front and rear fenders, 2 black water bottle cages

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
inside an appartment
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside a locked apartment. Apartment was broken into and burglarized - bike is gone.

Niner RLT RDO

Location

Lakeview
Fletcher
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
13517B30231
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New

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?: 
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?: 
Days
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked garage, locked to wall.

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

Merchandise Mart
N Wells St & W Kinzie S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60 cm
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
fairly muddy when taken, front and rear mounted racks, rear tire wider than front, Shimano Derailleurs and down tube shifters, silver Sram Rival cranks, mismatched pedals (both crank bros Acids one white, one grey).

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked on the corner of Kinzie and Wells outside of Merchandise Mart building along with many other bicycles. Went into work at Merchandise Mart at roughly 3:00 PM and bicycle and lock were gone when I returned at 9:45PM.

Giant LaFree Electric Bike

Location

205 / 225 N. Michigan Ave.
225 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, Giant LaFree Electric Bike, missing motor and seat

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 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?: 
5 hours

Cannondale 1987 SR600

Location

923 W ALTGELD ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
21092487109
Size: 
Adult size
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is an old vintage blue cannondale with black cork tape on the handlebars and a white rack on top of the back wheel.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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: 
Garage door was found open on Thursday morning. Must've happened sometime Wednesday night

Schwinn Frontier GS

Location

Garage
3042 N. Kenneth Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
P6KD25357
Size: 
Frame 16" Wheel 26"
Color: 
Hot blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good condition for being purchased in 1997. Accessories were 2 fenders, a rack, basket on left side of rack, and mirror. Circular piece of plastic by back wheel was damaged and part of it was missing. Tires had anti-flat material in them and pedals were steel, not plastic.

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?: 
6 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was in garage. Garage door was locked and breached by thieves.Bike was not locked.

Firmstrong Urban Lady Single Speed

Location

3550 N RACINE AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Vanilla
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was somewhat rusted from being stored outside. May have a combination cable lock still locked to the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to my back porch, and the railing was taken apart to remove it.

46 Dew Charcoal 2015

Location

1116 N. Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
AJ40517947
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's got fenders and a rack. Rear light is broken but super glued. Breaks don't match, it's got a sticker that reads Tishman Spayer 0179

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage

all-city space horse

Location

77 West Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M17112870
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Maroon Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect. Rear red bike rack with sticker. One water bottle holder

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked to a bike rack outside 77 W Wacker. Lock is gone along with bike.