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.

Fuji Sagres

Location

4605 N Anthon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
27
Color: 
Baby Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
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?: 
5 minutes

Trek Hybrid

Location

2765 N. Kenmore
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
women's
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition / Has an old apartment building sticker (Eugenie Terrace) / has a

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked on a quiet, residential street in front of a residence. It seemed to be specifically targeted as there was a Cannondale bike, which was slightly scratched up, next to it and was left untouched. A neighbor said they heard an unusual noise around 4:30A or 5:00A which he described as sounding like lugnuts being removed from a tire.

Trek 7.5 FX

Location

900 West Huron Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black and dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has Pinhead wheel and seat post locks (I still have the Pinhead key). Bar extenders. Small bag under 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?: 
3 days

Trek

Location

Arkes Building
676 N. St. Clair
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Green travel bag on handlebar.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 hours

trek CrossRip2

Location

3550 North LAKE SHORE DR
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu242c2527l
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New only 2 months old

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours

Giant Escape City

Location

Apartment
N. Wolcott Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C14S4276
Size: 
18" or 19" not sure
Color: 
Grey with words in purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bought new, might have a phone holder on it. Scratches around where bike gets locked. new back tire. Has bell and storage rack on back with a u-lock attached to it.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 or 2 days - went out of town for a wedding this weekend
Incident Description: 
Not sure what time it was taken from locked storage room. Last ridden Thursday evening. Friday left for wedding in champaign. Came back sunday evening and it was gone. Roommate said helmet was there with no bike. Saw that earlier in the day.

Fairdale Parser Express

Location

Home
1225 N Greenview Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
59cm
Color: 
Red with "Fairdale" written in yellow on down tube
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used condition, black bullhorn handlebars, black handlebar tape, silver Fairdale emblem on front of head tube, sticker from Let's Roast Cycles on seat tube; also has front and rear Portland Design Works (PDW) Fenders

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?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into the foyer of our condo building and stole it.

Trek hybrid

Location

321 N. Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU080C5879G
Color: 
Matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front and back fenders, rear bag mount

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Inadvertently locked only through front wheel

Specialized vita

Location

721 W Belden
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602264039M
Size: 
Women's large
Color: 
Lime green with blue writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new kozys cycling sticker on main frame. Disk brakes water bottle bracket, pump bracket three lights iPhone case mounted to handlebars

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Inside for 30 minutes came out and bike was gone locks laying there cut

Giant

Location

Ohio Street Beach/Jane Addams Memorial Park
E Ohio Street & Lake Shore Path
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright yellow Giant brand road bike, with black drop handle bars and bold black text "giant" 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?: 
Under 4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack near Ohio street beach. The bike rack area was closest to steps of beach near the pier on the east side of the beach. Bike and lock stolen between 2-6pm on Saturday June 24 2017

Trek (1990s)

Location

Logan Square
2600 N. Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older model, some rust.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
At 6:30 pm, I locked my bike to a bike rack on the north side of N. Milwaukee Avenue at the CTA station near Kedzie while volunteering at Logan Square Art Festival across the street. By 8:30 pm, it was noticed that both the bike and chain combo lock were gone.

Jamis Base Allegro (19") Cosmo Blue 2016

Location

Lincoln Park
2252 N Clark Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Y15H014563
Size: 
19"
Color: 
Cosmo Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like-new condition, u-lock, airpump and bottle-holder on frame, LED-lights on the front and back, missing/broken front reflector, splash guards, kickstand, seat-cushion, remote-control on handle-bars for rear LED light

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 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?: 
Up to 11 hours (10pm-9am)
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the wood railing of the back deck, at my second story apartment, right outside my bedroom (so it was locked 2 stories up). Went out and found the wood railing was torn off, and the bike was gone. Someone must have come up the staircase and taken the bike while I was sleeping.

Cannondale Killer V 500

Location

Century Mall
2828 N Clark Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, with a "speed she" seat that tilts upward. Bike had front and rear lights attached and left side rear view mirror.

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?: 
2 &1/2 hrs
Incident Description: 
Went to Century Mall to see a film, locked bike next to my partner's bike and onto the orange bike racks out front on the street.

2011 Trek 3500

Location

Dee Rd. Metra Station
Busse Hwy
park ridge , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Orange- Aluminum
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great shape, little muddy. Creaky chain from gears rubbing each other.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from Dee Road Metra station in Park Ridge, IL 60068

Raleigh road bike

Location

my house
3256 clifton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
it was Raleigh road bike with orange grip tape. the front wheel has beads in the spokes.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The u LOCK IS still locked to the frame under seat
Incident Description: 
I left in my back yard as i went up stares to grab some thing, came back it was gone. The U lock was locked the the frame, and should still be there Locked to the frame under seat.

Women's Novara Carema 2016

Location

330 N. Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well-used but looks fairly new. Light scratches were it was locked, mainly around the seat tube or stays.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours

Jamis Coda Sport

Location

1641 W Ohio St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
0166u14824
Size: 
21-23"
Color: 
Gray/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very New

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 night
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage overnight

Trek Neko 2

Location

Illinoise St and Columbus Dr
240 E Illinois st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
ladies frame (small)
Color: 
white, 'TREK' in dark blue, black handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 year old- new- quick release front and back tires, bontrager rack and bags on back. has mounts on handle bars for cellphone attachment and speedometer mount (not on bike at time of theft) Has a tenant registration sticker on the frame of the bike, for Coast Apartments, with sticker number 394 or 396 This is the 2017 version of my bike, but it's a 2015 model, not a lot has changed in the 2yrs since I purchased it https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/dual-sport-bikes/neko-womens/neko-2-womens/p/2325601-2017/ These are the bags I had on the back https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-bags-panniers/bontrager-interchange-deluxe-plus-rear-trunk-bag/p/14606/?colorCode=black this is the rack mounted to the bike https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-racks/bontrager-backrack-deluxe-s/p/09591/?colorCode=grey the lock was a $40 cable lock that was threaded thru both tires, the frame and the fence pictured below. My helmet was strung thru the lock as well. EVERYTHING was taken. not even a cut cable was left behind.

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 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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike to a small fence under stairs on Illinois and Columbus Dr. next to Whole Foods Market Went inside to shop for a few items, came back and my bike was the only one stolen, when there were other bikes left behind. This is the 2017 version of my bike, but it's a 2015 model, not a lot has changed in the 2yrs since I purchased it https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/dual-sport-bikes/neko-womens/neko-2-womens/p/2325601-2017/ These are the bags I had on the back https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-bags-panniers/bontrager-interchange-deluxe-plus-rear-trunk-bag/p/14606/?colorCode=black

Jamis Mens Blue 700c

Location

CTA Harlem Blue Line
6626 W Schreiber Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Jamis Brand Mens bike 700c wheels. Bike seat post suspension. Rear add on splash fender Broken front reflector Newly installed rear 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 along with helmet at the Harlem CTA Blue Line station (near Ohare). The bike was locked on the 'train' side of the turn stiles (i.e. after paying for ride) on the most easterly slot of the the most easterly bike lock station. This was in plain site of CTA help station and security cameras. The bike was locked up carefully (frame and both wheels to post) with an ON GUARD DOBERMAN COIL CABLE KEY LOCK 12MM Brand Cable Coil Key Lock (or very similar circa 2007). The helmet was a brand new White/Grey "Giro Foray MIPS" Mens Large Helmet. The bike was locked up at 7:45 AM on 6/22/17 and was missing on return commute home at 5:45 PM. CTA staff were interviewed and noticed nothing unusual.