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.

K2 Zed 2.0

Location

443 West Eugenie Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is from 2006. Seat has a good amount of wear. Has rear disc breaks.

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 weeks
Incident Description: 
I just noticed my bike was missing from a back entry area that is gated, locked, and enclosed. I am not sure how long it has been gone.

Public V1

Location

Apartment
1407 W Greenleaf Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, beige tires, red pedals with turquoise pedal straps, inversed brake levers, double kickstand, Brooks saddle, back rack with rat trap.

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?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off a porch where it was temporarily being cleaned, neighbor probably left back gate open.

Cervelo S3

Location

616 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black frame with white and red accent lines
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aero road bike - great condition - speedplay zero circle pedals for clip bike shoes to fit - 2 red and black water bottle cages, SRAM red gear set - black seat back tip is red black handlebar tape with - skinny road tires - 2011 says "Cervelo" in big white letters on the 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?: 
Not locked was stored in Garage, garage was left open for 2 minutes
Incident Description: 
Garage door was left open for 2 minutes. UPS came as I answered the door my neighbor across the street got off the phone with the police to report the incident. A tall black male with orange gloves, neon green shoes ran in an rode it down Paulina. Not sure what the police report number is as the neighbor didn't give it to me.

Women's red city bike Schwinn

Location

Barnes and Nobles book store
1630 Sherman ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Dark red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Manual gears

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
25 min
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a new u-shaped Master lock to the bike rack in front of Barnes and Nobles Book store. The street is highly frequented during these business hours. It was stolen without damagin the lock and the lock was left behind locked (closed) to the bike rack. My friend's lock at his bike (same lock brand, exactly the same lock) was opened as well, but his bike was not stolen. His bike remained Witze the Orden lock at the rack, while mine was stolen. I suspect the thief had a duplicate universal lock key.

Specialized Rockhopper 2003

Location

1412 W Morse Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
15
Color: 
Steel Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Condition. Has holder for sigma sport computer.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging on side of storage cabinet in communal garage. I recall seeing the bike at 4pm on March 25. Noticed it was gone at 130 pm on March 26th.

2008 Specialized Allez

Location

Home
3730 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WUD70518029B
Size: 
58
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in like New Condition. I just had it tuned up in 2016. It was stolen out of my garage.

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?: 
I store it in my garage. Two Years
Incident Description: 
I store my bikes in my garage which is locked. They thieves forced open the side door, and entered in the garage during the day while I was at work. I left in the morning, and the garage door was open when I returned. I don't leave the garage door open, but could see how the thieves forced the door open.

Canondale Bad Boy 29er

Location

Home
3719 North Leavitt
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large, 29" wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Average condition, Red bike register label on crossframe. some white house paint smears on crossframe. black plastic mudguard.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
6hours
Incident Description: 
Left my bike outside my appartment back door at 7pm Wednesday. Came to get on on Thursday morning and it was gone.

Trek Marlin

Location

Reside Living apartment building
1345 W.Lunt ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTO216c53220
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has 2 mudguards, Reside Living 059 sticker, black handlebar bell with compass (black and green digits). Bought in 2013, good condition. Black with red stripes

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?: 
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?: 
3 month, was checked on daily
Incident Description: 
I came home around 7pm, checked on my bike and didn't find it. The lock was also missing, I went out of my gated community to the alley and found my combination cable lock by the garbage can across the alley. It had been cut. I am sure the incident happened on March 22 because I saw my bike on March 21 at night.

Schwinn Landmark

Location

5707 W. Windsor Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Silver / Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Seat has red paint stain. Bike has no kick stand/broken kick stand.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from private garage sometime between February 20 and March 15. Lock was secured to the frame of the bike. (Bike locked to itself with heavy duty security chain)

2010 Fuji Roubaix 1.0

Location

Home
Fletcher
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60cm
Color: 
black/white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pitlocks on wheels and seat (good luck getting those off easily), white handlebar tape, hooked up for a pedometer but will be missing the actual computer portion.

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: 
Garage deadbolt kicked in, 3 bikes in total stolen

Trek Allant 2012

Location

609 Gunderson Ave
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU355C1525H
Color: 
Charcoal grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Pedal are unique - one side flat, the other side for SPD cleats. 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 years

2008 Scattante 560

Location

Logan Square
Campbell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
51cm
Color: 
Blue w/ yellow taped bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This was an older Scattante. It had a yellow Micheline Lunarlon fron tire, red in back. Yellow taped bars. Decent condition despite its age. FRONT WHEEL STILL LOCKED TO FRAME.

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?: 
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?: 
Stolen off of a locked porch at Western and Armitage 3/13/2017 between 8am and 5pm. It was there when I left for work this morning.
Incident Description: 
Someone got into our locked porch and carried off the bike with the lock still on it. (Other U-lock).

Nashbar CX1

Location

McDonald's
2635 N Clark Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with green stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. Has metal foot inserts

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?: 
12 Hours

Surly Cross Check

Location

2738 N. Pine Grove
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M14090616
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, 2 yrs old. Original Surly Stickers scrunched / not-legible. Stolen with black, front bike-rack and black plastic rain fenders. Bull-horn handlebars with new front break also.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
approximately 8 hrs
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked (newer u-lock, flat key) to a fence in front of my girlfriend's apartment building, 2738 N. Pine Grove at approximately 2:30am Wednesday morning, 3/08/17. When I went to recover it the next morning it was missing, and the low fence it had been locked to was clearly sawn through.

Fyxation

Location

Apartment
FWest Haddon Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58"
Color: 
Orange Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, hot dog sticker, bull horn handlebars, rockfo magnet mount.

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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was kept in basement of apartment building takes two locked doors to reach it. Unsure of how they did it but they also went up three floors to my actual units storage room and stole my friends bike too.

Specialized Sirrus

Location

My apartment
1019 W. Newport Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602396016J
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Matte Black with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Black spokes. Kozy's Cyclery sticker on the frame (I think on one of the vertical members). 21-speed.

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 days
Incident Description: 
I normally keep my bike in my apartment, but moved it out onto my 2nd floor deck for a week or so. Locked to a wooden railing. Woke up a few days ago and saw that the railing had been dismembered and my bike was gone. There's a makeshift hammer that was also left on the porch, made of a wooden dowel and a piece of a 2x4.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

Florence Ave.
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
25" or 27"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well used. Bike seat was ripped with foam showing through. Had an "under-top-bar" bag for storing the bike lock when not locked up. Also had fairly new front/back lights for visibility.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I was back at my house for a couple hours between classes and didn't think to lock up my bike for the short time I would be there. The bike was not visible from the street either as it was back hidden behind the house. Theif must have walked around the back and ridden it off.

Mercier Kilo WT

Location

Enclosed Parking Garage - first level of apartment complex
2143 W Wellington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Pearl White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Only a year old. Tires were 37mm Continental Top Contact. Flat, black BMX steel pedals. There is now a slight audible click in the bottom bracket while peddling.

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?: 
Two days.
Incident Description: 
Stolen sometime between 8:30pm on Tuesday, March 7th, and 8am on Wednesday, March 8th, from our parking space in the garage of our apartment complex. My girlfriend's bike was also stolen.

2012 Trek District S

Location

Condo
Clybourn + Wellington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU096C9019G
Size: 
552 (small frame)
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
5 years old, very well maintained. Strip of glow tape (pale yellow-green in daylight) running along the bottom bar. Village Cycle sticker on bottom bar. Shortened handlebars with new grey ergonomic grips; scarring on handlebars to the left of the stem. Large metal BMX-style pedals. Gatorskin tires. Planet Bike fenders, black, full-coverage, front and rear.

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?: 
Less than 12 hours (overnight), in private parking space in locked garage.
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in my parking space in a locked garage; was missing in the morning. Side door was ajar; we're not sure if it was open overnight or not.