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.

Globe roll

Location

Logan square
1850 N SAINT LOUIS AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Road bike, single speed. Globe company features.. thin tires, chain is a bit loose and comes off easily

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
This was the first time we tied the bikes to our smal back porch (which was adjoining the side walk) . My roommate checked on the bikes at 11 pm and then when we were about to head to bed at 2 am, we checked again and the bikes were gone. The lock was cut and left at the scene. They took both my bike - Gary fisher hybrid and my roommates bike which was a globe single speed road bike. Both bikes were tied together

Gary fisher hybrid

Location

Logan square
1850 N SAINT LOUIS AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Not available
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Silver chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gary fisher written on the frame, hybrid 21 speed, I bought it used on OfferUp last week and the bike was in decent condition. 700 c tires, has front and seat suspension

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
This was the first time we tied the bikes to our smal back porch (which was adjoining the side walk) . My roommate checked on the bikes at 11 pm and then when we were about to head to bed at 2 am, we checked again and the bikes were gone. The lock was cut and left at the scene. They took both my bike - Gary fisher hybrid and my roommates bike which was a globe single speed road bike. Both bikes were tied together

Felt B

Location

Wheaton College
Irving Ave
Wheaton , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F09DD0080
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Matte Grey/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. One little rubber cap missing on front left brake. Derailleur scratched from a fall. Two white water bottle cages with a pump attached under one. Saddle Bag.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours

Bocas

Location

My home
Prairie avenue and Livingston street
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Adult womens
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
European bicycle with a thick, heavy frame. Has the word "bocas" on the middle bar. Walk through style. Includes a canvas basket on the front, built in wheel lock, and back luggage carrier.

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?: 
One evening
Incident Description: 
I left my bike in our driveway next to our car after running an errand. It was there from 6pm onwards. I forgot to return it to the shed before heading to bed. I noticed it was gone the next morning

SURLY STRAGGLER

Location

Rogers Park
Glenwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Pink Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratch on rear left chainstay. Soma front rack installed when stolen. Whisky stem.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6hrs
Incident Description: 
The bike was in my car when I parked it late last night in Rogers Park. The thief broke my car window, unlocked the doors and stole it.

Trek FX 3 WSD

Location

Sheffield Lofts
999 W Wolfram St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU149C2057N
Color: 
Black and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition, carbon frame. Pinhead wheel locks on front and back tires. U-lock attached. Mount for light on front right handlebar.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked bike room in apartment building. We presume it was someone inside the building, as you need to be a resident to unlock the room.

Specialized Sirrus 2.0

Location

2933 N SHERIDAN RD
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC011125126
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Water bottle holder; was attached to a lime green bracket lock

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours

Nishiki

Location

1143 N Rockwell Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, black handlebars with white 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?: 
Three days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked inside of my building and the door must have been accidentally left open?

Cannondale Quick 7 large

Location

ICM Properties
1906 WEST WINNEMAC AVENUE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YB88728
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Silver Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is 3 months old. There is a Human Rights Campaign Sticker with equal sign on the cross bar.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in a locked communal bike room. The theft could have been from another resident or property management worker since a key is needed to enter the room.

Specialized Allez

Location

ICM Properties
1906 WEST WINNEMAC AVENUE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606009518N
Size: 
58
Color: 
charcoal black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. 3 years old. Blue painters tape on the cross bar. The bike has wheel locks.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
The bike was taken from my apartment buildings bike room.

Bianchi Eros

Location

Lakeview
N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Men’s bike
Color: 
Light green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair, blue tape on handles, light green, stickers saying “Big Dog Bike Pros, MA,” two white bottle holders

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage

Nishiki (Make) Anasazi (Model)

Location

Across the street from Parson’s Lincoln Park
2430 N Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
ACA160400860
Size: 
MD, wheel size 700
Color: 
White frame, Black lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint condition, only distinguishing feature is a white “ding-dong” bike bell on the right 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 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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I had a work session with coworkers on the exterior patio of Parson’s Chicken and Fish on Halsted in Lincoln Park. I locked my bike to a parking sign across the street around 12:30pm. When I went to leave around 5:00pm, the bike, was gone along with the lock and my helmet that was locked up with the bike.

Giant Sedona

Location

Outside bike rack
4742 N. Hamilton Ave
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
KAEK29243
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new as of July 2020. Has rack added to the back wheel to attach baskets.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Locked bike in front of building on bike rack at around 8pm on Sunday. Came back in the morning and the u lock was cut and left on the rack.

Retrospec Venus step through

Location

Back of the building
4407 N Winchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Olive green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Camel colored double pannier attached to rack. Cell phone and cup holder attached to handle bars

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?: 
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?: 
8hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked next to others in front of my back porch in an enclosed area. This morning my bike was missing, but roommates bike (also unlocked) was still there. The locked gate to the back of our building was open.

RECOVERED Trek Domane SL 5

Location

Windy City Gyros
3932 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Red and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Heavily used but mostly clean. New black fizik bar tape. Crank is quite wobbly. Tar spots on underside of downtube. Saddle rail mounted water bottle cage bracket. (Under the saddle bag) Tail light hooked over a plastic walnut bag from TJ'S on the seatpost. Full Tiagra groupset

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
5-8 minutes
Incident Description: 
CSBR received an email on 9/19 regarding the RECOVERY: a member of one of the Chicago stolen bikes fb groups spotted it on Broadway and Wilson. So I took the train up there and had called the cops but after about 20 mins, they still hadn't shown up. The guy who had the bike cruised up to the intersection but traffic had stopped him so I ran up and grabbed the bike by the bars and seat and said, "you aren't leaving with my bike". From there, the cops showed up and since there wasn't any proof that that person had been the one who stole it, I just got the bike and we all kinda just went our separate ways. I had my bike sitting right in front of Windy City Gyros while I was inside picking up an order. There were about a dozen elevator worker union guys in the store at the time. While in line I could fully see the bike. Until I stepped up to the cashier and asked for my order I could still see it. In the 30 seconds where I wasn't able to see the bike, it was taken.

Diamond Back Wildwood

Location

Back alley of this address is where it was stolen
6830 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
ACAIOC000778
Size: 
medium, women's bike
Color: 
golden, brown, tan, shimmery
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
has a U-lock clip on that clanks on the pedal, squeaky brakes, small pouch near handlebars, shimmery gold tan color

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
one day
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to itself and a metal chain link fence, inside the locked gated area of an apartment. The fence was along a back alley. The bike went missing somewhere in between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Land Rider auto-shift hybrid bike

Location

St Louis & Shakespeare (Logan Square)
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light brown/tan color Land Rider bike in good condition. Has thick, squishy seat that doesn't come with original bike, as well as a flat black plastic light attached to the front of the left side of the handlebars.

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 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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
The Land Rider bike was locked via a cable lock that was attached to the inside, locked fence of my residential building. PLEASE NOTE: I don't have a photo of my actual bike, so the photo attached is of a bike that looks very similar to my bike from Google.

Co-op Cycl

Location

900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
ET200502147
Size: 
20 IN
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike. Dark blue with gray lettering and red accents. Disc Brakes.

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Based on security footage obtained from the building, a male wearing a hat walked up between 9:20 and 9:30PM. The thief worked on the lock for about 3 minutes with a device that generated sparks and flashes of light. A piece of a link from the chain was found on the ground indicating some sort of grinder. The thief rode off on the bike.

Specialized Vita Sport (2012)

Location

1170 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606027424G
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black bike with black eco rack on back wheel, silver Greggs Cycle stick on lower frame, light on front and red light on back, loose white plastic ring on back wheel

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?: 
1.5 weeks
Incident Description: 
I went to the parking garage of the building to find that my bike and lock were missing from where I had left them. There were other bikes (some of which unlocked) that were still on and next to the bike rack.