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.

Trek 4300 Disc

Location

Chicago Cultural Center
Randolph between Wabash and Michigan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU048C3318
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black and Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old- black and orange with disc brakes and plastic rear fender

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked to Chicago bike rack on Randolph between Michigan Ave and Wabash in front of the Chicago Cultural Center.

Trek 7.1

Location

2319 W Haddon Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu242c4230k
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
teal with dark green duct tape with happy trees and hedgehog
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike is a teal Trek hybrid 7.1 bike wrapped in dark green duct tape with trees and happy little hedgehogs. Written on one side of the duct tape in teal nail polish is the word "krispy." It has a large front rack on it. It had a purple nephrology nursing bag on the front rack when it was stolen. I have better photos, but I can't seem to find any of them right now. :(

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Left at 10:30am. Door was locked. At 4pm, door was wide open and bike was gone.

Schwinn Meridian Tricycle (Maroon/Scarlet)

Location

Albany Park
4207 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
SNMNG15D27394
Size: 
Very large!
Color: 
Red/scarlet
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A scarlet tricyle (three wheeled with a large basket in the back and a smaller one in the front). Very big and bulky- there were leather straps woven into the front basket and a scarlet pillow in the back.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Hour
Incident Description: 
Locked outside the Albany Park villiage discount- we were inside for about 1 hr, came out and the bike was missing.

Shwinn Rocket 2 - 2015

Location

Humboldt Park
2841 W Cortez St #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
CM14M528300
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Slate
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
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?: 
1week
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at the porch steel. They cut the steel and took the bike.

Trek 7200

Location

Edgewater
5826 North Wayne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
51cm / 20 in
Color: 
silver with red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Came and entered basement of our 4-unit building where all of our bikes are stored and mine was gone. Last time I had seen it was 12/18 in the afternoon.

Fuji Royale

Location

2407 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Tall - 62cm
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old ten speed frame converted to a single speed bike. Straight handlebars with black grips. New Retrospec Mantra wheels with black rims.

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?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Gray Fuji Royale single speed bicycle was stolen from the apartment complex sometime between Tuesday morning (1/10) and Wednesday evening (1/11). There is an area at the bottom of a stairwell where tenants store their bikes. The front wheel was locked to the frame, though the bike was not locked to any thing structural. The building is locked 24/7, though there is access through a keypad.

2014 Fuji Tahoe 1.3 650b

Location

palmer sqr
2151 N Humboldt BLVD Atp.A
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
a5008m01
Size: 
19
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition . Pedals change for shimano xt

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
3 mounths
Incident Description: 
Bike was stollen from my apartment , Somebody walked in to my apartment and stol it from my basemant.

2003 Cannodale Caad 5

Location

205 N. Delaplaine Rd.
Riverside , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
52
Color: 
White with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, black and white bar tape, has a cyclists name on the top tube (mine), flat metal petals.

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?: 
NA
Incident Description: 
Police report filed, but no number right now. Our garbage cans were left out at extra day and someone used them to get back to our garage where they picked the back lock and pulled out the bike and loose change from my car.

Jamis Commuter 1

Location

1106 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bell on handlebars, gray rear rack, newer aluminum swept-back handlebars, brown non-original seat. Attached pic is generic model, not my exact bike. Purchased from BFF Bikes a few years ago. http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/assets/17_commuter1stepover_wh.jpg

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?: 
Always kept there when not riding
Incident Description: 
Bike was in enclosed, detached garage

Panasonic 800

Location

1106 N. Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Don't know
Size: 
Don't know
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, heavily customized. Reflective tape in stripe pattern, Aluminum Soma Sparrow handlebars, Black rubber Oury grips, single speed w/ freewheel, black fenders, bell, Bontrager tires. The attached picture is before the modifications, but with the reflective tape. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4062/4450776417_a462b68f3e_o.jpg

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Kept there always when not riding
Incident Description: 
Garage was either broken into, or door was not closed properly

Giant

Location

1928 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black mountain bike

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
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen out of condo building garage.

Trek 7.3 FX

Location

1925 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20" Standard diamond frame
Color: 
Silver/metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bought in 2012, but still in great condition. One of the crank arms is black and the other is silver. Bontrager saddle and wheels. Shimano drivetrain.

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?: 
The bike was hanging from two hooks on the ceiling of our back stairwell.
Incident Description: 
The bike was was stolen from our back stairwell on the top floor. It was hanging on two ceiling hooks of the 3rd floor.

Giant Escape 1

Location

Home
1830 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was like new- just purchased this summer. It had a back turn signal blinker installed shaped like a red diamond. It has slight scratches to the frame but in great condition.

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: 
Our garage door opened on its own and someone came in and took the bike. We are not sure how the garage door was opened. No other items were taken.

Bianchi c2c

Location

University village
1001 w 15th st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
White & black & red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike really stands out since it is mostly white. Very flashy bike. Looks like a new barley used bike.

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?: 
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?: 
Many months
Incident Description: 
Someone came into the garage in the basement of the condominium and cut the lock and took the bike.

Giant Alight 2 2016

Location

3049 West George St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
k45021726
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike. Missing one of the reflectors on the front weel.

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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
The bike was in the locked back porch. The bike was not visible from the outside.

Marin Bridgeway

Location

West logan square
3935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small/med
Color: 
Olive green and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly worn, some pocking of paint on tube. Partially step-thru aluminum frame. Had "bike winter" and "I [triangle] logan square" stickers.

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?: 
Several weeks.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to itself in a locked, fenced-in patio with many other bikes out of view of street or alley. Could only have been removed by someone carrying it away through a narrow door around a corner.

2014 Focus Izalco Team SL

Location

Hyde Park
Dorchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50
Color: 
Blue/Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. 10 sp SRAM Force group, Powertap Pro+ rear wheel, H Plus Son rims, Zipp stem and handlebars, Fizik Arione saddle

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?: 
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?: 
40 minutes
Incident Description: 
The bike was boxed up and on the porch awaiting Fedex pickup. Someone with a van or something must have taken off with them while I was picking up my daughter from school.

2014 Specialized Amira Expert

Location

Hyde Park
Dorchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
Matte Black/White/Red-pink stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Powertap Pro+ rear wheel, Thomson seatpost and stem.

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?: 
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?: 
40 minutes
Incident Description: 
I had the bike boxed up and on the porch awaiting Fedex pickup. Someone with a van or something must have taken off with them while I was picking up my daugher from school.

Fuji Cross 4.0

Location

Home
1001 W 15th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
Black with Green decals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well kept black and green, 2014 Fuji Cyclocross bike. Front wheel was aftermarket. All black. Rear wheel was still original so it was black and green. Small tool bag was attached to the underside of the seat and a blue plastic bottle holder was mounted to the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
Stored here when not being used.
Incident Description: 
The cable used to lock the bike to the cement pillar in my parking garage was cut. The cable and the lock were left behind but the bike was gone. The bike was stolen some time between 2:00pm and 10:45pm on Monday 12/12/16. Multiple bikes have been reported as being stolen in the building and surrounding buildings.