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.

Crosstrail Sport Disc

Location

Mb Financial
2 S. LaSalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606026069J
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
relatively new with metal pedals instead of the plastic ones that it came with.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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?: 
A few hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked

Fuji Sportif 1.7C 2013

Location

Gold Coast Galleria
111 W. Maple Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
fi343ic0320j
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
Royal blue and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition - some rust on the chain, cracked shifting gear; royal blue and white frame with blue handle bar taping (note - picture includes white taping, but mine was blue); water bottle cage on the frame between the wheels; skinny black rack (4 inches or so wide) above the back wheel; had a OnGuard Bulldog lock holder on the back frame

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 12 hours

Kona

Location

Home
Roscoe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
AA90627450
Size: 
Small, approx 26 inch
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, but frame in reasonable condition (i.e., does not look new). Rear black rack. Rusted screws and half-missing bell (also rusted). Some white paint splatter on tires and bottom of frame. Front wheel quick-release rusted. Some rusting/wear on chain and gears.

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?: 
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?: 
Less than 1 week
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 01:00 and 10:00am. Bike was locked to wooden balcony post at rear of house/apartment near an alleyway. Post was completely torn off railing. U-lock was attached to post, frame and front wheel. Had only been here for less than 1 week. Thief/thieves would have had to climb over balcony to get to it as it was on the inside and there is a locked gateway entrance to rear of building. Appears that the railing has just been ripped off with bike still attached.

Trek Madone 2.1

Location

Magnolia Gardens
4553 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU005G5935G
Size: 
56CM-MED FRAME
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BRAND NEW. BOTH WHEELS ARE QUICK RELEASE.

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?: 
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?: 
Over a year
Incident Description: 
Our bikes were locked up in our garage. The door to our garage closes automatically, but is on a sensor. We came home to only one of our bikes still there. The bikes were locked to each other. The men's bike was stollen while the women's bike was still there. The cable strung the bikes together with a black Ulock. The cable was cut and left at the scene. Our air pump was also moved from our garage spot and left elsewhere in the garage near the gate to our garbage room which leads to the alley. The pump was likely needed to fill the tires with air, as the bikes had not been used since last summer.

Giant

Location

95th Street-Beverly Hills Metra Station
1766 W. 95th St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new black bike. Large Giant logo is written on the bike. Water bottle rack included.

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?: 
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?: 
The bike was locked from 7:00 a.m to sometime before 8:00 p.m
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to bike rack before I departed. As I returned to retrieve my bike, the bike had been removed from the scene. There was no evidence of the lock being broken, or anything else being broken/cut.

KHS Urban Xtreme

Location

Institute of Cultural Affairs
4750 N. Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U14N00113
Size: 
L- 22.5"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition. It had a cheap metallic rack on the back, and a red Abus u-lock bracketed to the frame. Black bar tape.

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?: 
Two weeks
Incident Description: 
Discovered my bike missing from the locked bike room in my building. There's a single community key that must be checked out from the front desk. My helmet and pannier had been removed from my bike, and were placed neatly by the door.

2008 Specialized Crossroad Sport

Location

4944 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black frame, orange and black seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
rust on handlebars, purple lock on seat, tires do not hold air very well

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 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from locked garage between 10pm and 9am the night of April 18th.

Trek Crossrip 2014

Location

In front of Protein Bar at Franklin and Adams
233 South Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU002C3622J
Color: 
Forest green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Came downstairs. Bike gone

Schwinn 24" mountain kids bike

Location

Our front storage area
1428 W. Olive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. The bike had bits and pieces of streamers and tape on the spokes that was left from decorating it last summer.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
This was my son's bike. He came home from school and left it unlocked in front of our place where we have an area where we park and lock our bikes. We live in a garden unit, so an area not easily seen from the sidewalk and we also have a locked gate around our place. The last time we saw it for sure was around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and a neighbor said he came back home around 11 p.m. and the building's front gate was locked. We think they may have jumped the gate to steal the bike, but not sure. His lock was wrapped around the handle bar, and it is a cable lock with a combination. The seat was all the way down as he is 9 years old. We seem to never had gotten a proper picture of the bike...

State Bicycle

Location

1345 W 19th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
49 cm
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All white bike with brown handlebar and seat accents.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 evening
Incident Description: 
The bike and one other were taken between 8PM and 8AM from inside of a 10 ft. wall compound area with a locked gate. Image depicts when back tire & seat were stolen 4 years ago. Seat is Brooks Women's brown leather saddle.

Tricross Specialized Bike 2011

Location

Marshalls/DSW
3131 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
I am a 6ft tall man
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect Condition BUT had a Thule light grey child seat attached to it.

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 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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
My husband and I were on a family bike ride & went into Marshalls on Clark & Halsted in Lakeview. We went inside for 30 minutes & came out and his bike was gone. Our two bikes were locked together with a cable lock and they cut it and left my bike and took his. His bike had our baby seat attached to it & with was a light grey Thule seat attached on the back with black seat padding & blue clips. So someone must have just road off on the bike with an empty baby seat on the back.

Nishiki Manitoba

Location

W Superior St Alley
1531 W Superior St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ACA151202304
Size: 
19 inch
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
N/A
Incident Description: 
bike stolen from garage between noon and 8:30pm.

Trek Domane 2.0

Location

FFC West Loop
10 S Clinton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
black/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
red lettering, great condition. There is also a small black saddlebag underneath the 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I was working out at the FFC West Loop gym location. I parked and locked my bike on the bike rack on Clinton St directly in front of the main entrance to the gym. The bike was stolen between 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Specialized Allez 2015

Location

DePaul Campus Lincoln Park
2459 N. Seminary
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54"
Color: 
Red, with black and white Specialized logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratches on the front handle brakes from crashing, clip in Shimano XTR pedals, white tape underneath the saddle. Saddle bag, and 2 bottle holders with back and front lights

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?: 
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
Incident Description: 
was left securely locked and found completely gone without a trace 1.5h later.

Fuji absolute 15

Location

my apt
506 w Deming
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
FJ168IC1785K
Size: 
14
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new- one small scrap on the top of the bike

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?: 
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?: 
For maybe ten hours overnight
Incident Description: 
I left my bike outside my apt after riding it during the day and I forgot to bring it in overnight. When I woke up my lock was cut and the bike was gone.

Downtown #25303

Location

Edgewater
5857 n spaulding ave
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
k14ck21128 frb0042
Size: 
average bmx size
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good, brake on right side of handle bars

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
couple of hours
Incident Description: 
Person walked up cut the lock and left with bike. Was caught on camera in front of Senn High School.

KHS Flite 100

Location

4318 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
50CM
Color: 
WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, KHS 50CM WHITE FRAME. has a Thomson elite seatpost, Thomson stem and a thomson stem cap. Selle saddle, It has black H Plus Son Deep V wheel set. Left side of the frame has a iphone "Slide to unlock" sticker.

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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a locked storage room in apartment basement storage room with 2 other bicycle.

Specialized

Location

4300 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602021271F
Size: 
49CM
Color: 
WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has two carbon bottle holders.

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was not locked, was stored in storage room in basement with 2 other fixed gear bikes that was also stolen.

Unfortunately do not recall

Location

250 N Dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Saddlebag Rack, thin tires, battery LED tailight with 3 different patterns of light

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?: 
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?: 
1-7 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike in front of Lakeside Bank on Dearborn around 8:45 am. When I went to get it @ 5 pm it was completely gone. Many bikes were parked so not sure why mine was singled out.