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 Absolute 3.0

Location

2462 N Linden Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, aside from pedals being a little deformed/dented; On-Guard U-Lock wrapped/locked onto front portion of frame, just under the handle bar.

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 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was in our back yard, in the back outdoor stairwell; not visible from the street. Our property is surrounded by a metal gate, but the front by the street was not locked. Our dog barked; we checked it out and found the front gate wide open and my bike missing from the back yard.

Fuji Silhoutte 1.3

Location

831 w Buckingham pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWBD228L0122K
Color: 
Purple letters black frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small women's frame, orange bike lock attached

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off third floor balcony. No ladder or stairs to balcony. Entrance from inside home. Home wAs never broken into. Unsure of time Bike in left on picture

Raleigh

Location

1910 W. Sunnyside
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Women's small frame. Water bottle carrier. Rear rack.

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 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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to another bike and to wood stairway on second floor of back stairs with cable. The cable must have been cut and the bikes carried down the stairs during the night. We have only lived there 5 days, and we didn't hear anything even though bedroom is right by back stairs.

Trek

Location

1910 W. Sunnyside
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Bottle holder on frame. Mud flap on back.

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 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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to another bike and to wood stairway on second floor of back stairs with cable. The cable must have been cut and the bikes carried down the stairs during the night. We have only lived there 5 days, and we didn't hear anything even though bedroom is right by back stairs.

white critical cycles fixed

Location

1625 North Maplewood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
60cm
Color: 
White frame black wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
minor scratches on handlebars bent pedal

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?: 
5 hours

Bianchi Verona

Location

Garage
5002 N Central Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CX00081190
Size: 
18.5"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sticker "On the road" bike shop; two water bottle holders, one black, one red; bell; K-stand.

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?: 
Bike was unlocked in the garage for 3 days.
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unlocked in the garage, the garage door was unlocked. The thief had stolen 3 bikes from the garage overnight.

Trek Lexa road bike

Location

Outside of Body Gears Physical Therapy and New Line Tavern
211 N Clinton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had an iPhone bike case on it and he remnants of a white sticker of the top bar from a race last year.

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?: 
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?: 
I got to work at 6:45 and it was gone by 4 when I got off
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen with the U Lock from outside of work during the middle of the day.

Specialized Sirrus

Location

Claddagh Ring
2306 W Foster
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
black/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
SRAM Via, black Crank Brothers Candy pedals, water bottle cage, headlight, taillight and black plastic 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
approx 2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left unlocked on back patio of the Claddagh Ring against the garage stacked behind several other bikes. Patio is fenced and bikes were not visible from street/alley. The bar sponsors a kickball league on Wednesdays, so teams are often hanging out in and outside of the bar for several hours after games. Bike was stolen some time between approx 11 pm and 1 am. No other bikes were stolen. (photo of similar bike, differences outlined in "distinguishing features")

Electra - unknown make, with cruiser handle bars w/ candy stripe grips and a rear bike rack

Location

Barry and Lakewood
W. Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. This is a hybrid bike I bought and switched out the seat to a cruiser seat and cruiser handlebars. The grips are multi-color striped and the bike is pink. I also installed a rear bike rack.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Unsure exactly when but bike was taken during the night.

Specialized Dolce 2012

Location

Resurrection Lutheran Church
1050 W School St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602175346G
Size: 
48
Color: 
Black/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
- Red square sticker (with Japanese characters) at top tube - Registration sticker (with Japanese characters) at bottom of main frame - Integrated shifter on right handle bar, plastic cap missing - Has drop brake and V-brake levers - Strap pedals The following items were attached to the bicycle before stolen. - Topeak TriBag - Topeak Road Morph Pump - Odometer sensors at front wheel. - Red Japanese Amulet under saddle

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?: 
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 hour
Incident Description: 
Locked to bicycle rack in front of Resurrection Lutheran Church on 1050 W School St at 7pm. When into church building for 1 hour. Found bike missing around 8pm.

Trek 7.1

Location

Swedish Covenant Hospital
North California
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was just over a month old... they took the frame and back tire and left the front tire and lock. It is a pretty grey bike that was maybe just a little dusty.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked right in front of Swedish Covenant Hospital in their parking garage. Was in there for 2 hours and when came back just the front tire and lock were left sitting there.

GIANT Escape 3

Location

Halsted Greenline (63rd & Halsted)
Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C2AD1571
Size: 
Large with 28" tires
Color: 
Charcoal & Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand-new...but has a few rust stains on seat post from chain. Bike model has an unusually large, flat bar for the horizontal part of the frame.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was locked up INSIDE the CTA Train Station (63rd & Halsted), Green Line, TO BIKE RACK from about 5:pm to 11:pm yesterday 8/23/2015
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike up INSIDE the CTA GREENLINE station at 63rd and Halsted, TO THE BIKE RACK. I went grocery shopping and stopped by my brother's condo. When I returned 11PM, the bike and the lock were both missing. There was a blue bike locked up near mine as well as a red vintage bike. The red bike was still there, but the blue bike as well as my own were both gone.

Diamondback

Location

Chicago Public Library-Humboldt Park
1605 N. Troy Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
ADU-02-074
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Blue/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red MBI registration decal #0003 located on top of 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?: 
One or two hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen between 2 and 4 o'clock p.m. I, the owner of the bicycle, was in the library during the time of the incident. In order to make his or her escape unobstructed by any witnesses in close proximity, the bike theft struck in the middle of a heavy rain storm. s

Raleigh Record

Location

Bucktown
Damen and Wabansia
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
MICHR326429367254
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange 1970s Raleigh Record frame. Grey Weinmann DP18 wheels with blue Continental tires. White seat and white "golf club style" perforated grip tape. Tektro front brake and lever. The frame was purchased on Craigslist in Detroit in 2010. It does not have a proper serial number; the number listed here is carved into the frame where the seat tube meets the top tube. This frame has an unusual bottom bracket size and threading, so it is fitted with a threadless bottom bracket with distinctive pink and blue sides. There is a scorch mark on the seat stays above the rear wheel where a disconnected piece was re-brazed.

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?: 
15 hours (overnight)
Incident Description: 
Taken from a locked garage between 6pm 8/23/15 and 9am 8/24/15.

Leader Cretin (Parts Theft)

Location

Damen Student Union
6511 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
SGLD1400676
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is a custom build. Matte black frame, Red Origin-8 Wheelset, SRAM S100 1.1 Courier crankset, Crew Co Drop-bars cut into bullhorns with Red/black camo handlbar tape. Black Wald front pizza rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked in front of Loyola's Damen Student Center on the North side in the bike racks (Between Damen Building and Mertz Dormitory). I left my bike locked there for about 10 hours, but the last time I checked it was still there (6:30pm). I left it and came back to it at 8:50pm and the bike was stripped of the Crank, Fork, handlebars, and basket. The bike itself was still there (frame wheelset and seat), but the thieves used specialized bike tools to take apart the parts off my bike. I have left my bike in this general area for the past 2 weeks and I have a suspicion someone in the neighborhood has been scoping out my bike. I reported to my campus's PD and gave them a description of the situation. There are some cameras in the area but there I do not know if it could have caught them in the action. They had told me that the kids in the neighborhood have done this type of thefts to other Loyola students. The crank that they stole is an SRAM S100 1.1 Courier 48t 170mm with a black plastic pedal, the fork is an i803 Carbon Leader Fork with stem, the handle bar they stole was a Crew Co Drop bar cut into a bullhorn with red/black camo handlebar tape, and the front basket was a black Wald pizza delivery. The thieves literally only took these parts and left behind the screws and bolts behind.

Trek Alpha 1.2

Location

Maggie Daley Park
337 E Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60 cm
Color: 
Black with red detailing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small tear on seat (patched with black tape), Shifters and rear derailuer were scuffed from an accident, also has a bike trailer attachment on the rear 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?: 
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?: 
20-30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked with bike trailer at Maggie Daley Park at the bike racks at the intersection of S Columbus Drive and Monroe St. We left the locked bike for no more than 30 minutes to find that it had been stolen, along with the trailer.

Trek Verve Hybrid

Location

2451 W Altgeld
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU140C16565
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black / Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New - wear in frame from u-lock to front wheel. De-fender rear fender. Two-pocket underseat bag.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
One night
Incident Description: 
Back locked to rack on vehicle. Entire rack and attached bike cut and stolen.

Raleigh 575 SLi

Location

W Altgeld
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Forest green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty old bike, from the 80's. Was rusting near the handlebars and a little on the chain. Has back bell on left hand side near the left brake.

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 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?: 
2 nights
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up in the back area of apartment building. The thief must have gotten in somehow since the back area is gated and locked. Bike was left unattended for 2 nights, 2 days. *picture is of a bike that looks similar

Electra Cruiser 1

Location

Lincoln Park
334 West Dickens Avenue apt. 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu003a5292k
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new, seat set for somebody 5'3

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
20 Hours
Incident Description: 
Left my bike locked to this street sign at around 5pm and meant to go back outside to bring it around to the inside of my building (I had been carrying a lot), forgot about it and went to use it in the morning when I remembered and it was gone.