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.

Frejus 1960's Vintage

Location

My Home
2428 N. Harding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53-55 cm
Color: 
Olive Green w Maroon Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rare Vintage Frame. Aftermarket Wheelset, Tires and Seat. Neon Green Bar Tape, secured w flowery duct tape. REWARD for Return.

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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
This bike was in my carport/garage within the locked 8 ft wrought iron fence surrounding my property. It was taken within 24 hours of the above date and time.

Raleigh Capri

Location

Henry's Swing Club
10 W Hubbard Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black road bike with front and rear lights. White handle bar grips.

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?: 
3 hours

Jamis Coda Sport

Location

5055 N. Western Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U146U27695
Size: 
Medium Frame
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has Planet Bike black full fenders on both wheels, minimal paint scraping on top of frame

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was temporarily U-locked to a fence, was going to go through the back and bring it inside the yard, but by the time I arrived, it was gone.

TRAYL Men's Trax 1.0

Location

Metra Clybourn Station main bike rack
Ashland and Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26"-29"
Color: 
Black with orange text
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
0-8 hours
Incident Description: 
U-lock was picked and combo lock was broken.

2011 biria

Location

alley behind our home
917 W ALTGELD ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
K01233313
Size: 
26"
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
used- silver & black cushioned seat, single speed w/ large gear ratio. back wheel has child trailer hitch. left front handlebar has side view mirror. custom handlegrips. gatorskin road wheels w/ white rims. Was registered with U Chicago Police Department so registration tag 00752 is on 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
garage door left open by neighboor.

Trek 7300

Location

342 W. Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Royal Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well used bike, but in good condition. Worn paint from years of use and an old accident, but recently replaced seat and recently cleaned and tuned up.

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 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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside of my office while I was working. I came back from lunch around 1:30 and it was still there. We have a valet service for the restaurant next door starting at 3:30, so sometime between 1:30 and 3:30 someone cut the lock and took the bike.

Cannondale Trail 7

Location

2755 N Lakewood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black / Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition. Black with green highlights.

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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to itself with a newer U-lock with flat key.

Cannondale CX

Location

Residential
533 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Has black pouch and bell attached. Has toe clips for riding with bike shoes.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 12 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen directly in front of residential building on sidewalk. Front wheel and bike lock left at the scene.

2014 Black Trek 7.7 FX

Location

Home
Whipple
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU026XD5172H
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike. Purchased in 2014 but only ridden a couple of times. Has Super Flea headlamps

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?: 
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?: 
Six months
Incident Description: 
Thieves entered through side garage door, opened garage, and stole two bikes. The other bike was a 2005 Silver Specialized Roubaix.

2013 Cannondale CAADX 105

Location

Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C13XR5C51
Size: 
51cm
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Brushed aluminum/clear coat frame with some faint scratches on the top tube where the brake cable rubbed. Black carbon fork, black handlebars/tape, black seatpost/saddle. Continental Grand Prix 4 Seasons tires. Time ATAC pedals. Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever brakes. Silver chromoplastic fenders. Rear red blinky light. Handlebar mount for headlight. Stem mount for Garmin computer. Headlight and computer were not on the bike. Shimano 105 shifters/derailers. FSA crankset. Lots of salt on frame/components from winter riding. In the picture below, the bike has bottle cages - these were not on when it was stolen.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15-20 mins
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a metal stop sign pole in the causeway between the Ritz Carlton hotel and Water Tower Place mall. I went in to pick up lunch and bike + lock were gone when I returned.

Old Mongoose IBOC 26" wheel mountain bike

Location

1521
Seward Street
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
847 702 3271
Size: 
16"
Color: 
polished aluminum- shiny
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used Mongoose IBOC 26" wheel mountain bike with painted rigid curved fork, torn seat with gap in middle of the seat, GripShift shifters.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
My child left his bike in the alley when he went into the yard and forgot about it. He probably left it leaning against the garbage cans. Either somebody took it or the scrap metal dealers thought somebody left it out for scrap metal. I had my phone number and name etched into the underside of the bottom bracket. Can't believe I didn't register it with the city and that I don't have a picture of it- the picture I have I found online and is a rough approximation of the bike that was stolen.

Schwinn Meridian

Location

Logan Square Blue Line Station
Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new. Bike was purchased 24 hours earlier

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?: 
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?: 
Bike was locked up less than 8 hours at Logan Square Blue Line Station

Huffy 441 ('80s Road Bike)

Location

East Lakeview
Cornelia & Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike with a bit of rust of the chain and brakes. Tube shifters with a Cateye headlight.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Parked and locked up the bike outside of the apartment building late on Sunday 3/15 (around 11pm). Went outside Monday morning and it was gone.

Specialized dolce

Location

Emerald loop
216 N. Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBCK601069407G
Size: 
50''
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
RAGBRAI sticker on front handle bar stem. Frayed handle bar wrap on left side. some nicks and dents and scratches from falls.

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?: 
15-20 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up with another bike in heavy traffic area. Bikes were visible through restaurant window. Incident must have happened very quickly. Nothing more to say. We looked out the window and bikes were gone. Notified restaurant owner. Went outside looking for bike. Looked for security camera. Called police.

mongoose

Location

2827 s. Hamlin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
red and black
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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 months
Incident Description: 
Victim or relative posting on behalf of victim reports that an acquaintance forced his way into house to steal this bike and was reportedly trying to sell the bike to another acquaintance. Names removed by admin.

Trek 7100 Hybrid

Location

Home
921 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey & Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very new.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Was in my garage, stolen out of garage when open. (Shared garage, others left garage open.)

Specialized Dolce

Location

216 n. Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC601104951H
Size: 
48 CM (small)
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Only one year old. Excellent condition

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 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked two bikes together around a pay for parking pole at 216 N. Wabash. Went into Emerald Loop Restaurant. We could see bikes from our seats, but it must've happened very fast or even as we were entering. I turned to look and both bikes with locks stolen. Other bike was solve Specialized Dolce.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

Echelon parking garage
353 N desplaines
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright red color, front wheel will be different because they couldn't steal that. It had a black and red bell on the handlebar.

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?: 
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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
I imagine they came into parking garage late at night and cut locks to steal numerous bikes.