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.

KHS FLITE 150

Location

Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium sized frame. Ideal for someone 5'8"
Color: 
White with Silver and Blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike, I recently bought it on Craigslist.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 minute-11 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike around 11:30 am on May 5, 2016 outside of Merchandise Mart right off of Wells and W Merchandise Mart Plaza. When I left work for the day around 10 pm, the bike and the lock were both gone.

Mongoose Terrex

Location

Willis/ Sears Tower
West Adams and Franklin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
27.5
Color: 
Dark blue / with orange decals/ Orange seat cover
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand-new less than 2 miles on it with fat tires

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?: 
Less than an hour
Incident Description: 
On March 30th approximately 1 p.m. give or take a half hour In front of the Sears Tower across from the pizzeria located in a bike rack I went up to the on the Sears Tower and when I was done with my visit came down and it was missing/ stolen and my brake cable left on bike rack.. I was with my fiance her bike is bright orange so if you look at the cameras in the area you will see me /we locked our bikes together at the same time.

Murray Bayberry

Location

4343
Clarendon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
pink and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good/ mountings for removable basket, odometer and light on handle bars. 4343 Clarendon resident sticker on frame.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Not sure exactly when it was stolen. It was last seen 5:30pm 4/28/16 and noticed it was missing 5:30pm 5/2/16.

Pure Fix Cycles - The Papa

Location

N Seminary Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Y15E015443
Color: 
Dark gray frame, orange wheels, black "bull horn" handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has front and rear lights. Has upward facing "bull horn" handlebars wrapped with black grip tape. Pure fix decal on frame sides REMOVED

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?: 
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?: 
Last couple weeks.
Incident Description: 
We live on the third floor, bike was locked to wooden fire escape railing. The wood was knocked out and bike taken. Other bike beside it untouched.

Schwinn Madison

Location

Apartment Building
3504 N. Wilton Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SIDT90900922
Size: 
Large fame
Color: 
Dark brown with gold lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The handlebars are very unique and dip down in a strange curve. They have gold gel grips. The bike is in good condition with some wear and chipped paint.

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?: 
Last seen 1 day ago.
Incident Description: 
I leave my bike on the back porch of my 2nd floor apartment. When I went to use it to ride to work this morning (5/4/16), I saw it was gone. I asked my neighbor when she last saw it and she said yesterday afternoon (5/3/16). My neighbors occasionally leave our back gate unlocked, so I believe someone spotted my bike from the alley, saw the back gate was open, walked up my porch steps and stole my bike. I believe this happened the night of (5/3/16).

Raleigh Cadent 3

Location

Chris & Mary Gardier
4835 North Damen Ave., unit 4S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
V14YK08636
Size: 
Small 15
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new! I bought it on 11/14/15 and it had never been ridden.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
It was locked with 2 cable locks to a bike rack bolted to the brick wall of the garage
Incident Description: 
This is the 2nd brand new hybrid bicycle stolen off my locked bike rack in the last year. I live in a 7 unit, 4 story condo building. There was no sign of forced entry. Each time the thief only stole my new bike and left the other alone. This time they also stole my power washer.

2013 Specialized Shiv Expert

Location

Reta Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Triathlon Bike - the pedals on the bike are gray Look Keo brand clip in pedals. The bike also had a gray Camelbak brand podium big chill waterbottle in the bottle cage.

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?: 
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?: 
I store the bike inside of my apartment.
Incident Description: 
The thief broke through the glass pane of the door in my basement to reach in and unlock the door. The thief then entered my apartment and took the bike.

Specialized Allez

Location

Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Red/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Minor scratches on brake hoods and shifters. Paint chipped away to the metal on the left side of the downtube, above the "P" and "E". Has a clip for a frame mounted air pump on the downtube.

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?: 
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?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike through the front wheel and frame around 1:55-2:00 in front of Harold Washington College. Came out of class at 3:50 to find out it was stolen.

Trek Domane

Location

4533 N. Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU135G5125G
Size: 
Adult Male
Color: 
White and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gatorskin tires, seat pouch and bottle cage were on it when it was stolen.

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: 
I left my bike on my back porch, out of view, on the second floor against my grill. It would not have been visible from the alley, and our back area has a fence and parking spaces. Someone must have walked the back porch looking for anything easily mobile.

Women's Silver Raleigh C40

Location

216 S MAPLE AVE
OAK PARK , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
97900059
Size: 
Women's adult
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
small pouch under seat. 2 water bottle cages on frame. Broken seat "fixed" with duct tape.

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?: 
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 night
Incident Description: 
Combination was set the same as another bike that got stolen the night before. The combination of the first lock was too easy to crack (only 1 number off from code). Augh. Live and learn.

Men's Raleigh Venture 7-speed

Location

216 S MAPLE AVE
OAK PARK , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
U58K15439
Size: 
Men's adult
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had yellow Topeak baby seat attached to the 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 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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
The combination lock was set with only 1 number off from the code, so we think the thief just fiddled with it and figured it out. Dumb on our part. We won't do that again!

Cannondale Quick 6

Location

1537 n keystone
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
FM34606
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A "quick 6" bike with kickstand and seat leash attached. "I <3 my bike" bell on handlebars.

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 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a garage that was closed upon leaving. Something caused the door to open on its own and the bike was missing by the time it was discovered.

Fuji Absolute 1.7 Flat Bar Road Bike

Location

SEL East
950 South Halsted Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
21
Color: 
Black with blue stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old, very well taken care off. Has wheels and seat locks anti-theft locks, taped handles and red light mounted under the seat

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 7 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in between two SEL engineering building at UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) along with number of other bikes, most of them old and cheap, the same spot as every day.

Sole Goose Island

Location

4809 N Ravenswood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
White / Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Goose Island Emblazoning

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 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?: 
3 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike Locked on Property at Hayes Managed 4809 N. Ravenswood Ave

Giant model #: 30011214

Location

My apartment
2109 N. Sedgwick St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C52D2954
Size: 
700c wheels
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in great condition. Wear on left handlebar where bike lock from where the lock would rest. Wheels had left deterrent locking bolts.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I last saw my bike locked to the bike rack on Friday April 29 at 9am. I was out of town for the weekend and when I returned on Sunday May 1 at 2pm the bike rack had been destroyed and the bike was gone.

Specialized Sirrus 80916-7003

Location

Apartment Complex
450 W Melrose
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602303256L
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new- Skewers were added (am I saying that right? It's the addition where you have to use a specific key in order to take off the seat and the wheels)

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was left hanging in a secure garage from a hook along with about 20 other unlocked bikes. An African American man, in his mid 20s to mid 30s, of around average height walked into the apartment complex, following a pizza delivery person who opened the door for him. He covered his face as he walked by security cameras, went out into the garage through a back exit, and took my bike from the hook it was hanging on. I have this on camera.

6KU Track Matte Black

Location

Steinmetz College Prep
N Mobile Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
matte blace
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in great condition. I just bought it last week.

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?: 
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?: 
Couple hours.

Fuji

Location

West Ridge
2655 w Albion Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
53
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Frame is dark blue and silver on each end of the frame and between the fork and stem. Brake pads and wire cables are jagwire that's the brand. Seat is brown and the bottom of the seat is turquoise blueish. And the drop bars have brown crip tape. Tires are black and yellow and petals are silver and black. And it has a red back light. Tires are kenda size is 27 And it has its logo infront of the frame FUJI.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
I got home from work around 7 pm left it in my back balcony of my apartment like I always do. Then around 10: 20 something I when out to throw garbage out and it was still there. Then by the next morning I was walking out to get my dogs leash and i notice my bike wasn't there. It was around 10 am, when I realized it was gone.

Townie 180199

Location

1001 W Madison building
1001 W Madison St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
ELT9012574
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. White seat and 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?: 
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
on/off 5 years
Incident Description: 
Multiple bikes were stolen over multiple days from residential garage. On surveillance camera you can see 2 people using what looks like a reciprocating saw and quickly dispatch the lock and take it with them. The roll the bikes out of the side door. Done in the middle of the day. Bike locked by frame to heavy duty bike rack. Bike had seat and wheel locks.