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.

Raleigh Mojave 8.0 Mountain Bike

Location

512 W Arlington Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There is a piece of black electrical tape around the frame, securing the brake wire.

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?: 
Was not locked, was in my backyard tucked away.
Incident Description: 
My bike was tucked behind my porch in the back yard of my apartment. It is always kept back there, usually locked. My backyard is tucked away out of sight, and someone wouldn't be able to have access without walking through 2 other yards and through a private parking lot.

Bianchi - Eros

Location

2659 w Cortez
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53 to 57
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green Bianchi road bike in great condition. It has white handle bars and a white saddle. Letters (Bianchi and Eros) are posted in a white font. The gear shifter is located closer to the frame than versus on the handle bars. It also has a working bike sticker on the 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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Always
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my home between 4:30pm and 8pm on March 16th. Person may have been seen with bike around the intersection of Augusta and Washtenaw.

Kent La Jolla Men's Cruiser Bike

Location

4806 n clark street
Lawrence and clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26”
Color: 
Black/green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Changed the seat to also be green. The basket was zip tied to the handlebars. The chain had began rusting. One of the fenders rattled easily. There were light scratches around the middle of the bike frame where I kept the lock. There were flashing green light caps on the tires plug

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours from when I last saw it to when I found it to be stolen
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a street lamp, it’s a new building but no bike racks have been installed yet. Saw bike at 5:30pm and when I came out at 8:30/9pm it was gone.

Scott-Solace20Disc -2016-Blk/Red-L56

Location

University of Chicago, Social Science Building
1126 E 59th St
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
EN4781
Size: 
L56
Color: 
Red, Black, White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in almost perfect condition. The brake for the front tires does not catch properly, small degree of rust on chain and cranckset. The cleats are covered over by gray commuter pads.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked as well as possible. A kryptonite lock and a kryptoflex cable secured both wheels and the frame. It was locked to a bike rack. The thieves used a bolt cutter to remove the lock, took both bike and cable. This happened in front of the social science building at the University of Chicago. I am inconsolable - I loved that bike.

Cannondale Catalyst 3

Location

1300 N Milwaukee Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
YB96600
Size: 
27.5
Color: 
Charcoal Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Practically new, slightly dirty. I took it on one trip. There’s very little wear.

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?: 
8 months
Incident Description: 
The bike was right outside my door in the hallway of my apartment building. After work it was missing.

Kona Rove ST

Location

Bike rack
Ashland & Berwyn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F87EL4643
Size: 
48
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fender, rear rack, helmet, saddle bag with tools.

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?: 
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?: 
Hour
Incident Description: 
Bike Stolen corner Ashland and Berwyn from bike rack on south east corner of street.

Specialized Crux

Location

Bike room
443 W Wrightwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC601012774J
Size: 
58cm Frame, 700c rims
Color: 
Black frame, blue and red accent marks
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Splashes of black tar on the underside of the frame. Black fenders on both wheels.

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?: 
Storage room.
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: 
Police report was filed the same day of the incident. R.D. No. JC151997 The bicycle was used daily. The last time I saw the bike was February 13th at 6am. The bicycle was found missing on February 14th at 5:15am. The theft happened in the middle of the night prior to me coming down into the bike room. The thief was caught on camera. The Chicago Police have still not come to pick up the footage to add to the police report. The thief entered the apartment complex using a screwdriver and went down into the basement where he broke into the bike room and stole two bikes, one of which were mine.

Nova Pro 48cm Burnt Red Jamis Bike

Location

515 N State Street Building, in stairway to the east of building
515 N State Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U137K04371
Size: 
48cm
Color: 
Burnt Red (Maroon)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased just last year. Pretty dirty with slightly rusted disc brakes. Had cyclocross tires. Purchased at Smart Bike Parts in Logan Square.

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?: 
Approximately three hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with U-lock to a railing outside 515 N. State Street in downtown Chicago. I left the bike for three hours and it was gone upon return. The lock was missing with the bike. Occurred around 2-3pm IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

Mercier Kilo TT

Location

West Town
1521 W Ohio St., Apt 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some black tape on the handle bars, no pedal straps

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
Two weeks

KHS Urban Xtreme

Location

Home
3826 West Cornelia
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U16J00076
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Matte Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Two Dovetail Brewery stickers on the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Two weeks
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into my Avondale garage and stole my bike on Sunday night. Any and all help is appreciated.

Schwinn Essence

Location

1454 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
M
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Women's frame. Older bike (about 1989) with very scratched paint, but in good riding condition. Has a black and silver seat with "ARS" in blue lettering on the side. Yellow wire water bottle holder. Purple decal on top tube. Brand new spindle bearing. Original brake hoods are torn but still attached. Frame-mounted shift levers. Kickstand. Metal pedals with no clips.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
I keep the bike in the basement of my apartment building. The basement is accessed from the gangway between buildings. Both the basement door and gangway door are normally kept locked, but my upstairs neighbor left both doors open and my bike went missing.

Specialized: Roubaix Sport

Location

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC604319877N
Size: 
56
Color: 
Orange/Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition, black water bottle holder

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike as above on my way to work at 6:05 am, when I got off of work at 15:00 the bike was gone. It looked like there may have been scratch marks in the cement leading away from where it had been locked- but who knows if that is new.

2017 Fairdale Weekender

Location

House
2700 N RICHMOND ST
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Chrome/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Apart from the gel seat cover, everything else is stock

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?: 
Mid December was the last time I took it for a ride.
Incident Description: 
Garage was broken into and the bike was taken along with a few other items.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

Lakeview East
Cornelia & Pinegrove
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
24 in
Color: 
Black with Orange and White Detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Back rack (Planet Bike brand) Gray water bottle holder Attachment for U-lock on top bar Original black foam handle bar padding Generally wear and tear. It's in good shape but definitely looks like the 40 year old bike that it is.

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?: 
Long term
Incident Description: 
While it wasn't locked, my bike was stored behind my apartment in a locked courtyard. You couldn't see the bike from anywhere outside of the locked area. You could only see it if you were within 10 feet from my back door, which is at the farthest distance possible from the courtyard entrance.

Cannondale

Location

Thompson Center
100 W Randolph Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White and light green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Removable front light post and rear fender

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?: 
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 at most

GHOST SQUARE URBAN 2

Location

Blue Cross Blue Shield
300 E Randolph
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WCR1248482L
Color: 
DARK GRAY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Krypronite U-Lock mounted on the top tube. Mount for a Nite Rider light on the handle bars. Mount for a Nite Rider light on the seat post.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
at most 9 hours
Incident Description: 
At 0700 Thursday morning, February 14, I locked my bike to a bike rack outside the East plaza of the Blue Cross Blue Shield at 300 E Randolph. The rack is no more than 20 feet from the entrance of the building. I secured the bike with a Kryptonite cable through the front wheel and U-lock capturing the frame and rear wheel. At 1600 Thursday, February 14, I exited the building and noticed my bike was missing. There was no sign of the bike, the cable, or the U-lock. I just filed a police report online and I'm waiting for the case number.

Scott 10-speed Sub (with internal gear hub)

Location

Apartment
7367 N Ashland Blvd, Floor 2
Chicago IL , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CC4K7932 or EN12764
Size: 
Women's XS
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was about a 2015 model; kept in very good condition, syncross handlebars and internal gear hub.

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?: 
Bike was kept indoors when not in use
Incident Description: 
Apartment was broken into and burglarized sometime between 1-4pm. Lots of things were taken, mostly electronics, as well as personal items. We are the third apartment in this building that were hit in recent weeks (on Ashland & Jarvis)

Specialized Diverge A1

Location

4 E. Erie St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602251792m
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, one year old. Black fender on rear wheel, light mount on right handle bar (no light), water bottle cage.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack near corner of Erie and State st with a kryptonite u-lock and chain to front tire and was gone when I got off of work.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

Wicker Park Garage
W Potomac
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU242C7224G
Size: 
20
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Pedals Village Cycle Sticker Go-Time Cyclo-Computer, black wire bottle cage, Elastokase smartphone holder, Kryptonite U lock, front and rear light

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?: 
Stored in locked garage for 4 years
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into garage window and stole 2 bikes. Incident happened between 1am - 6am.