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.

Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno

Location

Rogers park
W. Estes Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was new. Has disc brakes, 37c tires, WTB Silverado saddle. Samox R3 crankset. Drop bars with brake levers on the hoods and horizontal grip.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
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: 
My bike was locked in my building’s basement. I had it locked to a handrail. At around 7:30am I went to go get my bike and it was missing.

2017 Kona Sutra

Location

MARK ZITO
2630 N Whipple Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1711C8064
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Dark purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition, tan Brooks saddle

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?: 
All the time.
Incident Description: 
Garage door was open for a few minutes, and the bike was removed.

Schwinn Crisscross

Location

Palmer Square
Albany Ave and Dickens
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Magenta
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old bike (1993 model) but new gear system. Has a working bikes sticker near the base of 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few hours
Incident Description: 
Was in my fenced backyard in between trips, not locked. Was taken while I was inside my house.

Cannondale Quick 7

Location

4518 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YB88732
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Stingray Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike lives in laundry room, which is accessed via 2 locked doors/through a locked gate, but is used almost daily. Had a slow couple of days because of rain, and when I went down this morning to grab it, I found it missing. There are other bikes in the laundry room that were still there, but it was a new purchase (to replace my last stolen bike, lol) so it may have been the most appealing.

Purple and silver Trek Bike

Location

Grace street towers
635 w grace street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Girl/woman bike
Color: 
Purple and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a black and silver worn bell on the handle bars.

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?: 
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?: 
One week
Incident Description: 
Went to look for bike Sunday June 28 and was gone from grace street towers. Likely was stolen between Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 28

Trek 420

Location

Humboldt Park
Hirsch St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition has black tape near the the back wheel where I would attach my trailer, some scratches there, and white handle grips. Also has an aftermarket kickstand near the back wheel.

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: 
Came out in the morning. Garage door was open, bike was gone.

Trek 800 Antelope

Location

Cornelia and Broadway
Cornelia
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
None
Size: 
Extra small
Color: 
White with blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike from the early 90s. It has new handle grips with blue accents. White frame has a sticker from the Oak Park Cycle Shop. Back wheel has old plastics between the spokes. It’s an old bike bur it was mine and I loved it.

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?: 
A week

Trek Jetta 850

Location

Bike room
Clark & North
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
G118304
Size: 
16.5
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1996 Mountain Bike with a Jetta 850 on the Trek bike with San Francisco registration and CSVCA#1 bike stickers, Bontrager rear frame for bike basket.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Many years in a locked room, with a bike lock and locked to a bike stand and my other bike--reported that one on 6/26/2020
Incident Description: 
I believe someone who lives in the building or maintenance stole the bike as they are the only people who would have access to a locked bike room.

Vilano TUONO

Location

Lincoln Park
2270 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
0320192083
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newish, has sliver water bottle holder that I installed myself. Custom kickstand attached.

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Taken from outside of my house over night.

Cannondale M400

Location

home
1234 N. Kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19"
Color: 
dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, pink tape on grips, new tires and seat, working bikes sticker on 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 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?: 
30 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from locked yard. We found the gate open, and the bike missing with the lock. Bike was locked with a brand new U lock and cable through frame and tire. I have had this bike exactly 31 days.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

Bike room
Clark & North
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU103C0406E
Size: 
15
Color: 
Platinum (grey)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It had a bontrager rear interchange bracket for a bontrager basket. It had CSVCA #1 stickers. It was stolen from my bike room.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 years except for when I rode it.
Incident Description: 
It is unknown exactly when the bike was stolen. The fact that is was stolen was realized on June 20, 2020 as it was no longer in the locked bike room in the building where I live and own a condo. And, the bike, my other bike and three locks were all missing/stolen as well.

RECOVERED: Klein

Location

Edgewater
Thorndale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 cm frame
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 speed silver road bike.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was unlocked and I was present outside
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen while I was present, robbery. On 6/28, victim reported that the bike was recovered.

Tribe bicycle co.

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
59cm
Color: 
Black with one gold wheel, gold chain, gold seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black frame with gold/yellowish seat. Black rear wheel, gold front wheel and a black sticker on the frame that says “shin happens”

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike to a wooden porch in my building in Logan square which I’ve done a million times before. It’s a safe yard. Neighbors were having a party and it disappeared.

Nishiki Manitoba

Location

oak ave
River Forest , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good shape. Little to no rust, air pump mounted on side of bike, black bottle holder

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?: 
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?: 
2 months

Jamis Sputnik

Location

Residence at 3006 W Wilson
Wilson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Dark Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Lock mount on frame and bicycle light mount on handlebars. Slight tears in grip 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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was sitting on side of residence unlocked, but hidden. Owner sits near window normally to monitor bike. Thieves waited for owner to leave temporarily.

Nishiki Sport Road Bike (Late 80s?)

Location

3247 Kenmore
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Maroon red vintage Nishiki with a beige seat (with studs) and beige handlebar wrap, with gold lettering. It has 2 "Working Bikes" decals on the frame, may still have a removable rear fender, and a black pouch under the seat. It has a heavy silver kickstand.

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: 
Unclear when it was stolen - sometime in the past week. It was in a locked garage.

Liv Alight

Location

Ace Apartments
1023 North Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 years old. Good shape. Green lettering

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Incident happened within the week of 6/18-6/28

Schwinn Women's Standpoint 27.5" Mountain Bike

Location

1101 S Wabash Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
038675209336
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Matte gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, it was stolen 5 days after I bought it. Bike is gray with blue details.

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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike near the corner of S Wabash Ave and E 11th St at 10AM on Monday, June 22nd. When I came back to get it around 8PM my bike was not there, my lock had been cut and was lying on the ground. It was a brand new bike, I bought it from Dick's Sporting Goods last week.

Giant Roam 3 Disc Hybrid

Location

McDonald's
2707 N. Milwaukee
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
TEMP1007620
Color: 
Black / Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Virtually brand new (3 weeks old). Bike was very dark gray with the word "GIANT" on the 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?: 
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?: 
less than 5 minutes
Incident Description: 
My son called from McDonald's at 2707 N. Milwaukee (Logan Square) telling me that his bike (bought new 3 weeks prior) had been stolen. He had locked the frame and front wheel to the bike rack and said he was inside for less than 5 min but came out and it was gone.