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.

Schwinn Men's Mountain Bike 2017

Location

2425 West Berwyn Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike rack attached to the back and custom flashlight strapped in the front

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?: 
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

2016 Specialized Roubaix

Location

Chicago Board of Trade
Financial
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC615010010K
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great shape. Has Specialized written in green.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
8hrs

Masi Inizio 2016

Location

29 N Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NK0C22350
Color: 
Black frame, white lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had SPD clipless pedals and a Fizik Arione.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up, as usual, outside my office building. I know my bike was there within 2 hours of me leaving work. Came out after work and it was gone.

Trek 1.1 C (2014)

Location

225 W Washington
225 W Washington St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU345C9342H
Color: 
White w/ Red and Black accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Large dent on lower right frame body. Damage to shifters. Otherwise good condition.

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?: 
5 Hours
Incident Description: 
Cameras overlook the site, so I don't think it was cut. Maybe the lock was broken with some other method. Bike, helmet, lock, everything was gone.

Jamis

Location

Lyric Opera House
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #400
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U161Uo7848
Size: 
51
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Jamis bike with pin head locks on tires. Has blue and white on frame and Jamis is written in red 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 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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
I work at the OSW building and park my bike outside the civic opera house on their bike racks. My bike was parked around 10 am and when I left the building at 7 pm it was gone. There was no sign of a lock being broken.

Trek Marlin 5

Location

Malibu
6007 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU224C3319K
Size: 
27”
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
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?: 
3 weeks

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

CA Washington
35 N. Aberdeen St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU074C009-9F
Color: 
SILVER
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
8 years old, but looked new. Storage pack under seat. Water bottle holder on main frame.

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 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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Parking garage of condo building was robbed of appx. a dozen bicycles.

Trek Soho Deluxe

Location

Home
1419 W Superior St
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU324C2193C
Size: 
57
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in good condition. There are copper pedals.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
the bike was taken off my third floor porch at 1419 W Superior St. This was done around 2 am.

Reid Ladies Vintage Lite Alloy Bike Mint

Location

3412 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
3562104-R0514090
Size: 
46cm
Color: 
Mint
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition, Almost new, black basket/crate on back

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
This bike was stolen from the storage area in my apartment building. I have left my bike down there with several others for a year now with no problems. Suddenly all the bikes in the area have disappeared.

Trek alpha 1.5

Location

Derek Venhuizen
1 North Wacker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black and white. Black glossy pedals

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?: 
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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Video of thief was at 1:30pm. UBS tower has the video. The their Used an electric saw. Kept his head down the entire time so not much video of his face.

Diamond Back

Location

My house
5605 North Nagle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
front and rear lights, chain with a red faced lock, recently tuned and in great shape.

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 winter
Incident Description: 
Some one walked into the garage and helped them self. They didn't take the lawn mower or furniture or papers that could be thrown out. Just the bike.

SE Bikes

Location

Derek Fohrman Residence
2495 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
EN14764
Size: 
52
Color: 
Chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, a few rips in the logo stickers, There is a plastic light holder that was attached to the seat pole that had no light on it at the time it was stolen. It's very inconspicuous and probably the only thing I could think of that made it unique. EN14764 was the Serial # i believe.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
around 48 hours without being used
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in the stairwell of my apartments common area that was locked from the outside. There then was another door leading out to the back that was locked too. Confirmed video evidence of the thief stealing the bike (timestamped) riding away from the scene.

Critical Cycles Pista Crimson

Location

Lane Technical High School
2501 w. Addison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Crimson/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a week old, black handle bars and black seat.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5-7 hours

Critical cycle

Location

Rogers park
7300 n Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FJ20176300
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new white frame bike blk wheels

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
0min
Incident Description: 
Was riding bike when unknown male approached aggressively and took my bike.

Shogun mixte

Location

Home
2217 N. Hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
152-160 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is all black with the name Shogun is teal on the side, good tires, nice seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I went to fetch my bike for work and it was gone. Someone was working on the grass at 9 am and said they didn't see it but my neighbor said he saw it at 8 am.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

Crossfit Sono
1528 N. Halsted St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
KM78936
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black, Green and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is Black Green and white with Cannondale written in white on the frame. The bike is in good condition. There is a very small pack on the back right below the seat.

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?: 
The bike was stolen from inside a gym located at north and clybourne. The bike was in this location for approximately an one hour and twenty minutes.
Incident Description: 
I brought the bike inside a gym where I set it near the front entrance. After working out I came back to find the bike stolen. The individual must have come in the gym and grabbed the bike while no one was around. I am currently working with the gym to get the security footage.

Cannondale Women's Quick 7

Location

2605 W NORTH AVE APT 3D
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MA47034
Size: 
Women's Large
Color: 
Dark Blue with Pink Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Only additions were bottle holder and kick-stand.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
months

Cannondale Quick 5 Disc

Location

2605 W NORTH AVE APT 3D
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MA44370
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Near Black, gray accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition. had additional bottle holder and kick-stand.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Months

Trek

Location

10 S. Clinton St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red, white, black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Trek bike with drop bars. White seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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 days