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 Grand Prix

Location

1944 N. Spaulding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red with black details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage Raleigh Grand Prix. Red with black details, black tape on handlebars, and black front tire fork. Had for many years, so it appears fairly used.

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?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
Around 3 or 4 pm on Monday, October 19, 2020, I put my bike in my building’s basement as usual. To get to the basement, you have to go through a locked gate and then through the locked basement door. Presumably only residents of the building have a key to the gate and basement door. Other residents store their bikes in the basement, as well. The next day, at 4 pm, I went to the basement to get my bike to ride it to work. As I approached the gate, I noticed in the alley that a white van was parked. There appeared to be maintenance men doing something near our building. When I went into the basement, I saw my bike was gone. There were two other bikes in the basement: one bike sitting intact and another bike had its wheels taken off.

2014 Specialized sirrus elite disc

Location

FFC building
939 W North Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Xl
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in great condition. Had racing horns, abus security wheel locks, bontrager rear light, no water bottle, abus bike lock with case on frame. Hydronic disc brakes.

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?: 
3 hours

Giant Roam

Location

Simpson Querrey Institute- Northwestern
303 East Superior Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C12C6740
Size: 
29
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant Roam Bike Hybrid, 24 speed, has montrose permit sticker on it, XL frame, partially scratched

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?: 
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?: 
6 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was just simply gone

Surly Crosscheck

Location

apartment
1551 N. St Louis Ave #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
m12060004
Size: 
xs/42cm
Color: 
teal/turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
multicolored handlebar tape panaracer tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
in locked storage area
Incident Description: 
bicycle was in a locked storage basement behind a heavy locked door.

Stony Point Nishiki

Location

835 W. Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
22" maybe
Color: 
white with purple accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver City Cruiser Handlebars, Silver bell. Gel-cushioned seat, Reflective rims on the tires. Black handlebar grips, front and back lights. Paint is a little chipped in places.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike in the enclosed garage of St Clements School in Lakeview Chicago. On this day someone left the gate open and my bike was stolen. I assume it was someone walking through the alley as I keep my bike nearer to that gate since it is usually closed, unfortunately on this day it wasn't.

Marin NICASIO RC

Location

Lakeview Highrise
2555 n clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
101729631
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue frame, Fenders, White wall tires, Front Rack (attached to fork). The photo does not show the front rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
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 Years
Incident Description: 
Two people were observed on camera breaking into highrise apt building's bike room by breaking door the night of Sat Oct 17th in Lakeview. The bike was locked with only a wire lock at the time.

Trek FX3

Location

Building across from Wendy’s
2048 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU151C1620N
Size: 
Small Size Frame
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2019 model in great working condition, 10 speed, Disc brakes, Periwinkle bottle holder, removable black posterior basket, Orange/black Kryptonite lock, blue bell on left handles

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 months
Incident Description: 
Second bike to go missing from the basement this week. In locked shared basement of apartment building

Panasonic Sport 1000

Location

Apartment building, back stairwell
4510 N. Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Extra Large Frame
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black handles, left handle is loose, silver chipping on right handle before the black tape, black seat, very big frame!

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was under stairs in the back of my building, behind a faulty gate that sometimes doesn’t lock. The bike was not locked to anything under the stairs. I put the bike there sometime around 1:30pm/2:00pm and noticed it was gone at 9:00/9:30pm

Jamis Allegro A3

Location

Sidewalk at corner of N Pine Grove and W Irving Park Road.
3930 N Pine Grove Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MZ0F004048
Size: 
19
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike bought on 9/20 from Kozy Cyclery. Has a store sticker on it. Had a new bike lock on the frame below seat and a water bottle holder. Minor scratches on it since it was new.

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?: 
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?: 
Maybe 2 days
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up on Friday late evening/early morning Saturday just after midnight. Left it there over weekend and today (Monday) went to go bike to the gym and it was missing. I usually bike every day, but with the rainy weather I did not and my building (Park Place Tower) currently is full for their bike room and I'm on a waitlist.

Raleigh Grand Prix Road Bike

Location

Village Discount
2032 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
64cm
Color: 
Red with cork colored bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition Raleigh road bike with Cinelli cork colored bar tape. The bike is rather large at 64cm.

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?: 
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 minutes
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen outside of Village Discount on Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square/Bucktown. It was locked for only 15 minutes and was missing when I returned to the bike.

Bearclaw Thunderhawk

Location

Ravenswood
4500 n. Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
TAN80509845
Color: 
Bare metal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
titanium gravel bike with a black carbon fork and tan sidewalk tires.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 yeas

Retrospec Beaumont City Bike, 7-Speed Step-Thru

Location

Chinatown Public Library
2100 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
TH20040734
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Olive green Beaumont 7-speed step-thru bike from Retrospec. Brand new, barely two months old. It was stolen along with a black pannier and a black helmet, and silver bell.

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?: 
For about 4 hours, and it was biked in front of the Chinatown Public Library (Chicago, IL)
Incident Description: 
Brand new bike from Retrospec (Beaumont City 7-speed step-thru in Olive Green). I got it as a present for my husband last month; he was working at the Chinatown Public Library and parked the bike, locking it to a rail outside the building. He was gone for about three hours, and we are guessing the bike was stolen at around

All-City Nature Boy

Location

3451 N Halsted Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M12030367
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in great shape. Disc brakes, red rings at the inner end of handlebar grips, gold brake-cable housing along bike, wide handlebars. Bike has non-stock wheels which can accommodate wider tires.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed 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 12 hours.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to City rack in front of a residence at 3451 N. Halsted Street. Bike lock was cut and disposed of.

Fuji Absolute 2.0

Location

2446 N Monticello Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new condition, silver bottle holder, black rack over 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 month
Incident Description: 
Just after midnight, a burglar used a garbage bin to jump my fence. They then used a pry bar to open the access door to my garage. They stole my bike and left through the main garage door into the alley.

LeMond Cyclocross Bike

Location

Mather High School
California Ave and Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Men's 55
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but in good condition. Bright orange paint and "LeMond" branding are distinguishing features.

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?: 
Bike was left unlocked and unattended for less than 3 minutes
Incident Description: 
The Bike was left unlocked and unattended for less than 3 minutes during cross country practice at Mather High School in the Mather back parking lot. Around 4:45pm someone took the bike and a backpack with an iphone. They were left on the other side of a storage bin while the team was practicing just yards away. The bike belongs to the cross country coach. He was lending it to an injured runner to ride for the day.

Retrospec Beaumont City 7 Speed Step-Thru Bike

Location

Chinatown Public Library
2100 S. Wentworth ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
42CM
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike, barely two months old. It is a vintage style step-thru model with leather handles and a leather seat, olive green in color. There is a silver bell attached, as well as a black pannier and black helmet that were also stolen.

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?: 
The bike was parked in front of the Chinatown Public Library, only for about three hours. Someone managed to pic the lock and take it away while working in the library.
Incident Description: 
This is a brand new bike; it was locked to a rail outside the Chinatown public library, but unfortunately someone managed to steal it, possibly around 4pm on October 15th. The bike had a black pannier attached, with a black helmet inside. I filed a police report, and of course it's not clear if we will end up finding it.

KHS Alite

Location

Apartment Alley
Granville Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
V12M00018
Size: 
26 inch tires, medium sized frame
Color: 
White with some purple letters and a bit of gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Small black pack was attached under seat. New tires. Rusty gears.

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?: 
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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
I was away for two weeks, then the day after I returned, I saw that the bike and lock were both gone. No traces. I had been locking it in that same spot for about a year, with frequent use.

Fuji from 2014

Location

Walton & Western
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult women's bike
Color: 
Baby pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Baby pink Fuji hybrid women's bike. Brake pads on back tires are red. Rack over back wheel with black milk crate attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
It is where I usually store my bike

Fuji Classic

Location

Logan Square
Drake / Dickens (Kimball / Armitage)
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ICFU12L02541
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has the Fuji logo in purple on it, a Red Wing Shoes sticker and an old faded Bernie sticker. Also has a bike lock attached to the top tube. Chains rusty.

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?: 
Not locked :(
Incident Description: 
I usually leave my bike in my backyard in Logan Square unlocked, foolishly. I last used it Sunday 10/11 around midnight, worked all day Monday and Tuesday, and checked on it early Wednesday 10/14 to find it gone.