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.

margaritaville 1977 five o'clock somewhere

Location

Mcdonalds
W Ontario Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Green Money Dollar bill
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bike margaritaville 1977 five o'clock somewhere

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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 ten minutes
Incident Description: 
In front of McDonalds, african american claims the bicycle belong to him and it was stolen from him. Forcibly remove the bicycle from me and rode off. W Ontario Ave and N Clark St

Nishiki (model unknown)

Location

350 n LaSalle
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in decent shape. Had a speedometer attached to handlebars. Cloud 9 comfort seat. Bike stickers for Park Place Towers. No kickstand. 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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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: 
Bike was locked to a rack behind 350 N LaSalle (corner of Lasalle/Kinzie, right next to Old Crow Smokehouse.) I left it overnight due to the rain. It was there at 6:45 pm and gone by 3:30 pm the next day.

Huffy

Location

S Kenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue spring in the middle

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two days

Reid Lady standard 7 speed bike

Location

1216 W. North Shore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
PMD81109736
Size: 
Standard/Adult
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new shiny black bike with brown leather handles and a brown leather seat.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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?: 
~16 hours

I'm not entirely certain, it was a recently purchased used bike

Location

Alcott College Prep
2957 N Hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, Faulty kickstand bright green line on an otherwise back seat

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 12 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike up around 12:30 am that day. I went to go check on my bike that afternoon and it was gone.

Schwinn Boy Ranger 24" Mountain Bike

Location

Residence/Home
1461 W HURON ST
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24" Wheels - 48.4 inches (L) x 40.0 inches (W) x 25.5 inches (H)
Color: 
Blue/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Practically new. Less than 12 months old. Kickstand, water bottle mount, shimano derailleur, Chain Guard, Adjustable Handlebars, Alloy Rims, Suspension Fork

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?: 
At all times.
Incident Description: 
Assailant jumped backyard fence via neighbor's open garage, came through door entrance into garage, opened the garage door, took the bike off the rack and rode away.

1980s Trek

Location

4400 N Hermitage Residential Building Garage
1744 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage 1980s maroon toad bike with Trek logo shield on front tube, old-school downtube shifters, white handlebar tape, and an Ironman sticker near the seat post.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was unlocked but inside our locked garage. Stored this way for 5 years.
Incident Description: 
Came down at 9am on Fri July 5th to an open garage and missing bike. It is unclear whether we accidentally left the door open ourselves or whether the door misfunctioned or whether the thief broke in. This is a 2-car residential garage directly on busy Montrose Ave.

Infinity Boss Three

Location

Harlem CTA Station
5550 N Harlem
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
18"
Color: 
Dark Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1-4 HOURS
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from inside O'Hare Harlem Blue Line Station CTA.

Trek Lexa SLC 2012

Location

1458 W. Pensacola Ave, Apt #3
Pensacola Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU145C0491G
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
White w/White Seat/WhiteCork Tape/Black/Aqua Trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Satin Finish Pearl White/w/Trek in black and other trim in Aqua; Mint Condition/Women's Specific Design/White Carbon Fiber Bottle Holder attached w/"Bontrager" in Black. Handle Bar tape is White Cork/secured on bar w/black tape. Continental Gator Skin Wheels; Black Chain Wheel; Silver Rims pristine clean.

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?: 
Just moved to this specific Apartment in Dec 2019-bike in our enclosed Porch since then.
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen out of our 3 flat apartment bldg which we rent and just moved into Dec 2019. We know another tenant left the back door of our bldg not completely shut as there was no forced entry. Bike was on our enclosed porch on the 3rd floor. Our Kitchen door was locked and this opens onto the enclosed porch. Went to bed at 11pm on 14 July 2019- woke up at 5:30am 15 July 2019 to discover that the bike was gone. There is a sea of opportunists in our neighborhood trying every which way to find a compromised access into anyone's residence, single or shared. Of the 3 floors (3 units only, so not a large bldg) after entering the thieves came up all three floors looking for easily accessible and expensive items; my bike was the best item of all three floors. Aftermath is i saw the backyard gate wide open (it does not have a lock and is a chain link, so anyone can see into the yard.) with a neighbor tenant's items strewn against the back of our bldg. We could only surmise the door was left ajar either fully or minimally, as i have found previously to be our neighbor tenant's unfortunate habit.

Giant Sedona 2009

Location

1004 w Irving Park Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in pretty good shape with some rusting of the back gears. Disc lock brakes. The back brake lever was a bit loose. There’s a slot for a bike light to slide in but no light was attached. Women’s seat in good condition that’s silver and black.

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?: 
Over night in parking lot behind our building
Incident Description: 
I assume my cable was cut during the night when I left my bike locked up behind my apartment. I locked it at around 9 pm and it was gone at 10:30 am

Giant Talon

Location

1358 N Bosworth Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Grey and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in great condition. It had Maxxis tires. Both tires are quick-release. One of the handles has a missing side-cover.

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 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?: 
Many days. Months. I have used it intermittently.
Incident Description: 
The bikes are on the porch and are attached to the railing of the porch. The porch is on the second floor of the apartment complex. The porch contained multiple bikes (3). Only one was stolen.

Fuji Hybrid

Location

Gold Coast Animal Hospital
225 W Division St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
tourquise blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tourquise blue with orange/red markings. Fairly new condition with a headlight and rear light below the seat. Locked up using a Tanker lock on Division between Orleans and Wells at 5:30am today, Tuesday July 16.

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?: 
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 1 hour

Trek Zektor SSB

Location

maggie Daley park
337 E Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU289c6038L
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new. Purple handle bars. pursuit bars. has carbon cable rather than chain. 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?: 
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?: 
4 hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked for 4 hours. on randolph street at the northern extrace to maggie daley park. none of lock left behind. was next to many other cycles.

Jamis Coda Sport 17

Location

home
Davlin Ct.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U15YU10525
Size: 
17 (approx 50 cm)
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new - ridden only twice. Silver bottle holder on downtube. Silver bell on vertical part of stem (coming out of head tube). Flashing light on seat post.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the chainlink fence surrounding my backyard all day while we moved into our new apartment. Last seen at 8 pm on Sat July 13. Discovered missing at 6 am Sun July 14. Lock also missing.

NEXT Tiara

Location

Pulaski Blue Line Station
500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
youth bike, big enough for teenager
Color: 
Purple, pink, silver, white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
chain is rusted, black plastic chain protector is broken, had phone mount on right side

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 street sign.

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?: 
4 hours max
Incident Description: 
Bike was in an area where there is always 10 people minimum outside as it is also a popular bus stop right outside the Pulaski Blue Line Station. Station attendent was surprised anyone bothered to take it. Police report was immediately filed.

Trek

Location

North Ave Beach
North Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Lime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lime green frame, silver rack on back with black basket. Blue and black phone holder, smart halo on handlebar with alarm likely going off.

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?: 
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
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to wooden structure at north ave beach. Wood pole was broken and bike was taken.

Canondale T700

Location

Joseph Myers
Davlin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
61 CM (aprox). This is a Very tall bike.
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is an older Canonndale touring bike. It is a classic. Aluminum frame. It has a black rear rack for saddle bags.

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?: 
BIke was left in enclosed back yard overnight accidentally ater moving into new appartment.
Incident Description: 
We moved into our new apartment yesterday. In all the commotion of unloading we left three bikes in the backyard by accident - enclosed by a fence, and not visible from the street. In the morning we remembered them, went outside, and they were gone.

Specialized Epic Comp

Location

Home
Davlin Ct.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60 cm (approx)
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a red road bike. It is from the 90's but is a classic butted-tube carbon fiber bike. It has spd clip-less pedals. It is still valuable, and quite valuable to me. Here is a picture of a similar bike: https://ibb.co/HKzwvyB

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?: 
BIke was left in enclosed back yard overnight accidentally ater moving into new appartment.
Incident Description: 
We moved in on the 14th. In the commotion of unpacking, we left three bikes in the back yard overnight. The back yard is fenced in and not visible from the street. We remembered them at 6am. We went out and they were gone. The attached picture is of a similar bike of the same make / model / color.

2011 SE Lager

Location

2057 N Hamlin Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black / Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition road bike with elevated handle bars and brand new extra cushioned grip. Black frame with purple wheels and purple accessories.

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?: 
Last parked in locked garage the afternoon of July 11.
Incident Description: 
At some point during the night of July 12 into the early morning hours of July 13, our 6" fence was hopped and garage lock was picked. Thief got away with a 2011 SE Lager black/purple road bike.