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 Suburban

Location

Apartment Backyard
1811 N Kedzie Avenue, Apt 2
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large, Mens
Color: 
Forest Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rusty, paint is coming off, duct tape on the handle bars, stickers all over the bike, bike is forest green with black plastic pedals, the front and back tire have different types of air pump attachments one is small and one is large, one of the stickers has is black and white says "brooklyn" and has an image of the brooklyn bridge

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
left in a hidden location overnight with bike lock attached to the bike, storeroom entrance
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from enclosed and gated backyard area, not visible to any outside area. Bike was taken between 10 pm yesterday evening and 7:30 am this morning. No other details are known.

Raleigh Cadent

Location

5244 N Elston Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Silver and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red speedplay pedals, fraying grey tires

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike to a street sign post while at the gym. About 35 mins into the workout, I was outside and noticed the bicycle was missing. There was also a gentleman on a lift performing work to the building while the bike was stolen but did not notice anything.

Specialized

Location

Corner of N Spaulding Ave and W Wellington
3001 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium (I think)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2016 or 2017 white, women’s, Specialized brand, hybrid bike. Black mirrors, one on each handlebar, cell phone holder on right handlebar, blue and yellow equality sticker on top of top bar of bike frame, near the handlebars. The top bar slopes downward from front to back. The word SPECIALIZED is printed on the side of the bottom diagonal bar. There is a black rack on the back that holds two large saddle bags. The rear wheel was off when the bike was stolen so it may or may not have a rear wheel. There are two water bottle holders, one white on the back vertical bar, the second black on the bottom diagonal bar. A portable speaker holder is around the top bar of the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Locked for less then 24 hours the day it was stolen. But I’ve been locking it there for over 3 months
Incident Description: 
Locked bike in foyer area of my apartment building on the right of the stairwell. I locked the bike, and front tire with one U-lock and cable around the stairwell banister, and used another, separate U-lock to lock the frame to the front tire. The bike was locked to a wooden stairwell banister, which remained intact, when the bike got stolen. The thief used a saw to cut through the two locks and chain/chord around 2 am Monday morning.

Giant Roam 2

Location

Apartment Building
W. George Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K3FK31521
Size: 
Large (mens)
Color: 
Black / Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike. On the frame below the water bottle rack between the pedals there is a green and white sticker saying Mikes Bike Shop.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
1 Month
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from basement storage room of apartment building located near the intersection of W. George St and Mildred St. The bike was secured to a wooden stud wall with the cable lock wrapped securely around a stud and through the bike frame and front tire.

Bianchi Sport SX

Location

Newgard Ave b/w Albion and Arthur
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small (50-52 cm)
Color: 
Black with red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older bike in good condition. Few distinguishing features, unfortunately: black tape, a small Schwinn pouch, padded women's seat.

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Over a week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen sometime between the 8th-10th. Taken from a courtyard building with over ten bikes locked outside; mine was positioned all the way in the back right corner of the fenced area, not visible from the street. I assume my bike was the least secure and not specifically targeted.

Raleigh Mojave 2.0

Location

2118 W Birchwood Ave
2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
U71K32925
Size: 
XXS
Color: 
COPPER
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has a rear rack installed backwards, due to a need for the lowest seat setting. Missing rubber on the right handlebar.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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?: 
3 weeks

Trek FX1

Location

Home
Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver with blue writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver with blue writing trek, brand new, has kick stand, broken reflector in front, U Lock holder

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
By back door
Incident Description: 
Unknown time, bike on locked 3rd floor private porch.

Jamis Commuter 1 Femme Hybrid

Location

DAMEN AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
the bike has a basket on the front and an onguard lock attached to it.

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 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?: 
less than a day

Roadmaster 24"

Location

711 S Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Extra black seat cover, No carrier

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?: 
1 day

1978 Schwinn Bike

Location

My Apartment
The alley/side space area of Clark and Roscoe intersection
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
LP525460
Size: 
Women’s Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow wheels, blue body, baby blue drop 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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
I was taking out the trash when I realized my bike was gone from the back/outside area of my apartment.

Mid 70s schwinn caliente

Location

Pilsen
951 w 19th st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
700cc
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a wheel powered front and rear lighting system

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?: 
Overnight

Wulf

Location

Home
172 W Menomonee St, Unit 2A
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
AF18H00972
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a single-speed, back bike. It had a U-lock clipped to the frame, although that is likely removed now.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
I had used it two weeks before realizing it was gone.
Incident Description: 
I live in a walk-up on Menomonee St. The front door is locked, and there are four separate units inside that door. My bike was inside the locked door, but outside my own unit. It was not itself locked inside.

2010 Blue Trek

Location

Caldwell lily pond
Fullerton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small, women’s
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older with white basket on front

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?: 
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 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of Caldwell lily pond for about 2 hours as I was officiating a wedding. Cable lock attached through frame to rack. Bike has white basket on front.

Starve Bicycle Co

Location

Woodlawn Tap
1172 E 55th
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, green, & yellow chain. Both pedals are broken in half. One front brake on the left side. 28cm rear wheel & bigger up front.

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 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?: 
A few hours.
Incident Description: 
Left the bike locked along with a friends. Came back & it was gone.

Fuji 1.7 flat bar road bike

Location

Old Town (1552 N North Park)
N North Park Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. The handles (specifically left) had a piece of the cushion missing. It had a U lock holder on the main area of the bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Max 3 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked it to the parking pole sign in front of the building. The U lock went around the frame and I came out and the U lock was still around the pole but the entire bike was missing.

Peugeot

Location

Juliana Restaurant
3001 W Peterson Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium (5'10" rider)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange / Tan rims. Drop bar handles. I wrapped some plastic around the handles but they could be easily removed.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left it behind a trashcan behind a local restaurant. When I came back it was gone, the restaurant said they have cameras that look into the back so they could help with video recording. And neighborhood witness saw a man with a beard take off with a white bike towards the main street.

Fuji Silhouette

Location

1460 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD302L0447P
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front right fork had a lot of scratches. Hold-it lock 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?: 
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?: 
4 hours

Novara. Cortona Donna

Location

Larrabee Garage at River North Townhomes South
918 N Larrabee St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U156K22811
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new, flawless. White frame with orange and red accents. Black tires. Tires were flat when bike was stolen.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 Years
Incident Description: 
My bike had been safely locked to my storage cage in my garage for the last 1.5 years. Someone broke the lock/handle to the door leading to the garage (either last night or early this morning) and was able to enter the community garage. They broke my KryptoLok U-Lok and Chain and took both that and the bike. My neighbor 2 spots over also had her bike stolen. We live in the River North Townhomes South and have had multiple bike thefts in the Kingbsury Garage, but this was a first for the Larrabee garage. I believe its the same people that break into the Kingsbury garage. I've requested video footage from my HOA.

Giant Escape 3 Disc S

Location

2844 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K5EK52643
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Charcoal / gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scratches on bell, kickstand and side due to a fall; brake squeaky

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A month
Incident Description: 
Someone came to my 3rd floor apartment and broke the railing on my porch / balcony and ripped the bike off with U lock still attached to the rear wheel