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.

GHOST SQUARE URBAN 2

Location

Blue Cross Blue Shield
300 E Randolph
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WCR1248482L
Color: 
DARK GRAY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Krypronite U-Lock mounted on the top tube. Mount for a Nite Rider light on the handle bars. Mount for a Nite Rider light on the seat post.

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?: 
at most 9 hours
Incident Description: 
At 0700 Thursday morning, February 14, I locked my bike to a bike rack outside the East plaza of the Blue Cross Blue Shield at 300 E Randolph. The rack is no more than 20 feet from the entrance of the building. I secured the bike with a Kryptonite cable through the front wheel and U-lock capturing the frame and rear wheel. At 1600 Thursday, February 14, I exited the building and noticed my bike was missing. There was no sign of the bike, the cable, or the U-lock. I just filed a police report online and I'm waiting for the case number.

Scott 10-speed Sub (with internal gear hub)

Location

Apartment
7367 N Ashland Blvd, Floor 2
Chicago IL , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CC4K7932 or EN12764
Size: 
Women's XS
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was about a 2015 model; kept in very good condition, syncross handlebars and internal gear hub.

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?: 
Bike was kept indoors when not in use
Incident Description: 
Apartment was broken into and burglarized sometime between 1-4pm. Lots of things were taken, mostly electronics, as well as personal items. We are the third apartment in this building that were hit in recent weeks (on Ashland & Jarvis)

Specialized Diverge A1

Location

4 E. Erie St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602251792m
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, one year old. Black fender on rear wheel, light mount on right handle bar (no light), water bottle cage.

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack near corner of Erie and State st with a kryptonite u-lock and chain to front tire and was gone when I got off of work.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

Wicker Park Garage
W Potomac
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU242C7224G
Size: 
20
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Pedals Village Cycle Sticker Go-Time Cyclo-Computer, black wire bottle cage, Elastokase smartphone holder, Kryptonite U lock, front and rear light

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?: 
Stored in locked garage for 4 years
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into garage window and stole 2 bikes. Incident happened between 1am - 6am.

Trek 7.5 FX Womens 2016

Location

Wicker Park Garage
W Potomac
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU352C6155K
Size: 
19
Color: 
Navy metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Navy Metallic with pink seat clamp. Two black wire bottle holders, Klic HP tire pump, Go time cyclometer clip on handlebar and accessory bag clip. Village Cycle sticker on the bike.

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?: 
Stored in locked garage for 2 years
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into garage window and took 2 bikes. Incident happened between 1am and 6am.

2018 Fuji Cross 1.1

Location

Walgreens
757 n Michigan ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WB0020L15141
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 months old new condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15min
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with an Absus flat combination lock to a bike rack outside of the 757 N. Michigan Ave on the Chicago Ave side. I ran in to Walgreens and was in the store 15-20 minutes then returned to my bike missing. Asked around but no one saw anything and filed a report with CPD.

Trek Aluminum Series 2000

Location

Wicker Park
1500 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Bright Yellow with Blue Letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty good condition, worn out chain from recent weather, blue front rim, red back rim

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 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?: 
30 hours
Incident Description: 
Left bike due to inclement weather, came back to get it and it was gone.

Giant FCR

Location

Garage in Albany Park
N. Albany Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small men’s
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a black powder-coated rack on the back, a small leather pouch under the seat, a lock lock/holder & bottle holder on down tube. Also on downtuve is a reflective sticker (silver and green) that says MyBikeAdvocate (from Freeman Kevenides Law Firm) in Metallica-style font. Small Cateye headlight on handlebars.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I’ve stored it in our locked garage since April 2018.
Incident Description: 
When my husband came home he saw that the side door to the garage was wide open. My bike was gone, and while there’s no sign of forced entry, the door won’t close properly now.

Blue Triad Elite

Location

Well Fit Triathlon & Training
1700 W Hubbard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
XS 49cm
Color: 
Blue & neon green/yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Triathlon/TT bike. Aero bars and power meter. Practically brand new, rode only once outside & 1 month on a trainer

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Indefinitely. It is a permanent storage location within a training facility
Incident Description: 
Well Fit training facility was broken into through a large glass window on Paulina. Members store their bikes throughout the facility. 5 bikes were stolen from the same location within the facility, which could be seen clearly from the street. The bikes were wheeled out of a side exit doorway and ridden away.

2018 Cannondale CAADX Tiagra

Location

Cycle Smithy
2468 1/2 N CLARK ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FA77411
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Red / Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bicycle. No pedals when stolen. Shimano Tiagra drivetrain. Cyclocross bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
NA
Incident Description: 
Thieves broken into our storefront (Cycle Smithy - 2468 1/2 N Clark St) and stole 3 new bicycles.

2018 Specialized Crux Elite X1

Location

Cycle Smithy
2468 1/2 N CLARK ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC604294493
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Acid Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bicycle. No pedals when stolen. Sram Rival drivetrain. Cyclocross bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
NA
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into our storefront (Cycle Smithy - 2468 1/2 N Clark St) and stole 3 brand new bicycles.

Specialized Venge Pro Disc Ultegra Di2

Location

Cycle Smithy
2468 1/2 N CLARK ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC614124491N
Size: 
52
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike! No pedals when stolen.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
NA
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into our storefront (Cycle Smithy - 2468 1/2 N Clark St) in the early morning and stole 3 brand new bicycles.

Giant Fathom

Location

2143 W. Thomas Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
K76009848
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Seat post moves hydraulically.

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?: 
8 months
Incident Description: 
I have the bike hanging in my garage at home and the garage door was left open. Stolen in between 12:00pm-2:30pm

Aventon cordoba 2018

Location

Lycee Français de chicago 1929
W Wilson Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
molten orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Green pedals and red hold fast straps

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?: 
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 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike got stolen in front of my school. The man with an orange hat took about a minute to either pick or cut the lock.

TREK DOMANE ALR4 56 CM

Location

APARTMENT BUILDING
2842 NORTH ORCHARD
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU002G0451M
Size: 
MEDIUM
Color: 
SILVER-GREY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
EXCELLETN..IT WAS BOUGHT NEW AUG 2018

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 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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 HOURS
Incident Description: 
THE BIKE WAS LOCKED WITH A DOUBLE LOCK ON A CAST IRON FENCE IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING. WHEN I GOT BACK THE BIKE CABLE AND LOCK WERE GONE. IT WAS SOMETIME BETWEEN 10AM AND 6:30 PM

WBD133L0575L

Location

House
N lowell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WBD133L0575L
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black with orange and white detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Purchased new on 5/5/2017. Drop handle bars. New blue disc brake pads.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from a locked garage. Video of incident, but did not capture the criminal

Kona, Jake the Snake

Location

Walgreens on North Ave & Wells St
1601 N Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XS/S (49cm)
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kona Road/Cross Bike. Model: Jake the Snake 2014. BRIGHT orange. Size: 49cm (Small). Clipless Pedals, with silver foot platform mounted on bottoms of pedals. Original Kona saddle. Rear rack - black metal. Saddle bag under seat in back. Two waterbottle holders on frame.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Around 7pm on 1/14/19, at the corner of North Ave & Wells St, tall African American man cut the lock and took the bike, heading North on Wells.

Jake CX KONA

Location

Lincoln Park walgreens pharmacy
2500 North Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Bright orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition . New platform / clip on plate installed on pedals. Disk brakes front and rear wheels.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
1 hour

Specialized Allez 2018

Location

308 w Erie st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Carbon fiber saddle, saddle bag, two black/red wiel carbon fiber water bottle holder. Speedometer Magnet front wheel on right side, black shimano spd pedals.

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?: 
My company was broken into in River North.
Incident Description: 
They somehow got passed the front door and secondary door both needed a fab to get in. The used a crowbar to break in the the entrance of the company I work for on the sixth floor. Took acouple high ticket items and my bike. The bike was not visible threw any windows.