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.

Kona Dew Plus

Location

Pine Grove and Waveland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
IN18010922
Size: 
52
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike rack, Terry Butterfly saddle, bottle holder, bell, kickstand

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
48 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike frame locked to rack with numerous other bikes. Bike appeared to be the only one stolen.

Trek 7.3 fx

Location

Wicker Park
Evergreen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu138c0101g
Size: 
25
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Really good 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?: 
Taken at 1:55 today. I have video
Incident Description: 
Forgot to put my garage door down. Got footage of someone walking in and stealing it

2018 Raleigh Route 1

Location

Condo building in Bowmanville
2250 w foster ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small/16" frame
Color: 
Navy blue/purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Front suspension forks, disc brakes, 21 speed. Only the frame was stolen-- seat was not with the bike. White "Route 1" and graphic markings on the cross bar are a little muffled amd scratched up. There was a front bike light clip on the handlebars.

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up at a friends place on a typically secure side street..Oakley and W Foster. Locked up around 10pm with a 12mm u-lock and a 10mm cable that was wrapped through both tires and secured to the post with the u-lock. I took my bike seat inside with me, so it was just the frame that was locked up. Tried to leave for work around 1130 on 5/5 amd the bike was gone, but the cable and cut ulock were found in the grass

Raleigh Grand Sport

Location

Sedgewick Brown Line Station
1536 N Sedgewick Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium size road bike, 54-55 inches
Color: 
Blue and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well-worn bicycle. Inside of frame battered and covered in notches from the lock banging against the frame over and over. Black bike rack attached to the rear. 2 bungie cords strapped to the rack. Little red light and reflector pad beneath the seat. Another little white light attached to the fork at the front of the bike. Handlebars bent inwards. Registration stickers on the inside of the 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I arrived at the Sedgewick Brown Line station at 3:45pm on May 3rd, 2021. I locked my bike to the bike rack by the entrance to the station and caught a train, unfortunately being in such a rush that I forgot to notify the CTA attendant. I returned, via the Brown Line, at 5:50pm that same afternoon to find my bike gone without a trace. Between the hours of 3:45pm and 5:45pm, the lock was defeated and the bike stolen. A CTA security camera overlooks the bike rack.

Trek 16 7.0 FX

Location

956 N Leavitt St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU085C7699H
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Nickel/Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light grey Trek bike with padded seat, cushioned handlebars, and a bike bell

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?: 
30-40 minutes
Incident Description: 
We had gotten our bikes out of storage for a bike ride on Sunday morning and went back inside to finish getting ready. The bikes were next to a railing behind our building, in between the building and our garage. They would not have been visible from the from of our building but could've been seen from the side from someone coming down Augusta.

Trek 16 7.2 FX

Location

956 N Leavitt St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU008C1198L
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bright blue color, in very good condition. it has a storage container underneath the seat, a phone holder, a flashlight on the front, and a water bottle 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
bike was in this area for about 30-40 minutes unlocked. it was behind out building next to a railing, we had just gotten them out of storage to go on a ride and went in side to finish getting ready
Incident Description: 
We had gotten our bikes out of storage for a bike ride on Sunday morning and went back inside to finish getting ready. The bikes were next to a railing behind our building, in between the building and our garage. They would not have been visible from the from of our building but could've been seen from the side from someone coming down Augusta.

Schwinn Sierra

Location

3522 North Fremont Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark Red / Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
19 inch frame and 23 inch wheels. 26 inch tires.

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?: 
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?: 
2 Days
Incident Description: 
not sure what time

Schwinn Continental

Location

my house
Kimball
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
JHD74875 or JHD74859
Size: 
26?
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1974.. there's quite a bit of rust on the chrome fenders. it has a dyno light. It has a broken black 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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few hours over night
Incident Description: 
woke up in the morning to the missing bike

Bianchi C-Sport 2.5 Celeste

Location

5311 Empanadas
2045 W North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK834292N
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, had a mounting for a front basket on handlebars but no basket. Teal Bianchi C-Sport 2.5 Celeste

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: 
Stolen in front of a restaurant. Bike was locked to a street sign for about 30 minutes. Bike, lock, and 2 helmets are gone.

Jamis Mountain Bike

Location

Jewel on Lincoln
4200 N Lincoln
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Jamis Mountain Bike
Size: 
Adult XS
Color: 
Grey with green logos
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kids or small adult Jamis mountain bike. Matte grey aluminum with green logos.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was in front of the Jewel at 4200 N Lincoln; my son went in the store with two friends and when they came out his bike was gone.

Schwinn

Location

4109 N BELL AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Mid
Color: 
RED
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent shape. One brake doesn't work.

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 day
Incident Description: 
Stole bike from garage

Specialized - Sirrus

Location

Home
5434 N Winthrop Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602097549I
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
5 year old bike in great condition. PakRak bike rack over back wheel. Bike bell on handlebar with battery operated lights on front and back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Two Specialized bikes stole off secured back wooden patio, happen sometime over night April 28-29th.. Both bikes were double locked with U-locks. One U-lock was locked to the frame of the bike and to the wood railing. Second U-lock was locked through the front wheel and to the frame of the bike. Patio wood railing was broken to free the bikes. Two older biked were left when they took our newer bikes.

Specialized - Daily Sport

Location

Home
5434 N Winthrop Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606095765J
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Dark Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
5 year old bike in great condition. PakRak bike rack over back wheel and small rack over front wheel. Bike bell on handlebar with battery operated lights on front and back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Two Specialized bikes stole off secured back wooden patio, happen sometime over night April 28-29th.. Both bikes were double locked with U-locks. One U-lock was locked to the frame of the bike and to the wood railing. Second U-lock was locked through the front wheel and to the frame of the bike. Patio wood railing was broken to free the bikes. Two older biked were left when they took our newer bikes.

Scattante X330

Location

923 N Lawndale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ICFJ11H00301
Size: 
48cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. There was a rear rack installed as well as a phone mount and front light.

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was in my locked minivan in my backyard, which was locked as well. The thief broke the deadbolt on my gate and smashed my van window to get at my bike.

Specialized Crossroads 2.0

Location

525 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC011154147R
Size: 
L
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Failure new hybrid bike. Gray with green lettering

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?: 
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?: 
2 weeks

Trek

Location

dr martens shoe store
1561 n milwauke ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium, womens
Color: 
black, silver, green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mirror on the right handle bar, waterbottle holder, some green and black

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?: 
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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
on the corner of north, milwauke, and division my bike was stolen, just west of the old flat iron bar and dr. martens at 1561 n milwauke ave

Specialized

Location

Art institute of chicago
111 south michigan avenue.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26 inch.
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old but solid. Purchased at The Wheel Thing in LaGrange. Name of shop etched in bike.

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?: 
Three hours.
Incident Description: 
Bike locked in front of Art Institute. Helmet also locked. All gone. Sometime between 1:00 and 4:00pm.

Trek Roadbike 7.0 FX

Location

apartment building
5316 S. Dorchester Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
339C6368H
Size: 
M
Color: 
Tan/ Gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike isn't new anymore but in good shape. When it was last seen it had a Racine Cyclery decal on it and the front wheel was slightly smaller and narrower than the back wheel.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the private bike storage room alongside the lock itself.

Nirve Starliner

Location

3817 W Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
Unsure
Size: 
Adult Women's Bike
Color: 
White/cream
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is gently used and in very good condition. Maybe 5 years or so old. It is an off-white color with "Starliner" and "nirve" written in silver on the body and is a casual cruiser bike (not athletic). There is a blue and white bike parking permit sticker on the top bar and a wide brown leather seat. The basket is white wire with a yellow sunflower fabric insert that could be removed at this point. There's a green polkadot frog bell on the handle bars that also may be removed.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
All winter. It was in the locked basement of my apartment building since early fall on a communal bike rack. I thought I locked it to the rack as well but I am not positive.
Incident Description: 
I just discovered the bike was missing today April 25th around 2pm because my neighbor posted a note on the basement door that her own bike was stolen which made me look for mine. We think the incident occurred about 2 weeks ago around the 11th of April based on her memory but have no idea exactly what day or time. I am guessing it was in the middle of the night but do not know.