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.

Mercier Kilo tt

Location

3102 W Lyndale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Navy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Converted to single speed, front and back brakes.

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?: 
-
Incident Description: 
Actual date unknown but occurred within the last month. Fairly new bike. Taken from locked storage room. Mine and several neighbors' bikes stolen.

Trek

Location

Noble Square
1503 W Cortez St APT 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Small bag behind bike with red reflector attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key 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?: 
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 a day

Cannondale Synapse Fem 7

Location

Home residence
North Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
8RWA7T56/GRN
Color: 
Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition lime green women's Cannondale bike with fish design on the frame. A small bag was attached to the back seat.

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?: 
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?: 
It has been constantly locked in our garage since we have lived here for the past 7 years.
Incident Description: 
It is unclear how the bike was stolen from the garage as we believe it was locked up as it always is to the bike wall rack.

Trek 7200 Hybrid 2011

Location

1824 W Augusta Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU202C1910F
Size: 
15''
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dented Step-through frame Back and front low rider racks Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires Front suspension Very used, sticky handle bars Many scratches on racks, shifters and frame All accessories replaced to black Bell

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
24h
Incident Description: 
I left my bike yesterday (11/16) at 7pm locked in front of our building. Today in the afternoon I found cut chain lock.

Specialized Diverge Elite DSW ANO/RKTRED

Location

Medical Center
948 N. Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC601010342K
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black w/ Rocket Red highlights strips.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year worth of usage. A few scratches in the paint. Disc breaks. Rear tire has a special lock for the tire that replaced the original quick release.

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?: 
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?: 
14 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to bike rack with a LiteLock around the front tire and frame. Sometime between that night and the next afternoon, the bike was taken. No sign of the lock nor any sign of cutting/grinding/sawing was found.

Cannondale CAAD8

Location

Armitage CTA Stop
944 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
EM46017
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
White/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black front rim, plain aluminum back rim

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8-10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the Armitage CTA stop. Lock and bike were both gone when I returned to retrieve my bike after working in the loop during the day.

Xtracycle Free Radical

Location

Common Area Basement
2439 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
Large cargo bike
Color: 
Green & silver frame, black handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front green Trek mountain bike frame, covered with black electrical tape. Black swept-back handlebars. Broken covers on both gear shifts. Rear silver extended frame. Black nylon saddlebags. Black plastic seat with added foam padding. Silver steel frame enclosing child seating area. When stolen, had flowered plastic shower curtain hanging around rear frame area. (Kid protection frame has scuffs from curtain hangers)

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Went to get bike out of basement where I had left it after Friday commute. The (supposed to be locked) basement door was wide open and my bike was missing. I know the door was locked behind me when I put the bike away on Friday because I always check the handle. There were no obvious signs of forced entry.

Trek 1.2

Location

Irving Park YMCA
4251 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new bike purchased March 2, 2017 shoe clips

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours

Bianchi Pista

Location

1935 W Division
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Worn front logo, brooks saddle, shimano 105 front brake, long brake wire, white bar grips (not drop bars), flip flop (single speed on other wide of rear wheel), slightly discolored fork.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen, from W Division in Wicker Park, U-Lock was cut through both sides, half of lock left as scene. Occurred over night during flood and heavy rain conditions.

Schwinn Le Tour

Location

1720 W augusta blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Blue with White Handlebarrs
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed, white handle bar wrap, upgraded rims

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?: 
day
Incident Description: 
I believe someone ran into my garage while I was working on my car.

RECOVERED - Trek 1200

Location

The Revel Room
1566 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60cm
Color: 
Neon Yellow w/ Black Splatter
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1991 vintage frame in excellent condition. All other parts purchased brand new and built up only a month ago. Wheels: H Plus Son Archetype rims (black) laced to Shimano Ultegra hubs, Challenge Paris-Roubaix tires w/ tan sidewalls, Pitlock skewers Groupset: Sram, mix of Rival and Force Headset: Chris King (black) Stem/Bars: new-old-stock Modolo (black) ITM super italia (black), black Fizik tape Saddle/Seatpost: Selle San Marco Supercorsa Pista Concor (perforated black), Thomson Elite (black)

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?: 
Unattended for less than 5 minutes.
Incident Description: 
On 10/17/17, the CSBR received an email from the former victim: "My bike and a substantial amount of booze were stolen from the back of my place of work (Revel Room in Wicker Park) right at last call on Friday night. After closing time, we reviewed camera footage, circled the entire neighborhood, filed a police report, etc. The following night around 10:00pm, the thief thought it'd be a good idea to come back to the scene of the crime (idiot) likely thinking he and his friends could get away with stealing more booze. He was arrested in front of the bar, and he later admitted to everything. The cops then found my bike in his parents' garage. Unfortunately none of the booze was recovered with the exception of two partially consumed bottles. I was then finally able to ride my bike home from the police station at 6:00 Sunday morning. I'm still blown away by how everything came full circle in the matter of 24 hours. I couldn't be more thankful for the Chicago bike community and for all the friends who spread the word on this incident." I bartend at The Revel Room in Wicker Park. For the last 2.5 years, I've been riding my bike to work and have kept it in the very back near our office and walk-in cooler. It is an employees only area. On Friday night at 1:20am I stepped to the back behind our building to take a 5 minute break. I noticed my bike was outside tucked between two buildings. I thought to myself "that's strange and also not cool." I took the bike back inside (the back door automatically locks from the outside) and asked my entire staff if they had touched or moved my bike outside. They all replied with an honest "no." After 2:00am rolls around, we are closing the bar, my door guy and I notice that my bike is no longer in the back. He rides around the neighborhood (twice) and doesn't see anything. We take a look at the security cameras and see my barback taking a quick smoke break in the back around 1:25am, the bike is still there. Not even 5 minutes after he comes back in at exactly 1:30am, there is a man frantically walking out the back door with my bike and 3 to 4 bottles of alcohol. He snuck right past my floor past at the exact moment that we were doing last call at the bar. My door guys recognized him from the camera and identified him as being roughly 6 feet tall, thin, hispanic, very long hair in a pony tail, and a beard, mid to late twenties. Once I collected myself, I then filed a police report.

Specialized Rockhopper

Location

Logan Square
3314 W Belden
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
frowny face
Size: 
15 inch
Color: 
maroon with yellow font
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Swept back bars. Schwalbe tires. Pink and yellow cables.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
few hours
Incident Description: 
Side door of garage smashed in. This bike usually not kept there. Other bikes in garage we're locked together and safe.

Trek

Location

Lakeview
3545 N. Racine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20 inch mens bike
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Had a light mounted on the middle of the front handlebar.

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?: 
one month
Incident Description: 
A man opened our front gate (locked) and proceeded around side of building to back stairway area. Two bikes were locked - one female bike with a solid lock and the men's with a cable and padlock. The man cut the cable and exited out the front entrance in broad daylight. We have security camera footage and you can clearly see his face. He is an below average in height (about 5/6") man with shaved head and small mustache - either light skin African American or Hispanic. He was wearing a silver/grey colored puff vest; a navy blue sweatshirt under that; and gloves. I can supply the camera footage if anyone wants it.

Cinelli Gazzetta

Location

Wyzant
1714 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
203TGY561810
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Dark grey/blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2013 Cinelli Gazzetta with Mavic Ellipse wheels and Brooks Cambium saddle in grey. Easton bars, stem and seat post. SRAM crank and Sugino chainring. It also has chain tensioners and an angled fender on the down tube.

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?: 
During the day and left overnight
Incident Description: 
We have a bike parking area behind two keycard accessed entry doors. It was brought in around 10am and left overnight (stolen between 5pm and 7am the next day). Another bike was stolen at the same time.

Trek SL 1000

Location

Fifth Third Plaza
222 S Riverside Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
White/Orange/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Attached with small distance computer and Aero Bars.

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?: 
45 minutes

2011 Trek Madonne 4.5

Location

Roscoe Village
1900 W School
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU259CT200F
Color: 
White with silver and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition with black carrying case strapped to seat. Odometer on handlebars.

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 garage all summer
Incident Description: 
The bike was hanging on the wall in my shared garage. I left at 5pm; when I returned home at midnight, the bike was gone.

Jamis

Location

Home
4705 N. Washtenaw Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
medium men's
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red frame with red tape on handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Our garage door was accidentally left open last night and this bike and another one (purple and yellow Centurion) were stolen sometime between 6PM and 7AM. I'm not sure if it still has the red tires--will ask my husband (it's his bike).

Centurion

Location

Home
4705 N. Washtenaw Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Not known
Size: 
Men's, medium to large size
Color: 
Purple and yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright yellow tape on handlebars. Vintage bike with distinctive purple/pink and yellow frame. My dad's for 30 years. :(

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 years
Incident Description: 
Our garage door was accidentally left open last night and this bike (and another one) were stolen. The bike shown in the photo is an identical one that I saw on the street in NYC and took a pic to send to my dad because it was just like his, but his (the one stolen) has yellow tape on the handlebars.

Schwinn

Location

Axis Apartments
441 E Erie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a used bicycle in good condition. The name "STANLEY" is (or at least was) on the front of the bike in block letter stickers.

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?: 
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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
I came outside my apartment building this morning to find my bike (and lock) missing. Multiple bikes are still locked to the same bike rack (they were there much longer than my bike).