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.

Specialized Crosstrail

Location

Half Italian Grocer
Milwakee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC608178337G
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; loose kickstand

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike to a metal street light in front of 2645 N Milwaukee Ave. I entered Half Italian Grocer for lunch, was inside for about a half hour. When I returned, my bike and lock were gone.

Fuji One.9

Location

Logan Square Blue Line Stop
2616 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Gray & Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike with rear rack and

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?: 
Parked at 7:30AM, gone by 10PM

Jamis Allegro

Location

Addison Blue Line Stop
3622 W Addison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Y91K38735
Size: 
14.5
Color: 
Pearl White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White with Jamis written in Black. Black and red tires. Modified with drop down handle bar.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked at CTA Addison Blue line stop around 8:30am and missing by 6:30 pm.
Incident Description: 
Newer U-Lock was cut and bike was stolen from Addison Blue Line stop. Locked on a rack on the sidewalk amoungst several bikes. Front tire was locked to bike with another U-Lock. Bike modifed with drop down handlebars.

1986 Schwinn Super Sport

Location

1400 W. Winnemac Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
K609029
Size: 
approx 59cm
Color: 
Flamingo Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Head Stamp: "Schwinn Chicago" stamped 3576 Original Shimano 600 components: Brake Levers: BL-6209 Brakes: BR-6208, stamped KF (means June 1986) Hubs: HB-6207 Crank Shafts: FC-6207, stamped Left:KG and Right:KH (July and Aug of 86) Front Derailleur: FD-6207, stamped KC (March 1986) Rear Derailleur: RD-6207 Plus a Shimano Biopace 52/42 Chainring, marked KE/KF (May and June of 86)

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 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was removed from a locked garage.

GMC Denali Road

Location

1118 N Oakley Blvd Apartment 3R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Orange and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Practically brand new with an after-market LED strip attached to the front wheel.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two weeks
Incident Description: 
Someone

Dahon Mariner D7

Location

Alley between Ada and Noble just north of Grand.
Ada St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
D809727938
Size: 
LIGHTWEIGHT 4130
Color: 
Aluminum
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Folding 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?: 
Garage was open and they took it. It was not secured within in the garage.
Incident Description: 
Garage popped open. Incident seen on camera. Shortly thereafter bike was stolen.

Felt AR5

Location

Leavitt and Hirsch
Leavitt and Hirsch
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
160307
Size: 
54
Color: 
Matte black with red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than 2 years old. Has two stickers on top cross bar "Kelsea Offner." Red bar tape. Along right front side where break/shifter cables run, small scratches in carbon frame around cable housing to frame. Cobb saddle. Zipp 404 wheels.

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?: 
1.5 hours bike was locked in car. Car window was smashed in and stolen.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in truck of car - car rear window had been smashed and bike was stolen, along with racing Zipp 404 wheel set.

Spalding Blade

Location

Merchandise Mart Plaza
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
N/A
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was an old/vintage bike that has been bought as a second-hand item.

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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked up the bike next to Merchandise Mart Plaza at 08:45 AM in the morning. I never left the building and spent the whole day in the building. When I was out at 6 PM, the bike was gone.

Giant Cypress.

Location

1530 W. Cortez Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Orange and grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but in good condition. Small size man's 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?: 
daily

Dahon My Uno Folding Bike

Location

Chicago Loop
Monroe and Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Size: 
20" wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition. Has custom black censors and a Serfas brand seat

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked folding bike seat and frame to bike rack outside Sharp building at SAIC. Had to drop off paperwork. Accidentally left key in lock, realized it after going into building. 3 minutes had passed, but bike was gone.

Mercier Kilo WT5

Location

home
1530 w cortez, alley
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
dark gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
track bike. 5 speed Sturmey-Archer internal-geared-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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into garage by crawling through outside vent then opened garage door from inside. Bike was kept in the garage.

Trek 7.2 fx 2014

Location

john bezmaterny
2335 W Barry
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Swtu343c6823h
Size: 
14
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
For two days
Incident Description: 
My garage door was opened and my bike was gone

1980 Fuji roadster

Location

Home
627 Brummel Street, 2E
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Tall
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; internal hubs, shifters and generator for front light; Sturmey Archer aftermarket shifter, Ortlieb handlebar bag, cracked leather seat.

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?: 
Years
Incident Description: 
I lock my old Fuji to my daughter's bike nine times out of ten using an Abis folding lock. This time.. I dunno. We were gone for a week. When I came home it was the first thing I noticed. No bicycle.

Red Cannondale

Location

1255 N Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The black handlebar tape was unraveling. Buzz off seat, lollipop pedals, Wolf wheels

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside of house. Packages have recently been stolen consistently from the the porch. Guessing someone saw the bike locked in the house through the window when doing so, and probably kept trying the door over time. It was unlocked (Left door unlocked for about 20 minutes so my girlfriend could come inside when she was coming over) and they got lucky. I was home at the time and this was the middle of the day.

Giant

Location

2076 N Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Women's small
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great shape, no light or water holder (frame is too slim to hold a water bottle), the front had a little string tied around it (but very possible that was cut off).

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a week
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a locked garage. My bike was stolen, but 2 other bikes remained in the garage. My helmet and U-lock had been hooked onto the handle bars, and both the helmet and U-lock were left in the garage, placed on a moving box in the garage, but bike was gone.

Trek District 9

Location

Logan Square
3302 W Dickens Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very well cared for road bike, no noticeable dents or scratches

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?: 
One Evening

Schwinn World

Location

home
2416 W. Cullom Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old but kept up, Gray 1990 Schwinn World. Black handlebar tape, gray rack on the back, green "bike winter" sticker.

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
I believe I left my garage door open overnight. Someone came in and took my bike off the wall. I hadn't locked it. Other items of value in the garage were untouched.

Fyxation Eastside

Location

Logan Square
Kedzie Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a number of stickers, black stripes, bullhorn handles

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
My apartment has both a gate to get into the back yard and the storage room is locked. There are a number of bikes in the room, all unlocked. This was the one night I didn't lock mine up, and it was the only one taken.

Specialized

Location

Lincoln Square
Farragut Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition. Baby seat attached to the back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was located on our back deck. Unfortunately, it was not locked up. I considered taking it this morning but decided to drive instead. When I got home a few hours later it was gone.