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.

Raleigh Hybrid

Location

933 Belle Plaine Ave
933 West Belle Plain Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red and black mens hybrid bike. Rear rack installed. May still have rear light attached.

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 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?: 
4 Years
Incident Description: 
Incident occurred within a parking garage that tenants have access to. Garage door was malfunctioning and left open.

WethePeople Battleship Dan Kirk Signature BMX

Location

Downtown
Wabash and Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
20"
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but in good condition. White tires showing evidence of skid burns, frame was covered in stickers and hand-painted artwork, including on the headset. Purchased from Let's Roast Cycles.

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?: 
Bike was on the front of a CTA bus I was riding on.
Incident Description: 
My son was riding a #60 CTA bus. The bike was on the front storage rack. At some point close to Wabash and Washington, he exited the bus and did not grab the bike. Somewhere between there and the end of the line at the CTA garage at 357 S Kedzie, the bike was removed from the bus. CTA said the bike was not reported to lost and found by the driver and no other garage reported it turned in, either.

Specialized CrossTrail Mechanical Disc

Location

Residence
Grace Street & Ashland Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920546654P-5680432
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Neon Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Color matched Specialized Grips, Specialized side mounted bike pump, Specialized kickstand, Specialized under-seat pouch containing headlight and tail light, mushroom style 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
June 2022
Incident Description: 
Bike was discovered missing from garage on Saturday 11/19 and was last seen on Tuesday 11/15.

Huffy Nighthawk

Location

Cta Blue line
Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26”
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I made this Ebike. It has a battery mounted in the center with a chain and a ULock and duct tape. and a hub motor on the back. It has a blue LED throttle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
CTA uic Halsted stop. Thursday 11/18- sunday 11/20
Incident Description: 
I had come home from visiting my girlfriend. Got off the UIC halstead stop to see my bike missing

Specialized Crossroads Hybrid Women's

Location

Uptown
931 West Leland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
27" tires 48cm/19' frame
Color: 
Black and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
27 speed, disc brakes, quick release wheels and seat, front suspension, 27" tires, 48cm/19" frame, Women's, like new conditon, back flat rack, puch under seat, and flashing lights on back wheel, bell and holder for front light on handlebars

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
My neighbor noticed a number of open packages left opened in our laundry room so I suspect the bike was stollen at this time as I was out of town. Laundry room was unlocked but bike was locked to rack on wall through tire and frame.

Retrospec Amok

Location

Hyde Park
5531 South Everett Avenue, Apt 2S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
TFS232932
Size: 
58cm L
Color: 
Matte Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is lightly used but in very good condition. It has a small taillight and headlight installed, along with a rear rack installed over the rear tire. It has a sticker on the frame, near the middle of the frame's lower bar, for Small Shops bike shop, where I bought it from.

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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the locked storage room for the Everett Hyde Park apartment building. It was stolen sometime between the afternoon of November 10th and the early morning of November 16th 2022.

Respect Cycles Mini Velo City Bike

Location

3824 N Sawyer Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
one size
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
aftermarket items: pink platform pedals, pink riser bars, pink oury grips

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?: 
several weeks
Incident Description: 
garage door forced open, bikes were hanging from ceiling for storage

2013 Cannondale CAADX 105

Location

3824 N Sawyer Ave, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F120617021
Size: 
48
Color: 
Aluminum/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pink bar tape, silver rear rack

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?: 
several weeks
Incident Description: 
2 bikes stolen from garage, appeared that door was forced open, bikes were handing from ceiling for storage.

Advocate Cycles Watchman

Location

Extra Space Storage
1300 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
OR15120345S
Size: 
S
Color: 
Titanium (silver)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Titanium fatbike w 4” 45Nrth Vanhelga tires

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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked storage unit in storage facility requiring code entry to access the building. Exact date unknown, between 9/10/2022 and 11/13/2022

2022 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Comp

Location

1201 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC001070665S
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Burgundy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gold Stickers on fork. Tan grips. Black and Blue pedals

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 weeks
Incident Description: 
Person broke into my condo building. Where they tried braking into one room on the first floor. After realizing nothing was there, they then proceeded to go the basement where he stole my bike.

Diamond

Location

Reside on Roscoe Apartment Building
532 West Roscoe Street, 270
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White with Lime green handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, lime green handlebars

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?: 
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?: 
A month
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen from the apartment bicycle room located in the parking garage of the building. The bike was locked and secured behind a gate door that requires a key fob to access. The bike room has security cameras The bike has an airtag hidden under the bike seat. As of 11/10, the last know location was 7234 W 75th st, Bridgeview, IL 60455. As of right now, the airtag is still active.

2006 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Location

Northwestern University
320 E SUPERIOR STREET
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
STE65D0334
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kept in very good condition. Specialized Roubaix red and black carbon fiber bike with Zertz inserts in front and rear forks and carbon fiber seatpost. New Continental All-season Black edition tires. Red handlebar tape. Small white Upper Peninsula Lakeshore Bike, Marquette, MI sticker/logo on right side of frame near headtube. Carbon fiber FSA SL-K crankset, black Specialized Bennies platform pedals.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to the bike rack in the courtyard at Northwestern University between Searle building and Kellogg Weiboldt Hall. I walked up as the thieves were pulling my bike away from the rack. I yelled and ran after them, but the thief was able to get away and ride my bike Westbound on Superior Street. There appeared to be four of them - two lookouts and two working on my bike. The Starbucks manager actually saw the thief riding my bike away and knew him - he goes by "Black" and hangs out around Hudson and Chicago Avenue. That courtyard is very busy all the time, and I parked my bike in front of an office window. They had cut my lock and somehow flexed it to slip the bike and cable out.

SCOTT CONTESSA SPEEDSTER 15 DISC BIKE S

Location

House
1255 N Cleaver St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Blue and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition

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?: 
Throughout summer till now (around 4 months)
Incident Description: 
It was in my back porch and it wasn’t when I woke up this morning. I’ve checked with my house owner and neighbors who have no idea.

Trek FX3

Location

Across the street from the Lawrence House apartment building
1020 W Lawrence ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu031xc1273t
Color: 
Blue and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, like new except the back reflector was missing. It was a 2022 model that I bought new in July.

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 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?: 
35 minutes
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike up to a bike lock to take care of a cat in the apartment building across the street. When I came outside my bike and U-lock were gone.

Jamis Coda

Location

Uptown
Sunnyside and Hazel SW corner 1E
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WLH7122113M
Size: 
21.5
Color: 
Metallic Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Photos are old before repaint. New frame same color but no Jamis Sticker. Bike has dyno hub that powers a front and back light via bike motion. Black bike rack fairly new. Mountain bike bar ends. Bike in very good shape.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Bike stolen overnight on 11/6
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen out of a garage evening of 11/7. The thief either scaled the fence from an alley or got through the back gate into the building courtyard.

Retrospec Beaumont City Bike

Location

Home
2851 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Baby Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Has a retro custom silver light attached to the front

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 months
Incident Description: 
Somebody broke into my garage, stole my bike, and rode off.

Redfire Mens Mountain Bike, 21 Speed Shimano Drivetrain

Location

1114 W Armitage Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Big
Color: 
Black with yellow colored sign that says “red fire”
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition, there are scratch marks near the handle because a week before the bike was stole the basket that have been installed was also ripped off and stole. There is a black ring that is attached right next to right handle as well as a small head light. It’s a black bike in a very good condition and the name “redfire” (name of the bike’s company) is written across the middle section of the bike in yellow color.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
From 8 pm until 9 am the next morning
Incident Description: 
I have parked the bike outside of my apartment at 8 pm and when I went out to do laundry around 12 am I also saw it. The next day when I went down around 9 am the bike and the lock was gone. There was my roommate’s bike that was locked at the same location but it seemed like hers was only slightly moved.

Rad Power Bikes Radrunner

Location

Continental Lounge
2801 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
vr1h2ov3451
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Utility Ebike with built-on rear rack

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight

Specialized Sirrus 4.0

Location

1142 S Michigan Avenue, Apt 8
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC022000194T
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New / underseat bag, lights

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my condo building garage while I was out for an errand. the bike was unlocked because it was in a supposedly secure garage with at least two different locks needing to be breached from any entry method.