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.

Retrospec Harper Plus

Location

1312
W Farwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
HK201026500
Size: 
43 CM
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, single speed black commuter bike. No modifications except headlight/taillight.

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 2 hours
Incident Description: 
Went to friends house for dinner, arrived at 7PM. Locked to light post in front of apartment building for visibility from the window. I left at 9pm and the bike was gone, lock was cut and left in the grass.

Trek Zektor 3

Location

Logan Square
1957 n fairfield ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
A6J5084123
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black bike with pinhead skewer set

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Came home from thanksgiving to find bike was gone :( Likely stolen due to theft knowing how to get into garage and seeing my bike there with no car in front.

Schwinn Women’s Trailway

Location

Francis Hall Loyola University Chicago
6314 N. Winthrop Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
700c/28”
Color: 
Blue (Shiny Violet Blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shiny purple-blue color with teal colored writing on it.

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?: 
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?: 
Since Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Incident Description: 
I noticed my bike as well as a few others were missing when I arrived back at my dorm at around 9:45 pm. My lock had previously been tampered with with burn marks on the combination part. That incident was around 2 months ago.

Specialized sirrus 1.0

Location

Home
2200 block w Byron
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men’s
Color: 
Black/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. Has worn metal pedals. U lock attached along the top metal frame in front of seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
About 6 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was free standing on my back patio. completely out of sight unless someone was lurking around back courtyard and/or knew what they were looking for.

Motobecane Cafe 21

Location

5456 S. Harper Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
15
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Motobecane 3x8 speed. Silver 15in Mens bike. New condition. Black fenders, rear reflector. Flat bars. Bars were narrowed from their original width. Stem inverted to lower handlebars.

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 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?: 
1 week

Specalized Hotrock

Location

Home
1746 W Rascher Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC011477267R
Size: 
Kids 24 inches
Color: 
Black with little pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has the lock hanging between the handles. It has a pink bell on the left side and a water bottle holder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was in the back yard with locked gate. Someone most likely picked the lock, entered the back yard and stole the bicycle. The bike was unlocked in back yard, leaned to the fence. We noticed that bicycle was gone at 7 AM, but our neighbor said she heard some noice around 2 AM. The gate that is always locked was wide open.

Trinx M136 Mountain Bike

Location

Lane Technical College Prep High School
Addison St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26 inches (wheel size)
Color: 
Black/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition: Very good. Bike has a bottle holder on the frame and has white markings on one side of the tires.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About 7-8 hours.
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen at Lane Tech High School, on the fence parallel to the entry to the parking lot from Addison St.

Radwagon 4

Location

825 Oakton St
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
RW4E20B2646
Size: 
Cargo
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black Radwagon 4 electric cargo bike with a black Thule Yepp baby seat on the back cargo seat inside a monkey bar cage, a front basket, light, drink holder, phone holster, and a lot of black reflective striped stickers all over. Our kid's helmets were also attached - a toddler Nutcase in teal with a donut pattern and an adult red Bern helmet.

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 months
Incident Description: 
A kid approached our back gate from the east side of the alley between Oakton and South Ave, just east of Elmwood in Evanston. They tried numerous times to enter our yard through our gate as shown on our security cameras, then came around the front of our house to get into the back yard and enter the garage. He wheeled the bike out the garage, had more difficulty with the back gate with more security footage of this, then walked away with the bike, heading east down the alley.

LeMond Versailles or Volare

Location

West Giddings Street
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2007-2008 Black/silver Carbon fiber Versailles or Volare model Zurich model with Shimano components Bontrager wheels A lot of sentimental value

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?: 
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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Residence, 6 weeks after moving in
Incident Description: 
Two men entered my garage (caught on camera) and stole two bikes locked to each other. The other bike is a black Cannondale.

Fuji Feather CX

Location

West town
725 N Aberdeen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
sfj165ic0607k
Color: 
Black on black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is 6 years old. Is black all around with random red/crimson bolts on the seat/handle bars.

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?: 
4 years
Incident Description: 
Bike stored in locked garage. Bike itself was not locked. Someone left a pump/helmet in the area but left with the bike.

Trek FX 2

Location

Parc Huron
469 W Huron Street, #1410
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU259C2479P
Color: 
turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Turquoise bike with bike lock holder where bottle holder would be.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Owner went to check on bike and it was found to be missing

Trek Dual Sport 1

Location

Northwestern Hospital
251 E Huron St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU032XC2420S
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Charcoal Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Phone holder on handlebar and rack on back tire.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up on rack outside of Northwestern Hospital on 251 Huron St. for night shift at around 6:50pm. Came out the following morning 11/21 to find it gone. Unclear how they defeated the lock but there was nothing at the scene.

Trek FX 1 DISC

Location

Home
3011 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU051C4675P
Size: 
XL
Color: 
CHARCOAL
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
a lot of wear and tear on the handle bars from the headlight

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: 
Bikes were locked in the garage - someone used a crowbar to gain entry overnight and stole 2 bikes.

Trek Domane SL 5 Womens

Location

Home
3011 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTW122QUO017N
Size: 
56
Color: 
infared/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Only 1 year old - nothing too unique.

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

Trek Checkpoint AL3

Location

231 N LaSalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU121C3175R
Size: 
61
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
blue bottle harness on seat post part of 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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
stolen from outside 231 N LaSalle, just north of Board of Trade

Schwinn Continental

Location

Alley Behind 61st and Greenwood
61st and Greenwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Burgundy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front tire is a 27 x 1 1/4 tire on a 27 x 1/18 wheel, rear wheel has both tire and wheel at 27 x 1 1/4. There are dents and scratches all over the bike, a working cycles sticker on the seat 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
three months
Incident Description: 
The electric gate leading into the parking area of my apartment building was left open, so someone wandered into the garage and walked out with the bike.

2018 Specialized Tarmac

Location

Belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Gunmetal Grey/Hyper Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2018 Specialized tarmac - Specialized greenish/bluish color - black hand wraps. Minor damage around the rear axel from a bike trainer. Specialized Speedometer. Stainless steel mountainbike clip ins. 2 water bottle cages Don't have a picture, but it's the exact same as the attached picture.

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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into my garage and stole the bike in the middle of the night

Trek 820 from 2011

Location

5320 s drexel ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
medium
Color: 
Navy, White and sky blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition, it had a small pouch under the saddle when it was taken

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?: 
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?: 
36 hours
Incident Description: 
I came to unlock my bike and it was gone.

Walmart Mens Fixie bike

Location

Street
Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Bright green badly plastidipped in black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Its a very bright neon green that was badly plasti-dipped in black that is peeling off. It's pretty worn down, front and back brakes. Has a mud cover and a cup holder attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was on the 22 bus heading North