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.

Similar to Magna Echo Ridge

Location

4604 N. Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Blue, spray-painted
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Spray-painted blue, altered handle bars with added natural color aluminum handle bar ends.

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: 
Garage door didn't close. Bike was vulnerable in plain sight unlocked.

Leader Heritage Edition Lo

Location

2709 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CHLOPROIE7015
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, velvet black bike seat, chrome fork, and bullhorn black handlebars.

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 a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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?: 
Bike was locked in an enclosed courtyard in front of my apartment. It's been locked there for about a month and used about every other day.
Incident Description: 
The courtyard in my apartment building opens up to a private alley and my bike was hidden and locked in the enclosed courtyard. It was not visible to casual passerbys and there were also 3 other bikes locked in the same courtyard in the exact same manner. I can only imagine that the $900 value of the bike is why mine was the only one stolen. It was stolen sometime between 11:00pm on September 12th and 7:00am on September 13th.

Haro Flightline

Location

Wellington & Sheridan
2970 N Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Wirtz Realty permit sticker on front. New hand grips. 18 speed bike.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Theft occurred between 9/12/2019 and 9/15/2019

Trek Hybrid

Location

1734 N Artesian Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black/Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 year old bike, Kryptonite U-lock horizontally mounted on cross-bar, rubber trailer mount on rear wheel

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 day

Mercier Kilo TT Pro

Location

5600 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Dark Grey Mercier Kilo TT Pro with chrome trim. Upgraded with Vittoria Randonneur tires, MKS GR-9 Pedals, Zefal Mountain Bike Toe Clips.

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 street sign.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes

2013 Schwinn Midmoor

Location

1112 N Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Gold / Champagne
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with wooden basket on 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?: 
Permanent Storage
Incident Description: 
Bikes were permanently stored in shared garage adjacent alley. Neighbor left for work at 6:00a with bikes still in garage. At 11:00a bikes were discovered missing and garage door was wide open.

2014 Fuji Absolute 2.3

Location

1112 N Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Color: 
Black / Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with Portland Design Works Bar-Ista Coffee Cup Holder installed on front 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?: 
Permanent Storage
Incident Description: 
Bikes were permanently stored in shared garage adjacent alley. Neighbor left for work at 6:00a with bikes still in garage. At 11:00a bikes were discovered missing and garage door was wide open.

SIRRUS WMN V TARBLK

Location

6141 N. Paulina St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Black (teal accents)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new bike. Lock attached to middle body

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?: 
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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked behind back gated/fenced area to wooden pole. Theft cut cable that locked the bike to the fence.

SIRRUS MEN V RKTRED

Location

6141 N. Paulina St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in new condition. It had a U lock attached to the body.

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?: 
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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to wooden stairwell, behind fenced in area. Theft climbed over fence and cut the lock.

Fuji Absolute 2.0 LE

Location

Lakeview alley garage
865 W. Newport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Serial number F91106341 Frame stamp BI 1585
Size: 
15"
Color: 
Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pink with white letters, step thru frame. Panniers and handlebar bag attached when stolen. Left side mirror.

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?: 
always in garage
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from garage at 865 W. Newport Ave. Garage door pulled up. side door lock broken

Gary Fisher Marlin, Bafang BBS02 Electric Bike

Location

Clybourn Office
2232 North Clybourn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red grips, Bafang BBS02 Mid Drive Motor. Triangle bag battery. Kenda tires. Promax Render Mechanical Disk Brakes. Ibera Bike 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stolen from indoors. 6 hours or less. Inside a place of business (on 4th floor, which doesn't have much human traffic). My work is on the 5th floor.
Incident Description: 
My work address is 2232 North Clybourn, 5th Floor. Our bikes are regularly parked on the 4th floor. Someone made their way to the 4th floor and stole the bike. None of the bikes are locked since it is indoors and people are regularly present.

All City Macho Man

Location

2353 w wabansia ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright Orange bike with Tri Bars, Garmin watch holder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Month's. It was in a key fob bike storage/garage

Mongoose Juneau Fat Tire

Location

916 W Ainslie St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Lime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Unidentifiable (no decals) neon green, medium frame, fat tires, custom C9 seat, see photo

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 a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
All summer
Incident Description: 
I kept my bike in the gated, locked back area of our condo unit. Someone had to climb over a 6.5ft iron fence and then cut the cable that was tied around a wooden deck pole and both tires. The u-lock is probably still attached to the bike frame.

Sekine, "World Finest Bicycle"

Location

Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
~16"
Color: 
Fuschia
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rusty with flaked paint (distinguishing damage/paint flakes); 'WORLD FINEST BICYCLE' decal on downtube; seat-mount water bottle bracket with no bottle cage attached; Fortified tamper-resistance lights on handlebars and left rear seat stay; chrome Crane bell on stem; U-lock holster and original chrome cable mount brackets on top tube; brand new Continental 32cm tires; faded pink duct tape covering various rust spots on frame.

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 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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Was locked to metal rail directly outside my door Sat. evening at 9pm, discovered missing late Monday morning. I was home throughout this time.

Trek Portland

Location

3406 w Shakespeare ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU248SZ0242D
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek road bike in very good condition with a rack attached to the back. The bike is brown with “trek” written in white letters

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?: 
About 1 month
Incident Description: 
My wife arrived home after being out for three hours and the bike was missing from the garage. Nothing else was taken so we assume it was just one person that grabbed it.

motobecane turino pro

Location

4714 N. Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
d67k00415
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Straight handlebars, detachable rear mudguard, red rear light and 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?: 
14hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike taken from garage between 5:30pm Friday and 3pm Saturday (9/7). Garage door was opened intermittently due to construction work at the property.

Javelin Vigorelli

Location

3229 N Central Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White industries rear hub, white deep v's, carbon fork, Cinelli stem

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?: 
years

Specilized Rockhopper

Location

Wrigleyville
Addison and Racine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black, yellow, and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This a custom bike so the color should give it away. Other small distinguishable feature is that one of the tire pump nozzles has a cracked red cap on it and the other tire is missing the cap.

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?: 
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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a wooden post (I'm an idiot) in the back of an apartment complex in the alley way right near the corner of Addison/Racine.

Raleigh Alysa 1

Location

garage
1807 N Talman Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
u143k10282
Color: 
White with purple & gray stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well maintained bike. Has U-bar lock attacked to vertical post. Pannier rack on back. Removable front/back lights

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike is always stored in garage
Incident Description: 
Husband left garage door open as we were leaving. Thief biked past around 9:25 am, saw the garage door was open and entered to steal the bike.