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.

Torker U-District

Location

Apartment building
827 W. Waveland Avenue,
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SKRL12G02654
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black with white accents. Normal wear and tear, good condition. Tires are fairly worn down. Handlebar central pivot is worn down to a brass color on top.

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?: 
Weeks

Trek 2020 Roscoe 8

Location

St. Matthias School
Claremont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU049C0721P
Size: 
Women's Small
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In excellent condition.

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?: 
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?: 
A few hours. Locked in fenced in playground area at school.
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen sometime during the school day. The person would have needed to get into the fenced in playground area and then stolen the bike. The lock was cut and left at the scene. There was a pretty constant stream of classes playing outside during the day so there were only small windows of time that it could have been stolen.

Jamis Coda Elite

Location

Park Crest Condos
2420 W Lunt Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
I62600253
Size: 
19.5
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent Condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Year
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in a cage. Someone cut the lock and stole the bike.

Cannondale M500

Location

Park Crest condos
2420 W. Lunt Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
KD 09695
Size: 
16
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Someone has broken into our basement storage unit and cut into the cage to stole the bike.

Giant Bowery

Location

Avondale Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gray fixed gear bike with bullhorn handle bars and front black rack.

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?: 
Months

6KU

Location

Pilsen
18th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black bike with blue/haze wheels. Single gear bike. Hand pump attached with a blue sticker saying ride easy

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left bike outside of mini mart on 18th and Blue Island. In the store for 5 minutes and bike was gone

2020 REI Co-op Fat Bike, Model DRT 4.1

Location

SuperCuts in Westlake Plaza, Suite 7C
3217 Lake Avenue
Wilmette , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
C4FL4284
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
4.8 inch "fat bike" tires, black Crank Brothers Stamp2 platform pedals, small nick in saddle, aluminum water bottle holder on 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
My bike was on my car bike rack. I was parked in a crowded parking lot in front of a strip mall. I forgot that my bike was on my rack, unlocked, since I was driving straight home from getting it tuned up. I spontaneously decided to make a quick stop at a store. I was inside the store for 15 minutes and when I came out my bike was gone and some of the straps of my bike rack were missing (cut off?). I called the police immediately.

Soma Smoothie

Location

Paulina & Sunnyside
1708 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Pending
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Soma Smoothie (56cm), black. Silver Soma handlebars & stem with honey leather bar tape. Honey leather Brooks B17 saddle. Sora R3000 2x9 shifters. Sora crankset, Microshift R9 derailleur. Alex wheels (black rims & spokes).

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Locked up overnight daily.
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into a residential building through a gangway entrance and stole several locked bikes from the bike room.

FX3WSD

Location

Seminary Properties
4504 N Paulina St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU063C4508P
Color: 
Creme and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike looks brand new. On the Handlebars it has a HALO alarm and GPS system. All black and circular. Handlebars are black with white ( clear grips). Disc Brakes. TREK Lettering in navy blue, with gold accent.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Every day.
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in my apartment's storage room, basement floor. The theft occurred on video and the thieves broke the lock and were seen stealing it out of the building in the video. Filed a police report online, awaiting case #.

Samebike 20LVXD30 Folding Electric Bicycles

Location

Three-unit condo
Elmdale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
20 inch wheel
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Two-year-old bike, still very new. The bike was stolen through a garage burglary. The Lithium-ion Battery Pack was removed from the bike so the thieve will have a hard time selling the bike and may dump the bike somewhere.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
Two months. The garage door was forcibly damaged to take the bike.
Incident Description: 
We are a three-apartment condo. Our condo's garage was forcibly broken into. The burglar smashed the digital deadbolt of the door and stole the electrical bike. The bike was not in use for two months and stored in the garage due to the cold weather.

Jamis Renegade A1

Location

Home
1916 W. Larchmont Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WR9C01134
Size: 
51cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike purchased in September, 2020. Has a metal cup attached to the axel to attach a child trailer, a phone holder, a bike rack on the back for a basket, and a new bell. Folding flat lock is attached to the Frame.

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?: 
One Week
Incident Description: 
Garage had been closed and was opened. Bike was on a rack on the wall, and was stolen out of the garage. Two other bikes were locked to the wall, and were not stolen.

FX1 Stagger Trek

Location

1919 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Size for a 6ft Male
Color: 
Lithium Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Has a rubber cellphone holder between the handle bars. Have a white, partially torn sticker on the body of the bike. It's on the front of the bike, below the handlebars & above the front tire.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Bike thief has stolen 2 bikes from our Condo building on Tuesday at 4:31pm, then came back yesterday at 11:17am for another one. The thief forced open the gate of our Parking Garage and cut the bike locks.

Cannondale SR500

Location

Andersonville/Edgewater
Near Olive and Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
pending, trying to find photos
Size: 
56CM
Color: 
Red/Burgundy; "Rose" in Catalog
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good shape, all original parts except for seat and pedals (small triangular shimano clip ins). Drilled non-aero brake levers. Shimano 600 all around. Rigida rims. Seat has a piece of yellow reflective tape on the back. Rear wheel shows some brake wear.

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?: 
Often
Incident Description: 
Bike one second floor of building, in enclosed porch area. Taken along with other bikes from basement. Odd part is that this bike was not immediately visible to anyone who just had the opportunity to sneak in.

Cannondale ST600 1991 Light Blue

Location

Andersonville
Olive Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58-60cm
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition, SKS skinny fenders. Modolo stem, Modolo 6 Q Even Handlebars, goofy power hub in back, 7 speed cassette with spacer.

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?: 
multiple days, generally stored there after use

Marin

Location

Ravenswood Terrace Apartments
1809 West Argyle Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 years old but in good condition

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
I kept two bikes locked up in my storage unit at Ravenswood Terrace. 3 months ago I noticed wheels on one bike was stolen and just today I noticed an entire bike, frame, and lock were stolen. The bikes were locked to each other through the front wheel. Only residents are able to access the storage unit as you need a code.

2012 Trek Superfly 100 AL Elite

Location

401 W Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WtU168008860
Size: 
XL
Color: 
White and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is an XL large bike - 23" frame with 29" wheels. It has Fox front and rear shocks and a white seat. Bike was locked in building storage facility and the bike lock was cut with what looks like bolt cutters. This is a very large bike - as I am taller than 6'6" - and it sticks out like a sore thumb in the city.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Few days (always stored in this bike storage).
Incident Description: 
Went to check on my bike in my apartment's bike storage area. My lock had been cut with bolt cutters and left, and the bike was gone. This is a very large bike - 23" frame and 29" wheels - and it sticks out like a sore thumb in the city.

2013 Big Shit (fixed gear) bike (white/black)

Location

Wicker Park
Honore street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
56 - large
Color: 
White frame and black wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Basically brand new. Stolen out of my garage. One pedal is missing the foot basket.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was stolen out of my garage
Incident Description: 
[no description provided]

Marin Nicasio+

Location

844 N. Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
051908055
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
6 months old gravel bike with black fenders and backtrack. Great condition. Orangey tan color

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 hour
Incident Description: 
Someone in the building left the garage door open. The thief came in and stole the bike off the rack.

State Bicycle - Yellow “Test” Fizik Seat -

Location

4343 n Clarendon Ave unit 2608
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
179
Color: 
White and Gold + Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good

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?: 
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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Some guy in my building asked me whose bike that was, and it was mine. Almost like he knew, told me abo it a camera that didn’t work. Gone 2 days later after he asked. One of a kind Fizik Seat that says “TEST”