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 [email protected] 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.

TREK Verve 2

Location

Unique Thrift Store
3748 N Elston Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small- I am 5’0
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was bought recently(second hand)and is in very good condition.It is a women’s bike, so has a low bar to step over to get on. I had it locked with a coily lock.

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?: 
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?: 
20-30 minutes
Incident Description: 
I came from my teaching internship at Disney II and stopped at unique thrift store on Elston on the way back to get clothes for work. I

Specialized E5 Allez

Location

Uptown
4806 N Magnolia
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC006058958R
Size: 
54"
Color: 
Black with orange/pink specialized lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition, bright green bottle cages, specialized lettering is rare "papaya" which is an orange/pinkish hue

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 year

Trek Verve 3 Disc

Location

2024 W Irving Park Rd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Mulsanne Blue with Yellow Bontrager NCS Fender Set
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition with a child seat at the back, and a princess helmet at the child seat

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?: 
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 day
Incident Description: 
The bike is secured and parked in the building garage. The lock is in place, with a piece of it remaining at the scene.

Marin Kentfield

Location

2651 W Armitage Ave
2651 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
L20008062
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stickers on 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?: 
Overnight

Ariel Rider D-Class

Location

DroneHub Media
445 W Erie Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
E-Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blake
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black with large off-roading tires. They is a lock holder under the seat. The gear shifter is silver & the control buttons have black tape on them.

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 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?: 
For maybe an hour.
Incident Description: 
3 teenagers stole the bike outside of my office. They broke the lock and road off.

REI Co-Op CTY 1.1

Location

My Apartment
Near 54th and University
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
Medium/Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has silver disc brakes, text on the bike saying REI co op is white, some bright green accents, cap on back tire is missing so it is likely to be flatter than the front, and some wear on the paint on the underside of the frame. Also has a silver water bottle holder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen overnight from the back area of my apartment (fenced in by a locked gate but adjacent to an alley), not sure if the U-lock was compromised because I had to run to work, I'm guessing either it was cut or the bike was lifted entirely over the pole it was locked to.

Super73 R Adventure Series

Location

4010 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
E-Bike
Serial No.: 
98ca2782e88ddcd6
Color: 
Panthro Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint Black leather seat Grizzly brand tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Had been locked every night
Incident Description: 
1 Caucasian men came in, scouted around at around midnight Came back with 3 more men and stole the Super73 and other bikes as well, finishing up around 3:30 am

Jamis Allegro A3

Location

4125 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M201005728
Size: 
16"
Color: 
Ano Nickle (silver with teal accents)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Planet Bike fenders. Planet Bike Eco Rack. At time of theft had a paper and metal tag under the seat with "G" written on it.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days since last usage
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack behind our building. Bike was locked through front wheel via U-Lock. Front wheel was detached and left locked to the rack.

2016 Specialized Langster

Location

4126 N Lincoln Ave
Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc602264367L
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has brown grip tape, clip-in peddles, and when stolen had a Thule Yepp Maxi (black) child seat on the back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from interior building storage room on July 3-5.

Specialized Roubaix 2007

Location

Whole Foods
Corner of halsted and madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 8, 2024 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White handlebar tape. Attached photo is stock photo of bike.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike around noon, worked in Whole foods cafeteria until 2:40, came out and it was gone.

Giant

Location

Apartment building - Racine Ave. & 19th Pl.
1919 S Racine Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark green and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant bike that is dark green and silver. Says "Spokes Naperville, IL" on the side of the frame. Has a large grey cushioned seat. The bike is old and has some rusting. Was purchased in the early 2000s.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about a week
Incident Description: 
The bike was last seen on the back porch before 1:30pm on Saturday July 6th, 2024 and was discovered missing on July 8th 2024. It could have gone missing anytime between 1:30pm on 7/6 and 1pm on 7/8. The bike was not locked to anything however the porch is enclosed with a locked fence. Someone either broke into the locked fence or it was left open by another person in the building.

Bianchi Sienna

Location

Peterson Woods Neighborhood
5620 N. Virginia
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK497823S
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Black with silver fenders
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
also has a bike lock, water bottle mount, and bike light mount

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: 
found the garage broken in to and bikes gone.

Bianchi Iseo

Location

Peterson Woods Neighborhood
5620 N. Virginia
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK827726R
Size: 
26"?
Color: 
dark green with black fenders
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Also has a bike rack, water bottle holder, and bike light

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: 
I found the door open around 11am; we estimated that the thief came in in the middle of the night. They broke the padlock off of the door and stole the bikes that were unlocked inside.

specialized sirrus x 4.0

Location

1465 w Carmen 3e
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC024010893S
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow specialized beam bag

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

Ozark Trail 700C G.1 Explorer Gravel Bike

Location

Rogers park
7618 n Eastlake ter
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Military green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
10hours
Incident Description: 
The wheel was left behind. They took the rest of the bike

Priority bikes, Turi

Location

Lakeview
Clybourn Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
PTGL22B0305
Size: 
19/Medium
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new with some scratch marks and a abus lock

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A day
Incident Description: 
Taking advantage of the fireworks someone came to our back porch and broke the wooden fence to free the bike while we were not home

Trek FX-3

Location

Cortland Towers Condo
2720 W Cortland St, Apt 105
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU106XC4326T
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer Trek bike, speaker attached to 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Several bikes stolen from condo garage building

Schwinn Ingersoll 700c

Location

5615 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
E-Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had everything I use to commute with my kid.

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 street sign.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone sawed the lock.

Bmx

Location

One stop comics
111 s Ridgeland
Oak park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Size: 
18 inch
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very fine condition. Sporty “freestyle”

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Silver BMX “freestyle “