Demand for top brands has created a black market in stolen buggies,The Times reports (£)
Thefts have soared by more than a quarter in the past two years, and one in 14 parents with small children has had a pushchair stolen, according to figures from the insurer LV.
According to police data, buggy thefts are most prevalent in Greater Manchester, Northumberland, Lancashire and Kent.
The pushchair most commonly stolen is the Maclaren Techno Stroller, which costs £300 brand new.
John O’Roarke, managing director of LV, told The Times: “It is easy to forget about your valuables when minding a small child but parents need to take care that they don’t fall victim to opportunistic thieves.”