Lock up your prams.
A raft of Bugaboo Bandits are brazenly stealing prams from baby stores and then selling them online.
Yep. It’s a Bugaboo black market.
Earlier this month a trio of thieves – some of who may-or-may-not even HAVE babies – strolled into a NSW baby warehouse and wheeled those boos out the door like it was no big thang.
But in what’s believed to be a spate of thefts, parents have reported prams being stolen from inner-city homes and garages as well as parks and cafes.
The strollers then appear online – on Gumtree and Ebay – for sale.
Remember when pushers were just rickety, cheap contraptions that were made to get a child from A to B?
No more. Now they’re chevron patterned, lambswool lined carriages of luxury.
The average Aussie spends $425 on their pram. But the Bugaboo – widely considered the poshest pusher – sometimes goes for more than $2000.
We went undercover to investigate pram-gate and found a shop where thousands of dollars of prams were just sitting there waiting to have screaming babies put mash biscuit crumbs into.
We tested the security:
But GET THIS. Stores are now chaining the prams together to prevent would-be bugaboo bandits from striking.
For parents at home, it might be an idea to get thyself a big arse buggy lock or alarm and beat the thieves.
Famous people with the poshest pusher around: