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Home insurance company reveals surge in baby buggy thefts

Home insurance company reveals surge in baby buggy thefts

Thefts of baby buggies have doubled in the past year according to figures obtained by Halifax Home Insurance. The trend for expensive buggies, and parents’ willingness to buy second hand buggies online, is believed to be fuelling the theft of buggies. Specific models of buggies are being targeted, with the most of expensive boasting a price tag of over £500. The number of parents willing to spend this amount on a buggy has risen by 40% in the last year according to recent statistic. 1 in 4 parents say they’ve purchased a second hand buggy online, or from a friend or relative. What they don’t realise is, they could be unknowingly helping to drive up sales of stolen buggies as thieves are most likely to turn to online resources to off load stolen goods. The majority of buggy thefts are said to occur from the home, with the prams being taken from inside and outside the property. Other hot spots for buggy thefts include parks, cafes and restaurants. Home insurance experts are warning parents to keep their buggies out of view while at home, and not to leave these items in porches or driveways. It’s also highly advisable to keep a pram in view at all times while out and about.

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