We’ve heard a couple reports of BOB strollers stolen off porches in Wallingford over the past few days. Nathan says:
I wanted to report that our BOB Duallie Revolution (double) stroller was stolen off of our porch last night. It has a lock on it as well as a soccer ball and a shovel set.
And JC posted in the Wallyhood forums:
Our blue BOB stroller was stolen off our front steps in the middle of the night! Our house is fully fenced and higher off the street and I had put the stroller up on the steps temporarily. I usually store it in the garage, was planning to put it back but forgot. The worst part is that I had put the garage door opener in the stroller’s cup holder so that I could close it right after I put it back in the garage. Our front gate was pulled partially closed, but not latched completely – a sign to me that they were trying to be very quiet. I also have two yappy dogs who usually bark at any noises they hear and they didn’t bark all night. So these people were SNEAKY and BOLD. Ugh! I’m so annoyed right now! If you happen to see an abandoned blue BOB stroller around 43rd and Burke today, let me know. Highly unlikely, I know.
Finally, Darla writes:
Just want to warn neighbors that last night, we had a couple of porch robberies on Burke near 43rd. My neighbor had a stroller stolen and my grocery delivery was taken. Most likely this was around 3am. In a disconcerting twist, two empty Amazon bags were returned to my porch in the broad daylight during the only (brief) period I was out of the house today.
We also lost our BOB stroller from our porch earlier in the year, and we’re not alone. This is happening frequently.
Michelle tells me she saw two groups of homeless people (most recently, two guys, one girl, all in early 20′s) in the Fremont area who were using a blue BOB stroller to pack up and move their belongings around. That’s an awfully expensive item for someone living on the street.
My advice: grab yourself a cheap cable lock (like this one for $6 from Amazon) and put an i-hook in the wall on your porch to lock your stroller up. I’m guessing if you can make it at all difficult for them, they’ll move on, rather than spend time making noise trying to undo the i-hook or cut the lock.
PS No, mom, I will NOT buy burglar alarm, but thanks for asking.