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Cobble Hill Crime Report: Stroller Thieves at Trader Joe’s

January 25th, 2009 · 8 Comments

From the Park Slope Parents email list comes news that nothing is sacred. Not even a stroller outside the new Trader Joe’s at Court and Atlantic:

ust fyi – our blue & yellow Maclaren Triumph (3 yrs old, beat-up, with a very used Bundle Me inside) was stolen from the front of Trader Joe’s! Just be careful. I had taken my daughter out to push in a shopping cart. Be careful! And anyone have a cheap Maclaren for sale?

Attention stroller thieves: At last steal a new one. Come one. Show some class.

Tags: Cobble Hill · Crime

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Janet // Jan 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I’m trying to imagine where this stroller was left. On busy Court Street, or in the antechamber of the store, where you get a basket? The writer also doesn’t indicate how long s/he was in the store, filling a cart and then waiting on line, but a stroller, especially a beaten-up one, might’ve looked abandoned.

  • 2 Ajlouny // Jan 25, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Stealing a stroller is pretty needy. Maybe it was a parent that couldn’t afford one. I am not saying it’s right. It’s a hard time these days, people get desprite.

  • 3 Anonymous // Jan 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I have to wonder why the stroller was left in the first place. Maybe it was left in a place that it was in the way of foot traffic and someone got rid of it. I never understood why people feel that leaving their strollers around is Ok. it’s your stroller so fold it up and take it with you.

  • 4 Jack // Jan 26, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Needy? Not really. With the amount of strollers dumped every day because parents don’t need them and agencies who provide them for parents who need them, the only “need” would most likely be to sell or flip it somewhere.

    Said it before and will say it again, BoCoCa is not only upscale, but also a neighborhood with a lot of pawn/loan/fencing operations. Kind of bizarre since where I grew up in deep Brooklyn … I never saw a pawn shop my whole life.

  • 5 Cobble Hill Blog » Stroller Theft at Trader Joe’s // Jan 26, 2009 at 6:45 am

    […] Gowanus Lounge reports that a stroller has been robbed from Trader Joe’s on Court Street. Someone wrote into the Park Slope Parents email list saying that their 3-year-old beat up Maclaren stroller was stolen from the front of store (where it was left unaccompanied while they had their daughter in a store carriage). It might be Trader Joe’s but it’s still Brooklyn, folks- keep an eye on your belongings. […]

  • 6 Janet // Jan 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Here’s hoping it doesn’t seem that I’m blaming the victim, but we’re in the big city and if you put something out of your sight you can’t expect it to be there when you get back. That includes shlepping toys, bikes and skates around within the playground, and certainly a stroller, which is a big-ticket item and is also a popular conveyance for the possessions of homeless people.

  • 7 mag // Jan 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Yes Jack, there are actually “needy” people in “upscale”BoCoCa. And just for your information, as Ajlouny pointed out there are alot of desperate people out there. Not sure if you have read a newspaper as of late, but ummm there are quite a few unemployed people living in our “upscale” neighborhood who are, and have been for a long time a paycheck (or unemployment check) away from losing their apartment/homes.
    People who foolishly leave their belongings unattended only to discover them to dispappear should realize this still is the big city, not Kansas.

  • 8 newyorkshitty.com » Blog Archive » Lost & Found In Greenpoint // Feb 28, 2009 at 10:00 am

    […] make me and better or worse than them: only different. I respect their difference. Up to a point. My stroller friends to the south seem to operate under the presumption they do not live in a city of 8,000,000 plus […]