Even now, thieves are scheming to turn these children into pedestrians. Photo by Nick Kozak/Torontoist.
The Toronto Police Service issued a press release this afternoon alerting the public to “increased theft of baby strollers,” to the tune of six incidents in the past ten months, in the vicinity of 11 Divison, located near the intersection of Dundas and Keele streets. Apparently, these dastardly stroller thieves have been fencing their haul online. Constable Wendy Drummond writes, in the release [PDF], that police have already arrested and charged a man and a woman, who were caught hawking purloined prams on the web. There is no mention of twirly mustaches or throaty cackling, but we assume these details were left out for brevity. The police are advising area residents to write down the serial numbers of their strollers and store them out of sight, to which we add: maybe forego the deluxe model.