Heartbreak for family as vintage pram is stolen

Lauren Haze, with her children, Caleb, 10; Deacon, 5; and seven-month-old Pippa. Lauren's distinctive car was stolen, along with a vintage pram and the children's toys which were inside. Picture: Denise Bradley Lauren Haze, with her children, Caleb, 10; Deacon, 5; and seven-month-old Pippa. Lauren's distinctive car was stolen, along with a vintage pram and the children's toys which were inside. Picture: Denise Bradley

David Bale david.bale2@archant.co.uk
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
10:43 AM

A vintage pram was one of the items stolen from a car parked in a communal car park area in Norwich.

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Lauren Haze, her husband Wayne and their three children Caleb, 10, Deacon, five, and Pippa, seven months, awoke last Friday to find that their Nissan Largo Highway Star was missing from near their home.

But just as upsetting to them was that a 1970s vintage Silver Cross coach built pram was inside the car.

Mrs Haze, 33, from Gentry Place, said: “Obviously the car is an inconvenience, but we are more concerned about all the things with great sentimental value that were in the car.

“My mum bought the vintage pram about 15 years ago and it has great sentimental value. At the moment we’re using it for Pippa, but it’s also worth quite a lot.”

The housewife belongs to a vintage pram group whose other members are raising money to help them replace it. She added: “There’s a lady from New Zealand in the group who is helping to raise money to get a new pram. We have got one that Pippa can use in the meantime, but it was a shock when we got up and found the car was gone.

“Deacon’s favourite leopard teddy bear, which goes everywhere with him, was also in the car, and he’s really upset about that.

“Pippa’s pram toys were also in the car and the picnic blanket that she lies on when we go out. We don’t normally leave the pram in the car but we had been swimming, and it was so late, that we left it.”

The car is also quite rare – it is 18 years old and had just passed its MOT, Mrs Haze said.

“We are absolutely gutted about the whole thing. and the thought of someone driving our car is horrible.”

Mr Haze, 31, who works for a timber firm in Felthorpe, has borrowed a neighbour’s car to get to work. A Norfolk police spokesman said: “A Nissan Largo was stolen from Gentry Place between 9.30pm on Thursday, April 10 and 7.30am on Friday, April 11. The suspect or suspects stole the white and silver MPV from the communal car park area near Knowland Grove.

“A Silver Cross pram was in the vehicle when it was taken.”

Call PC Sam Burton at Earlham police station on 101.

Has something of great sentimental value to you been stolen? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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