Walking through the carpark at the local shopping center today, I notice some guy walking briskly through the roaded section pushing a 3-wheeled baby stroller. I'm thinking to myself it's a bit odd for a parent to push their pram around on the road as opposed to the sidewalk, and look to see if there's a baby in the pusher. There wasn't, although I saw a cardigan that looked to be covering up something smaller. Still, thought it a bit odd that this guy was walking out of a shopping center with a pusher and no baby in it, and no shopping, but hey, benefit of the doubt. He starts jogging one way up the footpath and I cross the road. Look back and some security guards start running out, so I run back and ask them if the guy was a thief, and they confirm that the guy had nabbed the pusher from a mother+child and hightailed it out of the center. I quickly assess that like most security guards these ones aren't fit enough to pursue at more than an elevated walking pace. I set off down the road after him, but I've been laid low with a minor medical condition lately and wasn't able to sustain a pace sufficient to gain on him above the ~100m head start he already had. Somewhat odd for me as I go to the gym fairly regularly and can sustain a decent pace for extended periods normally but today my legs felt like lead instead. He rounded a corner which I arrived at some 20 secs later and there were three ways he could've gone. Quickly ran to see which of the three ways and didn't spot him down any of them. Ducked and hid perhaps? Pursued down the most likely path but for nought. Odd though, there was another guy there walking along looking suspicious as, and then I thought the better of engaging potentially two individuals should I find the first guy. In the end I simply ran out of energy and gave up. I feel terrible that I wasn't able to help more to catch the asshole. No real point to this story. Just had to get it off my chest. Having had a motorbike stolen in my past I hate thieves with a passion. Shits me that today of all days that I was so weakened that I was unable to assist more when I was basically witness to a theft right in front of me. How f*cking scummy though to go after a soft target like a mother + baby. Makes my blood boil.