THIEVES raided a boat on the Wear.
Police are appealing for information after the theft was reported at 10.40am on Wednesday.
Officers say thieves had broken into the dredger at Hudson Dock South.
It’s believed to have happened between 6pm and 7.30pm on Monday.
Property, including tools, were stolen.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information on the theft is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.