THIEVES paddled off with a 15ft kayak.
Sunderland Police are appealing for information after the boat was stolen, sometime between 4pm and 7pm on Sunday.
The thieves struck close to the Golden Lion pub in Lion Place, South Hylton.
The kayak had been left for a short time while the owner had gone for a walk.
It is a green 15ft Venturer Easky 15 model.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area on Sunday, and who might have seen any vehicles with a kayak on the roof.