Thieves broke into the garden of an Aberdeen watersports enthusiast and stole his kayak.
Piotr Wisthal lives in Tillydrone — an ideal location for him to take out his kayak out into the River Don for an enjoyable paddle.
However, Mr Wisthal went into his garden last week and discovered his beloved vessel had been swiped.
Now police are investigating the theft and Mr Wisthal is appealing for anyone with information about his missing kayak.
“The kayak is quite long in length, it measures about two metres, so it’s too long to store in the shed,” said Mr Wisthal.
He added: “I had left it in the back garden. When I went into the garden last week, I noticed it wasn’t there and thought it must have been stolen.
“The theft must have taken place between July 23 and August 3, when I was away.
“I only noticed more recently that it was gone.
“I was thinking that it wasn’t there when I returned from being away because I cut the grass the day after I got back. I just didn’t notice at the time that the kayak was missing.”
The kayak is bright yellow with red flames down the centre and has its brand name, Dagger, written on the side.
It is worth more than £400.
A description of the kayak has been shared with kayak clubs across the north-east in case members spot it.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said anyone with information should call 101.