Brooklyn Center PD investigating brazen boat theft outside owner's home

The heist was caught on camera.
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A Brooklyn Center man is appealing to the public for help finding his boat — which was stolen right outside his home this weekend.

Matt Zdon took to Facebook to share a surveillance photo of the theft, which occurred in the Twin Lake area Saturday morning, in broad daylight:

Zdon's post identifies the suspects as "two guys and a woman" using a dark-colored pickup truck to take the boat.

A video clip shared by Zdon in a followup comment shows a complex process to steal the watercraft. The group can be seen unhitching it from Zdon's vehicle and repositioning it with the help of what appears to be a tow cable, before finally attaching the boat to the rear of their own truck and driving off.

In an interview with KARE 11, Zdon says he had parked the boat out front so he could "take it to get gas," and that he was inside his home when it was stolen. 

A sergeant with the Brooklyn Center Police Department tells the station they're "working with other law enforcement agencies to enhance the video" in the hopes it might reveal the pickup truck's license plate. 

In the comments of his Facebook post, Zdon describes the boat as "one of a kind"; it's blue with "SUPREME" written on the side and has the license plate number YBB4665. 

Anyone with information on the boat's whereabouts is urged to contact Brooklyn Center police. 

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