A van was reportedly stolen from a street in Wick only to be found dumped hundreds of metres away from the owner's home.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported theft of a van in Dunnett Avenue which occurred on Friday at 3:15pm.
The vehicle, which was a white Mercedes panel van with the registration number SJ64 WHW, was later found at the Wick Business Park.
No damage had occurred to the vehicle and no contents had been removed.
The male suspected of driving the vehicle without the permission of the owner was described as white, early 20's, slim build and wearing a black beanie hat and black jacket or top.
Anyone has any information about the incident iscontact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.