Tom Cruise's BMW was stolen while the Hollywood A-lister was filming in Birmingham.
The X7 had been used to ferry around the star, who has been in the city recording scenes for the seventh instalment in the Mission: Impossible series.
Tom Cruise leaving the Grand Hotel in Birmingham in the car which was later stolen.
The car was taken in Church Street in the city centre from where it was parked outside the Grand Hotel, where Cruise has been staying.
It is thought to have been carrying some of his luggage and belongings, worth thousands of pounds, when it was taken.
The car was recovered "a short time later" in Smethwick about three miles away according to police, but the contents were reportedly missing.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We received a report of a BMW X7 stolen from Church Street, Birmingham in the early hours of Tuesday morning (August 24).
"The car was recovered a short time later in Smethwick.
"CCTV inquiries have been made in the area that the car was recovered from.
"Inquiries are ongoing."
The 59-year-old has been causing a stir in the Midlands all week, and was pictured outside one of the city's curry houses, last weekend.
According to restaurant Asha's, he enjoyed his chicken tikka masala so much that he ordered the curry for a second time after he had finished his first serving.
The actor also posed for photos with a family in the village of Baginton, Warwickshire, after they gave his helicopter permission to land in their garden, following the temporary closure of nearby Coventry Airport.
In April, pictures emerged of a train track set up at a quarry in Derbyshire, said to be attached to the film.