The police helicopter has been called in to search for a four-wheel drive vehicle which was allegedly stolen from the South Devon area.
The owner of the vehicle, a blue Land Rover Freelander, called police when the car disappeared from Woodend Road just off Babbacombe Road in Torquay at 10:50am.
Police dispatched the force helicopter and are searching for a male wearing a blue hooded top.
A police spokeswoman said: "If anybody spots a male wearing a dark blue hoodie acting suspiciously in the Babbacombe area we ask them to dial 999 and quote log number 0260."
"The Freelander has been reported as being taken without consent (TWOC) and we are searching the area."