Police swarmed a Fife village after tracing a quadbike that had been stolen from more than 40 miles away.
The vehicle was taken from Carluke in Lanarkshire overnight.
Police received intelligence which led them to deploy in the Fife village of Hill of Beath.
The force’s helicopter was also deployed during the operation.
It is understood that no arrests have yet been made.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers have been following a positive line of enquiry in the Hill of Beath area of Cowdenbeath, following the theft of a quad bike from a property in the Yieldshields Road area of Carluke, which is believed to have taken place overnight.
“The bike has now been successfully recovered and further enquiries are ongoing.”