Two women were spotted running away from a car abandoned in a Sheffield street.
The grey Ford Focus was dumped in The Hawthorns, Beighton, on Saturday morning.
Police officers have been unable to trace the owner and suspect the car was stolen.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "At approximately 11.30am on Saturday we received a phone call from a member of the public that a grey Ford Focus had been abandoned on The Hawthorns, Beighton.
"Two females were seen to alight from the vehicle and run into the cul-de-sac.
"Despite several attempts to trace the owner, no one has come forward.
"This vehicle has now been recovered, suspected stolen. Has anyone any information about this?"
Anyone with information about the car, its owner and who last used it should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.