A black Aprilla Mojito scooter was stolen in Peterhead sometime between 1am and 5am on Monday.
Police Scotland is investigating the theft of the vehicle from within the rear garden of a residential property on Prince Street.
The moped was driven around the town before being abandoned in the Buchanhaven area of town.
With registration number SY09 BBN, the scooter is worth an estimated mid three-figure sum and has been damaged as a result of this incident.
Anybody with information on the theft of this vehicle is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.