Police arrested three men and recovered a stolen BMW after raids on two warehouse units.
The arrests were made at Calder Wharf Mills in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, today.
Two local men, a 54-year old and 21-year old, were arrested at one of the units on suspicion of burglary and another man, 35, was arrested at a separate unit on suspicion of theft.
A scene is still place while police continue their enquiries.
Det Insp George Bardell of Kirklees CID said: “The early evidences suggests that stolen vehicles from West Yorkshire and the north of England may have been handled here.
“We were alerted to the premises following intelligence received directly from the local community, following the increased policing presence over recent weeks.
“Our investigation is at an early stage and we would encourage anyone in the area who has any information to come forward.”
Anyone with information can contact Kirklees District CID via 101.