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  • Tom Cruise's BMW X7 was allegedly taken from outside the Grand Hotel in Birmingham, England, reports say
  • Police said the vehicle was recovered a short time later
  • The thousands of dollars worth of luggage stored inside were allegedly gone when the car was found

Tom Cruise became the victim of a robbery while he was filming the seventh installment of "Mission: Impossible" in the U.K., according to reports.

The 59-year-old actor's BMW X7 was allegedly taken from outside the Grand Hotel in Birmingham in England’s West Midlands region Tuesday, along with thousands of dollars worth of luggage stored inside, The Sun claimed. International Business Times could not independently verify the report.

West Midlands Police said that a BMW X7 was stolen from Church Street that day but was recovered a short time later in the nearby town of Smethwick, the BBC reported.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and security footage is being reviewed by authorities. No arrests have been made as of this writing.

The crooks allegedly used a scanner to capture and clone the signal of the luxury car's keyless ignition fob, The Sun claimed. The ruse allegedly enabled the robbers to steal the car in minutes as it tricked the vehicle into thinking the key was within range.

Cruise's elite team did not notice that the car had vanished until Wednesday morning, according to the report. The outlet quoted an unnamed source as saying that the incident was a "huge embarrassment for the security team." 

The car was immediately recovered by police because the vehicle was equipped with an electronic tracking device. However, everything inside the car, including his luggage, was allegedly gone, The Sun claimed.

Cruise had been driven around in the car while he was in Birmingham. However, he has been commuting by helicopter from a stunning Kent mansion where he has been staying. The car had been on permanent standby to collect him, the report said.

BMW reportedly supplied Cruise with an identical replacement within hours of the theft. Paramount Pictures declined to comment about the incident.

A police spokeswoman said in a statement, "We received a report of a BMW X7 stolen from Church Street, Birmingham in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The car was recovered a short time later in Smethwick. CCTV inquiries have been made in the area that the car was recovered from. Inquiries are ongoing."

Meanwhile, Cruise recently revealed that he performed the most dangerous stunt of his career while filming "Mission: Impossible 7." In a 10-minute video revealed at CinemaCon Thursday, he could be seen jumping off a motorcycle in mid-air, freefalling for a couple of seconds, before opening his parachute to land in a gorge.

"This is far and away the most dangerous thing I've attempted; we've been working on this for years," he said in the behind-the-scenes footage, according to Deadline. "I wanted to do it since I was a little kid."

Cruise did 13,000 motorcycle jumps and underwent 500 hours of skydiving training to perfect the shot.

Cruise also shared his experience filming the dangerous sequence during an interview with Empire. "If the wind was too strong, it would blow me off the ramp," he said. "The helicopter [filming the stunt] was a problem because I didn’t want to be hammering down that ramp at top speed and get hit by a stone. Or if I departed in a weird way, we didn’t know what was going to happen with the bike. I had about six seconds once I departed the ramp to pull the chute and I don’t want to get tangled in the bike. If I do, that’s not going to end well."

Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise attend the 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' U.S. Premiere at Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on July 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images) Photo: Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images