Six cars have had their tyres slashed in one night in Haxby.
Police in York have stepped-up patrols in the township as they hunt for those responsible.
The spate of incidents occurred overnight between Saturday and Sunday (April 28-29).
Owners are facing repair bills of hundreds of pounds.
The cars targeted included:
- a Vauxhall Corsa and a Honda Civic at separate addresses on Briergate
- a Peugeot 308 on Ploughlands
- a Toyota Avensis and a Renault at separate addresses on Oak Tree Lane
- a Jeep Renegade on Gateland Close.
‘Outrageous’ criminal damage
Police believe the incidents are linked.
Their investigations include forensic examinations, a trawl of CCTV in the area and house-to-house enquiries.
Additional police patrols are taking place in Haxby to reassure residents as the effort to track down the suspect or suspects continues.
Inspector Lee Pointon, of the York Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This spate of criminal damage is outrageous and it has caused a great deal of upset, inconvenience and expense for the vehicle owners.
“We are doing everything we can to track the suspect down and seek justice on behalf of the victims.”
Witnesses or anyone with information about suspicious activity in the Haxby area over the weekend, are urged to call North Yorkshire Police.