Police in Lincoln received a number of complaints regarding cars being spray painted overnight in Birchwood.
Officers received a number of calls relating to residents on Hazelwood Avenue, Larchwood Crescent and Clematis Approach having their cars vandalised with graffiti.
Some also had their sheds and garages damaged.
Overall, eight cars are confirmed to have been spray painted with black paint, all thought to have happened overnight between April 24 and 25.
Inspector Mark Hillson said: “These are strange and unusual incidents which appear to be a one-off.
“We appreciate the inconvenience and frustration people must have felt waking up this morning to find that their cars and some property had been criminally damaged, but we also hope that officers carrying out visits in the area can reassure others living around there that this seems to have been an isolated instance.
“It seems that one individual or a small group of individuals have carried this out in these streets, which are all very close to each other, and we are asking people who may have seen or heard anything around the area to contact us so that we can find those responsible.”
Anyone with any information should contact Lincolnshire Police on the 101 non-emergency number, quoting incident 44 of April 25, 2014.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.