A man holding a cricket bat was caught on camera trying car doors in Lincoln.
Lincolnshire Police released CCTV from December 7 on Bobbin Lane, which shows three men walking around at around 5.10am.
One man comes into the camera’s view holding a cricket bat. He tugs the sleeves of his hoody over his hands before pulling the handles of a number of car doors.
The force wants help identifying the man in connection with an investigation into vehicle crime in the city.
Anyone who knows the man has been urged to call 101 and quote incident 239 of December 7.
Sunglasses and a purse were allegedly stolen during a spate of vehicle thefts around the same time but it is unclear if the incidents are linked.