Forty-seven vehicles were broken into or damaged in one night this week in the Shepherd Park neighborhood just off 16th Street in Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police.
The break-ins happened between Wednesday evening and early Thursday. All the vehicles that were struck were parked within roughly a mile of each other.
Police released a surveillance video that shows a person breaking into a car and climbing into the back seat.
In a Twitter message, D.C. police said, "To the individual responsible for a rash of vehicle break-ins in the Fourth District last night, including this one in the 1400 b/o Geranium St, NW, we're coming for you!"
In one incident, someone tried to break into a Ford Fusion and a Lincoln Navigator Wednesday night in the 7700 block of 16th Street NW. Both vehicles had shattered windows, according to a police report. Nothing was stolen from either vehicle.
In another incident, a woman said she heard a noise early Thursday morning outside her home in the 1500 block of Geranium Street NW. She looked out and saw someone throwing a rock against the front passenger side window of a Ford Explorer. The window chipped but didn't break. She turned on a light, and the person fled.
And in a third incident that also happened Thursday morning someone stole a $120 pair of Ugg boots after smashing the front side window of a Mercedes-Benz in the 1600 block of Myrtle Street NW.
It was not known if the vehicles were locked, police said.