CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – At least five cars in Cambridge were seriously damaged early Tuesday morning by a stolen backhoe.

It apparently started around 4 a.m. when a resident on Hubbard Avenue called officers to report a loud noise.

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One of the cars damaged by a backhoe in Cambridge.
(WBZ-TV)

When police arrived they found three cars damaged and two more banged up on Richdale Avenue.

According to the police report, a witness claimed he heard a “loud crash” outside his home and when he looked outside he “saw a backhoe making a three point turn after hitting a parked vehicle and continue up Hubbard Ave.”

Another witness said she saw the backhoe when it “lost control” and swung around and hit a parked car.

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The backhoe that police say was used in the damage spree Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)

It was later found in the area of Avon Hill and Linnaean streets. There have been no arrests.

Police later said the backhoe was stolen from New Street in Cambridge sometime after 3:30 p.m. Monday.

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One of the cars damaged by a backhoe in Cambridge.
(WBZ-TV)

Deputy Police Superintendent Jack Albert told reporters he was surprised that just one person called police, despite the amount of noise and damage in the middle of the night.

“I haven’t seen this in the 31 years as a police officer. This is a rarity,” Albert said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridge Police.

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