The tire slashings occurred in the pre-dawn hours Monday.
Surveillance video shows a man and a woman walking down the street around 5:30 a.m., with the man stooping to quickly puncture two tires on a vehicle.
West Philadelphia resident Erik Gorbsky says it's a neighborhood of working-class families and every dollar counts. He says the vandalism comes at an especially bad time because it's right after the holidays.
Last fall, the city's Mayfair section was plagued by a tire slasher for weeks. A neighborhood man is facing multiple charges in that case.