Samaria District police and the Israel Defense Forces arrested, Monday evening, a 33-year-old resident of Kalkilye on suspicion of trying to carry out a car robbery. It was the second such arrest in as many days.
The Samarian (Shomron) Residents' Committee is also undertaking a number of efforts to fight the crime, which has risen recently. One of the strategies is to trail cars driven by lone women, who are in contact with the trailing vehicle to point out suspicious activity. Another is a life-sized doll, dressed like a soldier, placed in the front passenger seat.