Twelve youths, all residents of Tel Aviv, were arrested last week on suspicion of stealing and selling electric bike parts.
According to police, the boys would arrive in small groups and congregate near high schools and shopping centers in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Givatayim, stealing batteries and bicycles to be sold in local stores.
Israeli Police contacted school and shopping centers security guards and told them to contact police as soon as they detect any suspicious persons who might be trying to steal batteries and electric bicycles.
On Tuesday, a guard at one of the high schools in Ramat Gan reported that three teenagers tried to steal a bike batteries school. The guard took the suspects and sent their photographs to policemen who were nearby. The police, who arrived at the scene a short time, carried out a search and seized three boys with stolen property.