A man from the town of Taibe was stabbed to death early Monday morning in the neighboring town of Qalansawe by the owner of a car from which he was allegedly trying to steal parts, police said.

The vehicle owner reportedly woke up to noises coming from outside the house, and when he came out to investigate, observed the victim, 28, removing parts from his car.

A struggled ensued between the two, during which the victim was stabbed and died shortly after from his wounds.

The incident comes on the heels of several other stabbings in recent weeks, including one last week in which an 18-year-old high school student was killed in Dimona during an altercation with two suspects aged 16 and 19, whom police arrested the same day.