Of all the things…
The suspects also managed to uncover a Jewish ritual bath that dates from the time of the Second Temple and was not previously known to archaeologists, according to the statement. However valuable the find, however, the men also destroyed important archaeological layers and “brought about the loss of much knowledge about the historical background of the area,” the statement said. (here)
So, because of a mention in the Dead Sea Scrolls, five guys to see what they can pillage. They are caught, but not before discovering something valuable.