Riyadh police make arrests after five seen beating man and stealing phone

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Police in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh have arrested five people who were allegedly seen in a video clip beating a man and stealing his mobile phone.

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Four Syrians and a Saudi national in their twenties were arrested, according to official news agency SPA. All five were in their twenties.

The group of alleged assailants were referred to the public prosecution.

A video clip allegedly showing the five suspects carrying out the theft was seen circulating on social media.

Authorities were able to identify the suspects from the video, SPA said.

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