It's very common to quote witness descriptions of suspects. I think you're just looking for an argument, so I'm out.
Then they shouldn't be quoting "news" (gossip) from unreliable sources
It was a quote from a chatroom being used by local security guards to alert them to the suspect: “The suspect is described as 5ft 5 in, a male of Somalia descent, dark skinned & wearing dark clothing - a hoodie and tracksuit bottoms,” it said.
Quality journalism indeed (skeptical) https://twitter.com/miqdaad/status/1303736635444600839?s=20
Are we on approval now? Ah, I mentioned 1 name and it's on approval... (y)