During the night of December 4-5, four Syrian men crossed into Romanian territory near the Serbian village of Majdan. Three of the men were in their early twenties, and the fourth was in his fifties. They were detained by two Romanian policemen, who were wearing full-face masks and black clothes. They proceeded to beat the men. “I knew one of them,” said the respondent. “He had red hair and was short and skinny. And he was the one doing all the beating.” (When the interviewer mentioned that she had heard many stories from PoMs about a bald Romanian policeman with an earring, the men confirmed that they knew him, but that on this occasion he had not been there.) The police took the powerbank of one of the men. The men were then taken back to the border with Serbia near Majdan.