A motorist was beaten and robbed by a group of 'youths' in France after he asked them for directions, according to reports.
The disturbing incident unfolded at around 6 a.m. on Sunday morning in Grenoble, a city in the southeastern department of Isère.
A man was reportedly driving through the city center when he stopped to ask a group of five young people for route information.
The conversation quickly "turned sour and turned into a verbal altercation," Le Dauphine reports.
"The motorist got out of his car and three of his interlocutors then punched him numerous times in the face. Then they got into his car and stole his phone and a cap."
Police were alerted about the incident and they located two suspects nearby, one of whom was wearing the stolen hat.
Three other suspects were apprehended shortly afterwards.
The trio who allegedly attacked the man, some of whom are minors, were taken into police custody.
The other two, both minors, were delivered to their parents.
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