You're right, Lex, all pixelated, movement-blurred figures look alike to me too!
I agree. I think they could be just about any race or ethnicity based on these pictures.
To be honest, it's not really helpful to assume they are middle-eastern for a variety of reasons, including the fact that an assumption like that may prevent people from noticing other similarities. Sure, either one *could* be middle eastern, but they could be just about anything from these pictures, including American.
All I could think of was - wow - they are dead men walking.... Hopefully people will not try to apprehend them because I'm afraid for the suspects more than the ones that might try to apprehend them. Angry people are dangerous.