An online class has captured the moment a young student was held hostage in a terrifying home invasion.
The ordeal unfolded live during an English lesson broadcast through Zoom due to coronavirus restrictions in the State of Durango, northwest of Mexico City.
As the footage starts, Ariana Sofia Hernandez Aldama can be seen on the left hand side of her screen with her hands tied and her face covered.
Throughout the video Ms Aldama remains motionless so as not to antagonise the intruder who is seen moving in the background wearing a baseball hat.
The man lowers the camera so his movements can no longer be recorded.
The suspect then allegedly stole a set of keys from inside Ms Aldama’s home and used them to steal a car.
Several of the girl’s shocked classmates called emergency services to report the crime but by the time authorities arrived at Ms Aldama’s house, the attacker had already fled in the stolen vehicle.
Shortly after neighbours called the victim’s mother who arrived to comfort her daughter.
Ms Aldama was physically unharmed by the incident and has undergone counselling to help recover from the incident.
The Durango Prosecutor's Office reported the alleged perpetrator has been identified, and they are working to find his whereabouts.
The authorities also maintained that the vehicle stolen by the assailant has already been recovered.
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