A group of students and their professor were going about their online class when they noticed thieves robbing one of their classmates in the middle of the lesson.
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In the video shared online, a teacher is seen coaching his students via Zoom. Suddenly, two men wearing masks storm into Maria Jose’s room as she is on a Zoom chat with 25 others as well as her teacher.
Her classmates then alert the teacher who was speaking and had not noticed what was taking place.
One of the pupils says: ‘Does anyone have the address or the number of her parents?’
Another replies: “I have her mother’s number.”
A third person tells them to “call her straight away.”
The incident took place in the Ecuadorian city of Ambato on Friday, September 4.
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The image appears to freeze on the screen after one of the thieves closed down the laptop in order to steal it together with other valuables from the property.
A police report from Ecuador Police read: ‘During this operation, units from the Organised Motorised Group (GOM) were dispatched and were informed of the criminal act upon arriving at the location.
The perpetrators of the robbery fled the scene in a motorised vehicle and thanks to the location of the mobile phones they robbed, they were located and captured in an area known as “Huachi Grande”.’
The four suspects that were arrested have been identified as Luis C., Valentin P., Carlos A. and Dorian R.
They were found in possession of a safe, £3,017 in cash, two guns, one puncturing weapon, two mobile phones, one laptop and one video games console.
The suspects have been placed under the custody of the appropriate authorities. It is unclear if they have been charged with anything as of yet.