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Video shows teens robbing gas station after clerk collapses

Police in Auburn, Washington, are searching for an adult male and two male teens who they say stole money and merchandise from a gas station clerk who collapsed and suffered a "major medical issue." The incident was captured on surveillance video, which was released by police on Monday.

The Auburn Police Department said the group entered the Shell gas station on 201 Auburn Way South around 6 p.m. on Saturday. One of the teens grabbed two pepperoni sticks. He ate one and gave the other to the second teen. The clerk apparently attempted to charge the adult for the two sticks and an argument broke out, police said.

In the video, the clerk becomes upset after the teen gives him a dollar bill. He turns around and collapses to the ground. One of the teens appears to take his dollar back. Police said the teens stole merchandise from the store and took money out of the cash register as the clerk laid on the floor unconscious. No one in the group called for help.

"Not only just watching, they literally stepped over him as he was on the ground in agony," store manager Angela Sharapova told CBS Seattle affiliate KIRO-TV. "I never thought anybody could do anything like that."

Three minutes later another customer entered store, noticed the clerk and called 911. Police said the clerk, a father of three, is in critical condition. They are asking the public to help identify the adult male and three teens by calling the Auburn Police Department tip line at (253) 288-7403.

Attempt to Identify

** Someone knows who these people are who did not care at all about this man's well-being. Please help identify them so that they are brought to justice ** On 9/8/2018 at approx. 5:41 PM an adult male along with two teenage males entered the Shell gas station at 201 Auburn Way South in Auburn. One of the teenagers grabbed what appears to be a pepperoni stick from the counter and starts to eat it. He grabs a second one and gives it to the other teenager. The adult male then comes to the counter to purchase an item. It appears that the clerk attempts to charge the adult for the pepperoni sticks and an argument ensues. The clerk was given a dollar bill from one of the teenagers. The clerk becomes upset and approaches the teenagers and begins to talk to them. After speaking with them the clerk, with the dollar bill still in his hand, turns to return to the register area and immediately appears to have a major medical issue and collapses to the floor. One of the teenagers reaches down and takes the dollar bill back from the clerk while he is on the ground. The adult male then exits the store. While the clerk is on the ground unconscious, the two teenage males exit and enter the store a couple of times stealing merchandise and taking all the money from the cash register. While the clerk was on the ground dying, neither of the three subjects who saw him fall to the ground called for help. Approx. 3 minutes later a subject entered the store and saw the clerk on the ground and immediately called 911. Currently the store clerk is still alive but in critical condition. The Auburn Police Department is asking for the communities help identifying the three subjects who were in the store at the time the clerk fell to the ground. If you have any information regarding this incident please call the Auburn Police tip line at 253-288-7403.

Posted by Auburn WA Police Department on Monday, September 10, 2018