Teens rob gas station instead of helping clerk who collapsed, police say

Police in Washington state say they have identified the people in a surveillance video that appears to show teens stealing from a gas station clerk while he lay critically ill.

Auburn police thanked the public Tuesday for their help. Authorities did not provide any additional information about the suspects.

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Posted by Auburn WA Police Department on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

On Monday, police released video of the incident in which a gas station clerk confronted two teenagers who were eating pepperoni sticks without paying for them, police said. The clerk then suffered a serious medical issue, collapsing to the floor, authorities said.

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In the video, the teenagers are seen taking money out of the clerk's pocket, then stealing merchandise and the money from the cash register before leaving without helping the man, police said.

An adult man is seen in the video as well, leaving the store after the clerk suffers a medical emergency. Police said none of the three subjects in the video called for help. 

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A person who entered the store about three minutes after the teenagers left saw the clerk on the ground and immediately called 911 for help, police said.

Police say the clerk is alive but in critical condition.

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