Two teenage boys were caught on camera emptying a gas station cash register after a worker there suffered a heart attack in front of them.
One of the two boys grabbed a pepperoni stick and began eating it soon after entering the Shell store in Auburn, Wa., Saturday, prompting an argument with the manager Zarif Kelada.
Kelada was handed a dollar by one of the boys, but can be seen stumbling into a display and collapsing moments later.
One of the teens then reached down to snatch the dollar back from him – before going emptying the cash register of $178 and stealing cigarettes from the shop.
They ignored father-of-three Kelada as he lay greviously ill on the floor, with another customer who arrived in the store about three minutes later finally dialing 911.
Kelada was put on a life support machine afterwards, and is in a medically-induced coma.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay his medical expenses.
Auburn PD say they have identified the two teen thieves and are working to track them down.
Zarif Kelada, pictured with his three children, who suffered a heart attack during an argument with two teenage thieves at the gas station where he works. They proceeded to empty the cash register without calling for help (Picture: GoFundMe)They said a third man in the store at the same time as the two teenagers is also cooperating, but is not connected to the two thieves.
A spokesman explained: ‘Although we have identified the two juveniles in the video we have not made contact with them yet. we are currently looking for them at this time.
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‘When we locate the juveniles a new update will be provided.’
Store manager Angela Sharapova said of Kelada’s ordeal: ‘It’s absolutely heartbreaking. And we’re just all kind of coping with it – hoping that our guy’s going to make it.’
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