UPDATE: 09/11/2018 11:30AM The Auburn Police Department would like to thank everyone who has contacted us with tips on identifying the suspects in the theft at the Auburn Shell Station. We are happy to report that we have identified all three subjects in the video due to the public’s help. We do not need any more information to come in at this time, thank you.
AUBURN EXAMINER NOTE: As of Tuesday morning, the Shell Station clerk remains in critical condition as per APD Media Relations Officer Comdr Stocker.
ORIGINAL: 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 community’s 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.
The above is a press release from the Auburn Police Department. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.