The gas station cashier who was left by two heartless teenage thieves after suffering a heart attack last week has been identified as the father of three Zarif Kelada.
Kelada was working at the Shell service station in Auburn, Washington, when the two young men and an adult man they were with arrived.
He suffered a heart attack and collapsed in front of them after confronting them with two salami sticks that they had not paid for.
Instead of calling 911, the adult fled and the two teenagers looted the gas station, stealing $ 178 from the cash register and a pack of cigarettes.
Kelada was only saved when another client entered the station three minutes later and called 911.
He remains in the hospital but is expected to recover completely. Friends are now raising funds to help their family cover the cost of their medical care.
Zarif Kelada is the father of three children who died after suffering a heart attack in front of the thieves at the gas station where he works on Saturday. He is photographed with his three young children in a shared photo to raise money through a GoFundMe page that will help cover the cost of his medical care. Kelada stays in the hospital
These are the two teenage boys the police are looking for in Auburn, Washington. They were filmed not only leaving Kelada to die but stealing his service station and returning twice to pick up any product that was lost on Saturday afternoon.
"Zarif has 3 small children at home, his wife is a stay-at-home mother.
"You will not be able to return to work for an unknown period of time." Your family will need help with money for food, rent and medical bills, a GoFundMe page set up to help you read.
They have already exceeded their goal of raising $ 10,000. The total on Wednesday morning was $ 12,000.
The robbery took place at a Shell gas station in Auburn, Washington, on Saturday at 5:41 p.m.
It all started when the two teenagers entered the service station and took two pepperoni sticks from the register while he was in the back.
When Kaleda tried to get an adult with whom they were to pay for the pepperoni sticks, there was an argument and he came out from behind the cash register to face them on the floor of the store.
After receiving a $ 1 bill from one of the teens, he began to return to the other side of the cash register, but collapsed before he could do so.
The confrontation began when the children took two sticks of salami without paying them. You see Kelada (right) demanding money from them or from the adult they were with (left)
When Kelada returned to the cash register with $ 1 in hand, he suffered cardiac arrest and crashed into a screen of water bottles while the men watched.
When he fell, neither the children nor the adult they were with called 911. Instead, they stopped over him and then the two children passed over him to carry out his robbery.
The video taken by surveillance cameras inside the station shows him stumbling and walking towards an exhibition of products that then falls to the ground.
Instead of calling 911, the two teenagers stood over him and then, after the adult they were running away with, they came back twice to steal the cash register.
No one asked for an ambulance until another person entered the station three minutes after they had left.
They also cruelly removed the $ 1 bill that was in their hands.
They looted the registry and stole goods, they returned twice before fleeing forever
The police not only want to identify the children but also the adult man they fled with when the man collapsed and did not call 911.
The Auburn police are now requesting public assistance to identify the two young teenagers and the man.
Previously, a woman who works with Kelada in the store shared her shock and disbelief.
& # 39; Simply breaks our hearts. Now this guy is fighting for his life.
& # 39; He has three small children. He has a wife who stays at home.
"We pray to God to do it," said Angela Sharapova, who works with the man, to KOMO.
He was described by another colleague as a "long-term employee".
Anyone who acknowledges the people involved or has information is encouraged to call the Auburn Police Hotline at 253-288-7403.
This is the shell station in Auburn, Washington, where the robbery took place