A hair salon in Seattle was robbed at gunpoint by three men wearing masks from the horror film Scream.
Security footage, captured in the store in the Rainier Valley, showed the masked individuals entering the store at around 6.30pm on Sunday.
The trio entered the store and began waving guns at the staff, telling them: ‘Nobody move!’
One of the masked men, wearing an all-black outfit, approached a member of staff and demanded to know where the store’s money was kept.
The three thieves then left the salon and fled in a silver can that had New Mexico registration plates, according to Fox News.
Janny Lam, the daughter of the store’s owner, said that money, car keys and wallets were all stolen in the raid – but that nobody was injured.
Security footage, captured in the store in the Rainier Valley, showed the masked individuals entering the store at around 6.30pm on Sunday
Following the weekend raid, Lam set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise $3,000 to replace the stolen goods and to purchase better quality security systems.
Writing on her fundraising page, Lam said: ‘It breaks my heart. No one deserves to endure this traumatizing experience and be robbed at gun point.’
After two days, her goal has already been met, with $4,579 having been donated to date.
Police have said that an investigation is underway but did not provide any additional details about the incident.
Seattle police are currently appealing for anyone with information to come forward and can even give an anonymous tip using the P3 tips app or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
It comes after earlier this month, Seattle prepared itself to potentially lose up to 40 per cent of its officers in a row over a Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
Seattle’s ordinance – which aligns with county- and state-wide mandates also taking effect October 18 – requires all city employees to show proof of inoculation or risk losing their jobs.
As of Monday, just 24 – or two percent – of Seattle Police Department officers had not shown proof of inoculation, a city spokesperson told Dailymail.com.
Meanwhile, Seattle police spokesperson Sgt. Randy Huserik said officers who don’t turn in their vaccine verification paperwork by midnight October 18 will likely ‘be terminated.’
‘By tomorrow, we’ll know what our numbers are, and how many officers have opted to forego the vaccine,’ he told DailyMail.com.
‘The Seattle Police Officers Guild is still in negotiations with the city over accommodations for those opposed to the vaccine.’
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a plea to officers Monday, imploring them to get the jab by the deadline.
She also thanked officers who have already received the vaccine.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (pictured) issued a plea to officers Monday, imploring them to get the jab by the deadline
‘Thank you for stepping up yet again to protect your fellow officers and community,’ she said in an email obtained by KTTH radio.
‘We ask every SDP employee to join so many who have taken this critical step to protect our city.’
If some officers do hang up their badges over the mandate, it would be the latest blow to a force already hampered by the ‘defund the police’ movement.
Staffing at the department is already at lows not seen since the 1980s.
In July, it was revealed that the department had already lost at least 280 officers since the start of 2020 due to what they called an ‘anti-police climate’ in the city amid Black Lives Matter protests and calls to defund the police.
The Seattle Police Department’s 1,125 officers are tasked with protecting more than 724,000 people.