The five people distracted two employees at the counter, while the sixth person went around the corner and entered the office.
Detectives report the at-large thieves were driving a brown minivan. According to the detectives, they may have worn the hijabs as a disguise; many of the women fidgeted with the hijabs, suggesting they were unfamiliar with the headscarf.
Authorities tell KIRO 7 News that this type of robbery, with groups of people distracting employees, is a trend nationwide.
Managers of Jerry’s Pawnshop have since called other shops in the area to warn them about the crime.