Atlanta Police have released video in an attempt to identify three men involved in a deadly robbery at the Barcelona Wine Bar on Howell Mill Road.
The incident happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning, Nov. 19. Police responded to a call and found a 29-year-old woman, identified by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as Chelsea Beller, with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
“As the restaurant was closing three males entered the location and tied up the employees with electrical tape,” the Police Department said. “The victim was forced upstairs to open the safe and then shot. The suspects fled the scene. Grady EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Grady where she was pronounced deceased.”
Police began releasing information about potential suspects on Monday evening.
“We are working to identify the three black males shown in these videos,” the Police Department said. “While they are masked, we are hoping their distinctive clothing (including pants and shoes), will assist in identifying and apprehending them.”
Here is the video:
There’s a Crime Stoppers reward available for information about this case.
The Police Department said, “We ask anyone with information that will help us identify the suspects in the murder at the Barcelona Wine Bar over the weekend to call us, or provide an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers Atlanta, by calling 404-577-TIPS (8477). The reward for tipsters leading to an arrest and indictment is normally up to $2,000, but has been increased by $5,000 for this case – bringing the potential reward to $7,000.”
The Personal Department also released a statement about the incident on Monday.
“No crime against our citizens, anywhere in the city, is acceptable. But the robbery and murder of an innocent restaurant manager doing her job is a terrible crime that has shocked even the most jaded among us here at APD,” the Police Department said. “We have made fighting violent crime our priority, and this incident underscores that our work is never done. Our investigators are working diligently to find those responsible for this crime. We will continue to focus our efforts on identifying and apprehending violent repeat offenders who prey on innocent people. These crimes are unacceptable, and we will not rest in our pursuit of shutting down these violent criminals.”