The Atlanta Police Department held a press conference this afternoon to encourage citizens to come forward with information about the robbery and murder of a Barcelona Wine Bar manager on Nov. 20. A $20,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
Barcelona Wine Bar manager Chelsea Beller, 29, was shot during a robbery at the Howell Mill Road bar and restaurant around 1:45 a.m. Three black males entered as the restaurant was closing and tied up the employees with electrical tape. Beller was forced upstairs to open a safe and then shot in the shoulder. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she later died.
The three suspects fled the restaurant and hijacked car at nearby Yeah! Burger. The car was later found abandoned on Westshire Drive.
A black hoodie worn during the crime and then left behind by one of the suspects was also shown at the press conference and is pictured at right.
Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta by calling (404) 577-TIPS (8477).