Barcelona Wine Bar at Westside Ironworks reopened on Saturday, November 25, a week after the violent robbery which resulted in the death of manager Chelsea Beller. The reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of three individuals involved in the crime now stands at $20,000. It was previously $7,000.
Police released surveillance video from the robbery last week asking the public for help in identifying the three suspects. On Monday, Atlanta police said via Facebook that they believe one suspect may have suffered lacerations from a barbed wire fence after fleeing the scene. Evidence collected during the investigation has been sent to the GBI for DNA testing in hopes of identifying the suspects. An Uber driver and a nearby security guard called in the robbery after witnessing the three individuals entering Barcelona that evening.
In a public tribute to Beller on Saturday, the restaurant released the following statement on their Facebook page:
Beller’s friends set up a GoFundMe page for her family to help with funeral expenses. The initial goal of $10,000 was quickly surpassed. At present, over $26,000 has been raised. Many of those who donated to the family fund are from Atlanta’s tight-knit restaurant community and either knew or had worked with Beller.
Atlanta police are accepting tips and information about the crime at 404-577-8477 (phone), text (274637) and at crimestoppersatlanta.org.