Standout Decatur bar and restaurant The Pinewood was the target of an armed robbery after closing Thursday night, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Two masked men with guns reportedly picked off several employees and bound their hands with zip ties inside the restaurant. No one was injured, according to a statement from The Pinewood provided to the AJC.
Last night, after service, several employees of The Pinewood were attacked by two men wearing masks. Luckily, no one was physically hurt. The team was tied up with zip ties and threatened with weapons. It deeply saddens us that two individuals would attack our community with such a senseless, harmful act. We are very grateful to the first responders of Decatur for handling the threat immediately. Thank you to everyone for their outpouring of love at this time.
Pinewood co-owner Julian Goglia, who was not present during the robbery, tells Eater Atlanta the alleged assailants hid in nearby bushes and confronted employees one by one outside the restaurant. They took wallets, cell phones, and cash from the register and repeatedly inquired about a safe — which Goglia says The Pinewood does not have — before leaving. A Pinewood employee was able to get free from their binding and called Decatur police.
No arrests related to the incident have been made.