Two robbers held Fellini's Pizza employees at gunpoint, according to police.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Employees at popular Atlanta pizza restaurant held at gunpoint

Employees at a popular Atlanta pizza restaurant are calling for added security after robbers held them at gunpoint last Monday. 

Two men walked into the Candler Park Fellini's Pizza on McClendon Avenue from different doors, pointed guns at the employees and ordered them to lie on the floor, according to a police incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News. One of the robbers hit an employee with a pistol.

The employees did not have access to the safe, so the robbers took off in a white Chevrolet sedan after stealing money from the cash register, authorities said.

The surveillance cameras at the restaurant were not working at the time. 

No arrests have been made in the case, and descriptions of the robbers were not released.

“I think that's terrible,” customer Matt Schroeder said. “We eat here all the time, with my two little kids, and it’s always been a safe pizza place for us.” 

That isn’t Sam Burney’s experience. He said he was robbed at the same location four years ago.

“As soon as he got close to me and saw there was money on the table, he ... punched me in the face and grabbed the money and ran,” said Burney, a Fellini’s employee. “There needs to be more police presence around.”

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