Masked men crash party at SE Atlanta Airbnb, rob guests at gunpoint, police say

A party in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of southeast Atlanta was ended Friday morning when a group of masked men entered and ordered everyone to the ground, police said.

Two of the people inside the home in the 1000 block of Wylie Street were pistol-whipped when the men came through an unlocked door, according to Atlanta police. The rest were told to lie on the floor while the group allegedly took partygoers’ belongings.

“The suspects then went through the home taking cellphones, wallets, and Nike shoes before fleeing the scene,” police spokesman Investigator James White said in a statement. 

The home is listed online as an Airbnb rental available for large groups and parties. The four-story property can accommodate 16 guests or more, according to the listing. 

The victims told officers on scene the home was an Airbnb, but it is unknown if it was being rented at the time, White said. Authorities responded to the robbery just after 2:30 a.m. and took one victim to Grady Memorial Hospital for further treatment. 

The other victims refused medical treatment at the scene, according to police. 

“Investigators responded to the location and are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident,” White said. “The investigation continues.”

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