Joey's in Wynwood Robbed at Gunpoint UPDATED
Joey's in Wynwood was robbed last evening.
Three armed men robbed Joey's around 8 p.m. yesterday, according to a witness.
Open Miami Media reported that Sara Ataie, a diner at the time of the robbery, said three men with bandannas covering their faces walked in, showed their guns, and demanded everyone lie on the floor.
One man played lookout while the others took cell phones from patrons and emptied the cash register. No one was hurt during the robbery, which lasted about two minutes.
Another diner, Robert Figueroa, noted the three men looked young, probably in their late teens to early 20s.
Jessica Goldman Srebnick, COO of Goldman Properties, which co-owns and operates Joey's Italian Café, told Short Order: "The robbery at Joey's was captured on surveillance video, and the police are thoroughly investigating. It was an unfortunate but isolated incident, one that could happen anywhere. We are grateful that no one was hurt and will continue to be committed to the safety of our patrons and staff."
Srebnick also noted the incident will in no way deter the close-knit Wynwood community from fulfilling its vision of "creating a thriving pedestrian neighborhood, one that will be a Miami showcase."
The robbers have not been caught, and anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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