MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The owner of Wintzell’s Oyster House said its Dauphin Street restaurant was robbed Tuesday, August 27.
He said two armed men entered the restaurant while employees were closing.
Wintzell's Oyster House in downtown Mobile closed Tuesday at 10 p.m. Workers had cleaned up and were ready to go home when the unthinkable happened.
“Our folks were leaving the restaurant, and two suspects walked them back in, and we're so thankful that our employees are safe,” said Bob Omainsky, owner of Wintzell’s Oyster House.
Omainsky said the two suspects were armed with guns and had their faces covered.
“I think it's safe to say they were waiting. It wasn't anything spontaneous,” Omainsky said.
Omainsky wouldn't talk about the details of the robbery, but said the suspects made some demands and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
Omainsky said he didn’t know if the suspect’s got into a car or left on foot, but they may have been recorded on the restaurant's surveillance camera system.
“We have some information along those lines, and the police are working that very hard,” said Omainsky.
Wednesday afternoon, the restaurant known for its oysters and seafood, remained open.
Omainsky said his employees are trained for these types of situations, but never thought they would need to use it.
“Well, I've been here 20 years, and it's never happened and, I hope we start a new streak today,” said Omainsky.
Call Mobile Police at (251) 208-7000 if you know anything about this crime.
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