Troy Brazelton, owner of Play N Trade on Eagle Drive, was released from Grady Health's Burn Center last week, according to his daughter Elizabeth's Facebook status update.
"He is in a lot of pain but he is hoping that by tomorrow he will be able to have visitors," she said on Oct. 11. "He thanks everyone for all of the support through all of this and feels truly blessed that everyone loves him."
Play N Trade is having a bake sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help with Brazelton's medical bills. Brazelton, who suffered second- and third-degree burns on his arms, hands and legs, will have to have about a year's worth of physical therapy, the company said on its Facebook page.
The store's hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. They are located at 2990 Eagle Drive, directly across the street from the Etowah High School campus.
Brazelton on Wednesday praised his staff for sticking by him and his business.
"Thank you all for staying strong and not jumping ship," he wrote. "I know this is a trail period, but it shows just how close we all are to each other. No one can break our family up."
At around 11:40 a.m. Sunday Sept. 30, both Woodstock Police and Fire Departments responded to an armed robbery and fire at the business.
Once units arrived onto the scene, they met with employees of the store who said a man, armed with a gun, entered the business, and held employees in the back of the store.
The employees were released a short time later and "were told to run from the store," Woodstock police spokesperson Brittany Duncan said.
Investigators believe at least three men were involved and fled the scene in a late model blue Chevrolet SUV.
The suspects are described as:
- A white male, between 40 and 50 years old, with a medium-large build with a full beard.
- A white male, between 16 and 22 years old, with a medium build and brown hair.
- A white male whose description is unknown.
Woodstock police have publicly called on witnesses to come forward to provide any information that could help the break the case. A reward has also been offered to those who have information that would lead to an arrest.