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9-Year-Old Robbed at Gunpoint While Working Lemonade Stand

07 August 2018

- Deputies in North Carolina say they're on the lookout for a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint.

The Union County Sheriff's Office in Monroe, N.C., said the boy was approached by a teenage suspect who pointed a gun at the boy's stomach, demanded money and fled.

The robber got away with $17, and the neighborhood's peace of mind.

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Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Union County Sheriff's Office at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.

Luckily, the child escaped unharmed.

"It's pretty low, despicable in my book, and I can't believe someone would stoop that low to steal money from him", the boy's father, Phillip Smith, told Fox 46 WJZY. "In today's world, people are very bold", he said.

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Officials said they believe the suspect left a bicycle and walked from there to the lemonade stand before the robbery took place.

According to WSOC, an ABC affiliate of WHSV, the boy was saving money in order to buy a lawnmower.

Sunday afternoon, the whole family was back outside selling lemonade again. While searching the wooded area by the stand law enforcement found "the hat, black BB handgun", and the metal tin container in which the nine-year-old boy kept proceeds from lemonade sales. So far, there aren't any leads on a suspect.

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9-Year-Old Robbed at Gunpoint While Working Lemonade Stand