Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

9-year-old's lemonade stand robbed at gunpoint, police say

9-year-old's lemonade stand robbed at gunpoint, police say

The child mows the neighbor's yards to make money.

"We are being resilient and he came out here to sell some lemonade today, just to be back at it and taking out time to process everything that happened", Smith said.

The stolen cash was less than $20, Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood said.

The child told police he was operating his lemonade stand in the USA state of North Carolina on Saturday afternoon when a teenage boy placed a handgun to his stomach and demanded money. "I'm often seeing the young man selling organic lemonade", Robert Pendleton added. Deputies believe the suspect left a bicycle in the brush for his getaway.

A lemonade stand appears in this undated stock photo.

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The boys father tells FOX 46 Charlotte that the suspect got away with $17. "That one takes it to a new level".

Detectives later found a trail in the woods, where they recovered the hat, a BB gun they believe was used in the crime, and a metal box where the boy had kept his earnings.

After hearing the news, Huyck said she wanted to do something to let the boy know not everyone is a bad person and show him the neighborhood cares. "We're going to keep selling lemonade".

They are asking any neighbors who may have security video from outside their home to call the Union County Sheriff's Office.

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