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

Leroy Wright
August 7, 2018

A 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was running a lemonade stand was robbed at gunpoint on August 5, officials said.

"The suspect allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boy's stomach, demanded money and fled the scene on foot", the Union County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The boys father tells FOX 46 Charlotte that the suspect got away with $17.

Neighbors were asked to check their home security cameras for possible clues, said Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood.

Luckily, the child escaped unharmed.

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Authorities believe the teen left a bicycle and walked to the lemonade stand before the robbery.

A nine-year-old boy selling lemonade was robbed at gunpoint for $20.

"You know, I think people are capable of a lot of things but not robbing a child at a lemonade stand. That one takes it to a new level".

The victim, who was not physically hurt, told police the thief was wearing a camouflage hat and a black shirt during the robbery, just before 3pm local time. He said a camouflage hat and BB pistol found along with a metal cash box was found in some nearby woods and could be checked for fingerprints and DNA.

Smith said his son was back out selling lemonade on Sunday and will continue to sell, but they will be taking more safety precautions from now on.

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