Police seek teen who robbed a boy's lemonade stand

Clay Curtis
August 7, 2018

Authorities believe the teen left a bicycle and walked from there to the lemonade stand.

Local media outlets spoke to the child's father, Phillip Smith, who said his son ran the lemonade stand to raise money for a riding lawnmower - to use in his other business.

A 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was running a lemonade stand was robbed at gunpoint on August 5, officials said. The teen allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boys stomach and demanded the money. The 9-year-old lemonade vendor said a teenager wearing a similar hat and a black shirt pointed a black handgun at him and took his cash box Saturday afternoon in Monroe, about 30 miles (50 kilometres) southeast of Charlotte.

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.

Less than 24 hours after the robbery, his mom, dad and the 9-year-old boy were out selling lemonade again.

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"Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen", commented Smith.

The police have been unable to locate the suspect so far.

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

Citizens with information concerning the criminal activity are encouraged to call Union County Sheriff's Office at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600.

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