Girls Raising Money for Tot Robbed at Lemonade Stand

Two suspects grabbed about $150, police say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2011 3:16 PM CDT
A lemonade stand, but not the one that got robbed.   (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, Bill Hughes)

(Newser) – It's sad enough that three little girls running a lemonade stand in Georgia were robbed of $150—even sadder when you add in the fact that they were selling the lemonade to raise money for a hospitalized 2-year-old. Authorities say a man and woman approached the stand Saturday and grabbed the money jar from a 13-year-old. The money was meant to help a cousin of one of the girls, who is about to undergo treatment for an intestinal disease.

The robbery is "a first" for him, a police officer tells the AP. "I've never had a case where a child at a lemonade stand has been robbed." A 21-year-old woman has been arrested, and deputies are seeking a male suspect.

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