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9-Year-Old Boy's Lemonade Stand Held Up at Gunpoint

North Carolina police are in search of a teen suspected in the stickup
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 5, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
A 9-year-old boy's lemonade stand was held up at gunpoint.   (Getty/AnthonyRosenberg)

(Newser) – Deputies in North Carolina say they're seeking a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint, per the AP. The Union County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the stickup happened near a traffic roundabout in Monroe, about 30 miles southeast of Charlotte. Deputies say the young drink vendor reported that a male teenager with a camouflage hat and black shirt placed a black handgun to the boy's stomach Saturday, demanded money and then fled on foot. Sheriff's spokesman Tony Underwood tells The Charlotte Observer less than $20 in cash was stolen.

According to a statement the sheriff's office posted to Facebook, authorities found a camouflage hat, a black BB handgun and a stolen metal tin along a trail in some nearby woods. Deputies believe the suspect left a bicycle in the brush for his getaway. Authorities said they're unsure if the BB gun they found is the same weapon used in the holdup, but that is appears to likely to be the case because of where it was recovered along with the other items.

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