9-Year-Old NC Boy Selling Lemonade Robbed at Gunpoint, Deputies Say

06 August, 2018, 19:29 | Author: Myra Gill
  • A 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was running a lemonade stand in Monroe was robbed at gunpoint

A nine-year-old boy has been robbed at gunpoint while selling lemonade from a stand.

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.

The Union County Sheriff's Office in Monroe, N.C., said the boy was approached by a teenage suspect who pointed a gun at the boy's stomach, demanded money and fled.

"That one takes it to a new level".

"Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen", Smith told the news station.


Smith said his son has been selling lemonade in the neighborhood nearly every weekend to help pay for a new lawnmower. Within a matter of hours, people in the community collected $256 for the boy.

"He was definitely shocked", Huyck said. They said that he relocated the lemonade stand to another location.

Neighbors told WSOC-TV in Charlotte that the boy went back out and began selling lemonade despite the robbery. "We're going to keep selling lemonade".

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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