Nine-year-old selling lemonade robbed at gunpoint

07 August, 2018, 06:29 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • A 9-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint outside his lemonade stand in North Carolina investigators said

Police officers in Union County are now investigating the robbery of a 9-year-old who had his lemonade stand robbed at gunpoint this past weekend.

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.

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.

Phillip Smith, the boy's father, said he never thought something like this would happen in their neighborhood.


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.

Neighbours told WCNC-TV that the boy's organic lemonade stand is well known in the neighbourhood, and that he is an entrepreneur who also mows lawns in the community.

According to WSOC, an ABC affiliate of WHSV, the boy was saving money in order to buy a lawnmower.

Ms Smith said the boy set up his stand again on Sunday and did brisk business. 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.

Anyone with information should call the Union County Sheriff's Office at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600.

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