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Deputies: Teen robs 9-year-old boy's lemonade stand at gunpoint

Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a 9-year-old boy selling lemonade. (Bria Bell/WBTV) Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a 9-year-old boy selling lemonade. (Bria Bell/WBTV)
UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Deputies are looking for the teenage boy they say is responsible for robbing a 9-year-old boy's lemonade stand at gunpoint in Union County.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, they are pursuing leads in connection with a robbery that happened near the entrance to St. John’s Forest in Monroe around 3:00 p.m. Saturday. 

Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a 9-year-old boy selling lemonade. 

The boy was allegedly approached by a teenage black male wearing a camo hat and black shirt. 

Officials say the teen allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boy’s stomach, demanded money and fled the scene on foot.

Deputies say they located a trail in the woods where a camo hat, a black colored BB handgun and stolen metal tin were recovered.  

Authorities believe the teen left a bicycle and walked to the lemonade stand before the robbery. 

Police say the thief made off with $17, and the 9-year-old was not hurt.

The young boy was back selling lemonade Sunday.

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.

No further information was released.

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