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.