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Deputies seek armed teen in SC lemonade stand stickup

August 5, 2018

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Deputies in North Carolina say they’re on the lookout for a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old’s lemonade stand at gunpoint.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday the stickup happened alongside a traffic roundabout in Monroe, about 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) southeast of Charlotte.

Deputies say the young drink vendor reported that a male teenager wearing a camouflage hat and black shirt stuck a black handgun to the boy’s stomach, demanded money and then fled on foot Saturday afternoon.

Authorities found a trail in the woods nearby where they found a camouflage hat, a black BB handgun and a stolen metal tin. Deputies believe the suspect left a bicycle in the brush for his getaway.

Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Underwood tells The Charlotte Observer less than $20 in cash was stolen.

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