Heartless thief on the run after child robbed at gunpoint while selling lemonade

A young US boy trying to sell his homemade lemonade has been robbed by a heartless thief armed with a gun.

The terrifying incident happened whilst the 9-year-old boy was selling lemonade at a roadside stand in Monroe, North Carolina on Saturday local time.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office said the youngster was approached by a teenager who held a gun to the child’s stomach whilst demanding money.


It’s reported he got away with the child’s earnings of $17.

“I think people are capable of a lot of things, but not robbing a child at a lemonade stand, that takes it to a new level,” Tony Underwood from the Union County Sheriff’s Office told America’s Fox News.

Luckily, the child escaped unharmed.

The suspect remains on the run.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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