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.