Deputies seek armed teen who held up boy's lemonade stand

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Deputies say the boy was approached by a black male teen wearing a camouflague hat and black shirt.

"The suspect allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boy's stomach, demanded money and fled the scene on foot", the Union County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

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

Almost every weekend the boy has been setting up his lemonade stand along a round-a-bout in the neighborhood so he could buy a new lawnmower for his other weekend business.

The boy had less than $20 in cash on him, Union County spokesman Tony Underwood told WSOC.

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Smith said his son was back out selling lemonade on Sunday and will continue to sell, but they will be taking more safety precautions from now on.

He said that nowadays, "Criminals are very bold" and that "this is a new low".

When officers searched for the suspect, officials located a trail in the woods and found a camouflage hat, a black-colored BB handgun, and the stolen metal money tin. "You know, I think people are capable of a lot of things but not robbing a child at a lemonade stand".

They are asking any neighbors who may have security video from outside their home to call the Union County Sheriff's Office.