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9-year-old boy's lemonade stand robbed at 'gun point'

Preeti Pillai
Aug 07, 2018
11:07 A.M.

9-year-old Mark David from North Carolina, who was attending to his lemonade stand on Saturday, was mugged at gunpoint by a teenager.

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The perpetrator ran off with a loot of only $17, as reported by the Union County police. The Union County Sheriff's Office of Monroe, North Carolina, posted an update regarding the robbery on their official Facebook page.

The deputies of the Union County Sherrif were pursuing the leads in connection to the robbery that took place near the entrance of St. John’s Forest around 3 pm on Saturday, August 4.

The officials reported that Mark David was approached by a teenage African-American male suspect wearing a black shirt and a camo hat.

Read more about the robbery case on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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Mark was standing at his lemonade stand when the suspect walked up towards him wearing a camouflage hat and pointed a gun at his stomach. He demanded Mark to hand over all the money he had earned. His honor.

Mark's father, Philip Smith, said that the amount stolen from his son amounted to $17.

"Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen. It's pretty low, despicable in my book, and I can't believe someone would stoop that low to steal money from him.”

Philip Smith, Fox News, August 7, 2018

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Investigators found a camouflage hat, a black BB gun and a metal tin in a woods near the crime scene. It is believed that the evidence found on the location belonged to the culprit.

Tony Underwood, Union Sherrif's chief communications officer, said that although he was aware of the ability of people doing a lot of horrible things, he believed that mugging a child at a lemonade stand was a new low.

Smith revealed that Mark sold lemonade in the same area every weekend. He wished to earn money and help the family pay for a new lawnmower.

Smith added that despite the scare, Mark and his mother returned to the same street to sell lemonade in less than 24 hours since the robbery.

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