'Heart-wrenching': Teenager robs nine-year-old's lemonade stand with BB pistol

A 9-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint outside his lemonade stand in North Carolina investigators said

Authorities believe the teen left a bicycle and walked from there to the lemonade stand.

The boy reopened his lemonade stand in a new location at the community pool on Sunday, neighbors said.

"It's heart-wrenching. That little boy will never be the same", Smith said.

Deputies in North Carolina say they're seeking a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint.

"It's pretty low, despicable in my book and I can't believe someone would stoop that low to steal money from him", said the boys father.

Within hours, he had raised over $250 for his landscaping business.

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The Union County Sheriff's Office in Monroe, N.C., said the boy was approached by a teenage suspect who pointed a gun at the boy's stomach, demanded money and fled.

Public information officer Tony Underwood tells NPR that the robber got away with $17.

Investigators said they recovered a metal tin, camo hat and black BB gun in a wooded area near the neighborhood.

"I'm often seeing the young man selling organic lemonade", resident Robert Pendleton told WSOC-TV.

"We are being resilient and he came out here to sell some lemonade today, just to be back at it and taking out time to process everything that happened", Smith said. "We're going to keep selling lemonade".

Fox 46 reports that the Union County Sheriff's Office (UCSO) responded to a robbery call around 3 pm.

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