Police officers in Union County are now investigating the robbery of a 9-year-old who had his lemonade stand robbed at gunpoint this past weekend.
According to the boy’s father, Philip Smith, the robbery occurred at about 3pm on Saturday afternoon in front of their house in the St John’s Forest neighborhood of Monroe.
“Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen,” commented Smith.
Smith said a teenager walked up to his son’s lemonade stand, pointed a pistol into his son’s stomach, and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene with a total of $17.
His father said he won’t let this stop his son’s dreams. Sunday afternoon, the whole family was back outside selling lemonade again.
Union County police are still investigating the robbery. If you have any information about the suspect, please call 911.