Lemonade stand robber on run; DNA could help track him
Monroe, N.C. – Authorities say a teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 is still at large. They’re hoping to track him down through surveillance footage and possible DNA and fingerprint tests.
Union County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Tony Underwood said Monday that investigators are still looking for the suspect, who the 9-year-old lemonade vendor said pointed a black gun at him and took his cash box.
Underwood says deputies have asked neighbors to check their home cameras for clues. He says a camouflage hat and BB pistol found nearby may be checked for fingerprints and DNA.
The stickup happened Saturday steps from the boy’s home in Monroe, about 30 miles southeast of Charlotte.
Neighbor Kelly Smith says the boy opened his stand at the neighborhood pool Sunday.
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