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Lemonade vendor robbed at gunpoint gets gift from Lowe's

2 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 07 2018 Aug 7, 2018 August 07, 2018 11:57 AM August 07, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KXAN
MONROE, N.C. (AP) - A 9-year-old entrepreneur whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17 by an older boy is getting a business boost from a home-improvement giant.
  
Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood said Tuesday that investigators are still searching for a male teen suspect in the Saturday afternoon stickup.
  
The young drinks vendor said a teenager pointed a handgun at him while he was at his stand in Monroe, about 30 miles southeast of Charlotte.
  
A business card that one customer collected from the boy's lemonade stand states that he also works as a lawn mower and dog walker.
  
Home-improvement chain Lowe's gave the boy a new, $1,100 riding lawn mower on Monday. Spokeswoman Sarah Lively says officials at the company's Charlotte headquarters made the gesture after seeing news reports.

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