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Lemonade vendor robbed at gunpoint gets gift from Lowe's

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Lemonade vendor robbed at gunpoint gets gift from Lowe's

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.

A business card one customer collected from the boy's lemonade stand states he also works as a lawn mower and dog walker, so Lowe's gave the boy a new, $1,100 riding lawn mower on Monday.


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Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood said Tuesday that investigators are still searching for a male teen in connection with 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.

Lowe's Spokeswoman Sarah Lively says officials at the company's Charlotte headquarters made the gesture after seeing news reports about the robbery.