Deputies: Arrest Made in Lemonade Stand Stickup

North Carolina authorities arrested a juvenile they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint.

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MONROE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities arrested a juvenile Wednesday they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint, a stickup that prompted an outpouring of sympathy and donations for the young entrepreneur. Tony Underwood, a spokesman for the Union County Sheriff’s Office, said detectives had obtained security camera footage of a person who matched the suspect’s description in an area near where the holdup occurred. Underwood said a juvenile, identified as…

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