Children's lemonade stand robbed in Loudoun County
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 09:31 pm
ROUND HILL, Va. (WJLA) - Two boys running a lemonade stand in Loudoun County's Round Hill subdivision were robbed of their profits by an older teenager, sheriff's investigators said Friday.
Around 1 p.m. Thursday, the boys, ages 12 and 13, were packing up their lemonade and snack stand when they were approached by the teen, who was smoking a cigarette. The boys said he made them feel uncomfortable. The teen asked if the boys had change for a $20 bill.
As they were emptying their money jar, trying to help, the older teen grabbed all of their money—$25-$30.
When the boys asked for their money back the teen said no, threatening and cussing at them before walking away.
"We just kinda stood there and [burst] out in tears, ‘cause we didn't know what to do," said Spencer Bergman, who along with his friend Spencer Tarbet, ran the lemonade stand.
Authorities described the strong-arm robber as a white man with olive skin in his late teens, with dark hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing light-blue shorts and no shirt during Thursday afternoon's robbery.