Two Loudoun County 12-year-olds operating a lemonade stand in Round Hill were robbed Thursday by a teenager, according to the Loudoun County sheriff’s office.

The two children had set up their stand selling lemonade and snacks across the street from Round Hill Elementary School, near the intersection of Park Heights Circle and Evening Star Drive, authorities said. Sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., an unknown male teenager approached the stand, appeared interested in making a purchase and asked the pair if they could make change for a $20 bill, Troxell said.

One of the two victims took out a small cash box and began to count bills, and the teen offered to help count the money. But then the teen pocketed the cash, told the two children not to say anything to anyone, and walked away, Troxell said.

The kids notified their families of the robbery, who in turn contacted authorities, Troxell said. The investigation is ongoing, he said.

The suspect, who appeared to be in his late teens, was described as a white male with olive skin, dark hair and a thin mustache, according to authorities. He was wearing light blue shorts and no shirt, authorities said.

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