Andrew Jazyschyn"s, 10, lemonade stand was stolen from outside his house He has made $300 and is spending the money on presents for his family The Northern Territory boy was saving up to buy his grandfather a gift next A replacement table was provided by a neighbour and the stand...
- Andrew Jazyschyn’s, 10, lemonade stand was stolen from outside his house
- He has made $300 and is spending the money on presents for his family
- The Northern Territory boy was saving up to buy his grandfather a gift next
- A replacement table was provided by a neighbour and the stand will reopen
A little boy has been left heartbroken and his father outraged after his lemonade stand was stolen from outside their Northern Territory home.
Andrew Jazyschyn, 10, had managed to turn his humble lemonade stand into a thriving business but the theft of his table left him shattered.
His father Philip Jazyschyn said his son was left ‘a bit upset’ when they returned home to find the stall gone.
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Budding entrepreneur Andrew Jazyschyn’s lemonade table was stolen from outside his home in Katherine, Northern Territory
Andrew’s savvy business soon became popular with neighbours and passers-by and he earned $300 in the first week
‘Thank you to the parasite who stole my 10-year-old son’s fold-up table he uses for his lemonade stand from the front of our block,’ Mr Jazyschyn wrote on the Katherine Issues Facebook page.
‘At least you left his sign. Hope you feel like crap every time you use it knowing you thieved it from a kid.’
Mr Jazyschyn said Andrew was selling lemonade to buy a belated Christmas gift for his grandfather.
‘He had bought a present for everyone in the family but forgot to get one for his grandfather,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘We went down to the local Woolies and with his last $10 bought lemon and sugar and decided selling lemonade was the best way to make money.’
The budding entrepreneur didn’t want to take lose interest on the money he had in his bank account so had to find another way to come up with the remaining cash he needed. Soon his business had expanded to neighbours and passers-by.
The brazen thief took the lemonade stand and left behind only the price sign (pictured)
Thanks to a replacement table given by a neighbour, Andrew’s stall will be up and running again later this week
Luckily for Andrew, the thieves made off with just the table, not the impressive $300 he had made so far in sales.
Despite the heartless act, the Katherine community have rallied around young Andrew offering five replacement tables in the hours after news of the theft broke.
‘I made the post in Katherine Issues and within an hour the post had over 100 likes, 30 comments and five offers for tables.’
Undeterred his brush with a thief, Andrew’s stall is set to open again on Thursday, complete with a new table courtesy of a neighbour.
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