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East Bluff boys reopen lemonade stand after robbery; police parade welcomes them back

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- Business is back and booming for two boys who run a lemonade stand in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

Their first customers-- a parade of police officers in their cars, along with the Police Chief himself.

Nathan Peterson, the boys' father, posted the photo of the visit to Facebook Tuesday, saying "our hearts are overwhelmed by the love and support of the community."

Surveillance video appears to show two men, one with a gun, stealing cash box with $30 inside from the two boys as they sold lemonade last Friday, August 7th.

On Tuesday, as the young businessmen set up shop on the corner again, they were welcomed by the parade of officers, who gave them a gift of money they had raised and promised they had the boys' backs.

Then, Peterson says they all bought some lemonade.

Sheridan Swathwood

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