Ex-Disney Star Adam Hicks, Girlfriend Arrested for 3 Alleged Robberies
A former Disney star, Adam Hicks, was arrested for allegedly carrying out a series of armed robberies, according to police.
Hicks is believed to have committed three robberies over a two-hour period on Wednesday, Jan. 24, along with his girlfriend, the Burbank Police Department in California said, according to NBC News.
His girlfriend, Danni Tamburro, 23, also an actress, was also arrested, the report said, 6ABC reported.
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Hicks “was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with a string of armed street robberies that occurred yesterday morning,” Sgt. Derek Green of the Burbank Police Department told EW.
Hicks, 25, is known for his role the 2011 movie “Lemonade Mouth” as well as a role in the Disney TV show “Zeke and Luther.” He also had a role in the show “Jonas” and recorded hip-hop music.
Police said that he used a gun to rob a victim of jewelry, a cellphone, and cash, NBC reported. His bail was set at $350,000 and was charged with felony armed robbery. He’s due in court Friday.
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According to the ABC affiliate, the first incident occurred at 5:15 a.m., when a 52-year-old man walking around Burbank Boulevard and Griffith Park Drive was robbed by a male armed with a gun. He pointed the firearm at the man and demanded his wallet, prompting the man to run away.
“Fearing for his life, the victim ran away and was able to escape to safety,” Burbank police said, USA Today reported.
After an investigation, police said that three other armed street robberies took place within minutes of each other.
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Police said that Tamburro was the driver during the robberies. Her bail was set at $350,000.
Hicks is slated to appear in the film “Shifting Gears” in March. He’s currently starring in the show “Freakish” on Hulu.
For his part, Hicks has not made any comment through a lawyer or on Twitter. His last post was in December.