Former Disney Star Arrested on Suspicion of Armed Robbery

Police say Adam Hicks was robbing people at gunpoint while they were on morning walks
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2018 8:09 PM CST
In this undated promotional photo released by Disney, actors Adam hicks, left, and Hutch Dano are shown in a scene from "Zeke and Luther."   (AP Photo/Disney XD, Jaimie Trueblood)

(Newser) – A former Disney star was arrested Wednesday in California after police say he robbed multiple people at gunpoint while the victims were out for their morning walk, the Los Angeles Times reports. Police say Adam Hicks' crime spree started when he pointed a gun at a 52-year-old man and demanded his wallet shortly after 5am in Burbank. Police say the 25-year-old former star of the Disney show Zeke and Luther then attempted to rob two 70-year-old women who ran off. Hicks is suspected in at least two additional robberies. According to NBC News, one victim says he stole their cash, jewelry, and cellphones.

Police soon found the Kia described by victims. The mother of Hicks' girlfriend was inside, along with stolen property. She told police she had just picked up the car from where her daughter, Danni Tamburo, left it. "They basically dumped the car and tossed some of the property in the area. Literally tossing it," Sgt. Derek Green tells the Times. Police arrested Hicks and Tamburo at the house they share, where they found two guns and more stolen property. Police say the 23-year-old Tamburo had acted as Hicks' getaway driver. The pair are being held on $350,000 bail, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Hicks also starred in the Disney film Lemonade Mouth and currently appears on the Hulu show Freakish. (Read more Disney stories.)

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