Disney Star Adam Hicks Charged With Series of Robberies

He starred on the Disney XD shows Zeke and Luther and Pair of Kings as well as in the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth.

By Corinne Heller Jan 26, 2018 9:00 PMTags

UPDATE: E! News can confirm Adam Hicks has been charged and now faces three felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery and two felony counts of second-degree robbery.

If convicted as charged, the former Disney star faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 60 years in state prison. Bail was set at $550,000.


Disney star Adam Hicks was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of armed robbery.

The 25-year-old actor, who starred on the Disney XD shows Zeke and Luther and Pair of Kings as well as in the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth, and Danni Tamburro, a 23-year-old actress were detained at 2 p.m. in Burbank, north of Los Angeles. A police spokesperson told E! News that officers arrested the two for allegedly carrying out several armed robberies in the city. No injuries of victims were reported. Bail was set at $350,000 for each.

Hicks and Tamburro appear to be a couple, based on photos the two have posted on social media in recent months.

Police said in a statement that one of the alleged victims was a 52-year-old man, who said a man armed with a handgun demanded his wallet at gunpoint. The victim was able to run away.

Police said that as officers were investigating the incident, three additional armed street robberies of pedestrians occurred within minutes of each other in Burbank. The victims all provided similar descriptions of the suspect and his vehicle—a dark-colored Kia with at least two occupants.

Moments later, a witness told police they spotted a vehicle matching that description. Officers located the car and detained a woman connected to at least one of the robbery suspects. Inside the vehicle, they found property belonging to one of the robbery victims, and also found additional stolen property in a nearby area.

Police said in their statement that after 1 p.m., detectives were led to a home believed to be linked to the suspects and that due to the nature of the crimes, S.W.A.T. Team members helped served a search warrant on the residence. Hicks and Tamburro, who is suspected of being the driver, were detained in the home and booked in jail for armed robbery, police said. Additional stolen property was found inside the residence during service of the search warrant, they added.

Hicks and Tamburro remain in jail as of Thursday morning and have not commented on their arrests. Both are due to appear in court on Friday.

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Records show Hicks was arrested twice before in the Los Angeles area, in July and in September 2017.

TMZ said the first arrest was for allegedly firing a gun, while the second was for battery, and that prosecutors rejected both cases due to insufficient evidence. Tamburro has no prior arrests in Los Angeles on her record.

(Originally published Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:14 a.m. PST)