Former Disney star Adam Hicks has been arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 24, for his suspected role in committing a series of armed robberies in Burbank.
Hicks starred in multiple Disney features including Zeke & Luther, How to Eat Fried Worms, Pair of Kings, and Lemonade Mouth. He also appeared on Freakish.
Burbank Police Department's Sgt. Derek Green spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the robberies and arrest, adding that the actor is under a $350,000 bail.
Hicks, 25, allegedly approached a 52-year-old man around the area of Burbank Boulevard and Griffith Park Drive. Armed with a handgun, the suspect then demanded for the victim's wallet before leaving him unharmed. The incident took place at 5:15 a.m.
Three other armed robberies took place as the police officers were taking the report of the first case. Two victims were women in their 70s.
The incidents were all similar in nature with the suspects pointing a gun to the victims and demanding money, mobile phones, and other belongings. Committed only minutes apart from each other, the crimes all occurred in the hillside community of Burbanks.
Officers were able to track the getaway car, a dark-colored Kia, to the 1600 block of Scott Road where they were also able to detain a female who is reportedly connected to a suspect. A number of the reported stolen property was found at the site.
With a search warrant, a SWAT team was able to arrest Hicks and second suspect Danni Tamburo at 1800 block of North Niagara Street. The 23-year-old Tamburo, reportedly the actor's girlfriend, is identified as the driver of the vehicle.
Hicks and Tamburo are both set to appear in court on Friday, Jan. 26.
Hicks History With The Law
It's not the actor's first brush with the law. Hicks has two prior arrests on his record with the first one for firing a gun back in July 2017. His second arrest was for battery. Both cases were ruled out by the D.A. due to insufficient evidence.
Disney Stars Go Bad
Hicks joins a number of fellow Disney alum who have been arrested.
Shia LaBeouf of Even Stevens has gone on to a respected Hollywood career, but the actor has been held for driving under the influence (DUI) and public intoxication.
Lindsay Lohan is another famous Disney alum from Life-Size and Get a Clue who has been arrested for multiple DUIs. Mischa Barton, best known for The OC but starred in Disney's A Ring of Endless Light as well, also has a DUI under her belt.
Other Disney stars arrested for DUI include Kirsten Storm of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Orlando Brown of That's So Raven who has a drug possession charge as well, Mitchel Musso of Hannah Montana, Anneliese van der Pol of That's So Raven, and Omar Gooding of Smart Guy.
Aside from a slew of DUIs, other crimes have been committed by the former Disney actors and actresses. Lalaine of Lizzie Maguire was arrested for possession of meth, while Mackenzie Phillips of So Weird was found with cocaine and heroin. Phil Lewis of The Suite Life of Zac and Cody was actually charged with manslaughter after he drove drank and killed a 21-year-old in 1991.