A young actor who starred in a Disney sitcom and is a regular on a Hulu series has been arrested and charged in a string of armed robberies. USA Today reports that Adam Hicks, who played Luther on Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther” and portrays Diesel Turner on Hulu’s “Freakish,” was arrested Wednesday in Burbank, Calif.
Also arrested was a woman identified as Danni Tamburo. Hicks, 25, and Tamburo, 23, were reportedly arrested in connection with a series of four armed robberies. They were each being held on $350,000 bail and were due in court today, USA Today reports.
“The first alleged robbery took place at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday when a 52-year-old man told police he was approached by a male who pointed a handgun and demanded his wallet,” USA Today reports.
The report quotes a statement from Burbank police, saying: “Fearing for his life, the victim ran away and was able to escape to safety.”
USA Today adds: “As police officers were investigating the first robbery, three additional armed street robberies occurred within minutes of each other — all in the same Burbank area involving victims out for a walk.”
Disney’s “Zeke and Luther” (Adam Hicks at left)