[UPDATE] TPD Investigates Robbery at Local Jewelry Store

By: Tallahassee Police Department
By: Tallahassee Police Department

UPDATE 4-11-2011

On March 27th, 2011 the Tallahassee Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Kay Jewelers store in the Governor’s Square Mall. Two black males, one armed with a handgun, demanded and stole several diamond rings from a display case.

TPD Forensics Technician Carpentieri responded to the scene for processing and collected latent fingerprints from several locations within Kay Jewelers. All of the collected prints were determined to be of AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) quality.

On April 5th, 2011 the prints were processed by AFIS and found to be those of Avery M. Davis. The prints were then compared to known prints from Davis and verified to match. In addition, Davis matched the physical description of one of the suspects.

Davis was arrested on April 6th, 2011 and confessed his role in the robbery to Investigator Scott Cherry. During the interview, Davis implicated Anthony V. Bush. Subsequently, a person with no connection to the business or the incident identified Bush in a photo taken just prior the incident. This information led to the location and arrest of Bush on April 10th, 2011. Bush had a pawn receipt for a business in South Florida in his pocket. The receipt documented the recent exchange of a significant amount of jewelry for other store merchandise.

Both arrestees remain in the Leon County Jail. Efforts to recover the stolen jewelry continue.

Avery Michael Davis Anthony V Bush II
Black, Male Black, Male
12/24/1991 7/22/1992


On Sunday afternoon at 12:22 PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the Governors Square Mall (1500 Apalachee Parkway), regarding an armed robbery to Kays Jewelry Store. Upon arrival officers learned that two black male subjects, one armed with a handgun had entered the store and demanded cooperation from employees while they stole various merchandise from the store. The employees complied while they stole various merchandise from the store. The suspects fled out of the mall and were unable to be located. No employees were injured during the incident.

The first suspect was a black male, 20-25 years of age. He was approximately 5'8 to 6 feet in height. He was wearing a red baseball cap with a blue Florida Marlins emblem on the front, sunglasses, white shirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect was a black male, 20-25 years of age. He was approximately 5'8 to 6 feet in height. His hair was styled in a short afro. He was wearing a garnet and gold polo stripped shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want you name just your information. You could be eligible for a cash reward.

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