[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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  • by Kim Location: Miramar on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:36 PM
    Yes, it's the crackas fault. What a moron. Cara, please tell me where I am wrong: Do both of these boys not live in the suburbs? Both not middle class? Both not have tattoos and gold teeth, even though they are Pembroke Pines born and raised? So embarassing for the parents.
  • by zues Location: opa locka on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM
    yall two crackas watyall mouth bout my homeboys
  • by Cara Location: Florida on May 1, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    Kim, you are a prime example of people looking from the outside assuming you know a person's situation. You don't know how hard these people had to work to get that Mercedes. You don't know what heartaches they have endured. You really have no idea what you are talking about and you are really showing how limited your thinking is because you choose to make judgements on limited information. Thank God all that you said is sooo wrong and Thank God you are not in the position to make any official judgements in this case and hopefully for any other. Grow up and do yourself a favor and withhold judgements until you have the FULL STORY! God Bless You Anthony and I am praying for you.
  • by flodro Location: NY on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:42 PM
    KIM ur a desperate evilist probley upper class simple minded person that shouldnt judge a young black mans motives or struggles,I kno Anthony personally but not davis!(thankfully)Davis pulled the move of a Coward!! yougot caughtand you guys split ways,ur dumb snitch fingerprints were found(TAKE IT LYK A MAN,YOU WILL SOON LEARN HOW TO DO THATNJAIL!!FAIL TRY KEEPN IT REAL WIT URSELF!!! YES they both were from middle class families,but when your 18 years old and ur parents are home struggling I personally kno its times that cause for desperate measures!THANKS AND DONT JUDGE CAUSE YOU DONT KNOW MY STRUGGLE!
  • by Kim Location: Miramar on Apr 22, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    The state trying to cut a deal? Are you SERIOUS? These idiots, both from MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES, are the most desperate duo I have ever seen. Tattoos, gold teeth, the whole deal. ANTHONY BUSH DRIVES A MERCEDES that mommmy and daddy bought for him. Both of these kids live in the suburbs of Ft. Lauderdale. They are simply both DESPERATE to be tough. Now some of you want to defend them. How about the FACT that Davis SOLD OUT Bush? Then Bush is so dumb, he had the pawn shop ticket in his pocket? LOLOLOLOL nice work gangsters!
  • by John Doe on Apr 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    these gentlemen are innocent. they are in school and doing their work. they have a great future and a great family background. let these gentlemen go. they are very respectful young men that have bright futures. at leaast these are in school doing something with themselves. let them go. they are good people. if they done wrong then they just made a mistake. they learnt they lesson just let them go please. im praying for yall boyz.
  • by ???? Location: Tallahassee on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    Anthony is innocent and NOT a THUG! He is an honor student from an educated, middle class, Christian family. Please do not believe eveything you read in the press. That is just one sde of the story, the state's side and someone possibly trying to cut a deal. The truth wll prevail
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:12 AM
    Anthony is innocent and is not a thug! He is an honor student from an educated middle class christian family. The truth will prevail. Please do not believe everything you read in the press, that is just one side of the story, the state's side.
  • by Larry the cable Guy Location: N Monroe Street on Apr 12, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    My apologies to the genuine Lip Cheese. Had I known you had been impersonated and personally attacked I would have been here to defend you earlier. There is no difference from robbing a jewelry store than Willie Meggs spending fortunes on prosecuting people for two years and dropping the charges who were filed to raise his political profile. We have John Marks taking 66,000 dollars in influence money, David Harvey getting out of a 6 million dollar loan from a venture that he knew was legal. At least the thugs only robbed a jewelry story. We are paying a salary for the others to take our money. Lip Cheese has been anointed Mayor by the way. The impostor will not know how that came about. Jan it cost you 23,000 per year per prisoner for the bread and water.
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      by ??? on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM in reply to Larry the cable Guy
      Yes Larry, The Lip was hijacked, but you will know me by my style. Which is nowhere as elegant as yours. Larry for President!!
  • by Fed up with them all. Location: Tallahassee on Apr 12, 2011 at 04:43 PM
    Where's Proctor? He is busy fighting the Civil War. Robbery stuff is small potatoes to him. Unfortunately, if the black crime problem is not dealt with aggressively in this town , you will start to see whites and hispanics flee just like they have done in other larger Southern cities. Montgomery . Mobile. Those cities have horrific black crime problems and whites fleeing in droves. Taking their tax dollars with them.
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      by Kaye. on Apr 13, 2011 at 01:32 PM in reply to Fed up with them all.
      stop making this a "black issues" just like "blacks" steal whites steal,and hispinics steal. if you have a problem with AFRICAN AMERICANS so much YOU FLEE and kill yourself while your at it.
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