Reward of Up to $10,000 Offered for Information Leading to the Arrest of FBI Fugitive Antoine D. Burroughs
|FBI New York July 15, 2014|
The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Antoine D. Burroughs.
Burroughs, aka Butter or Youngblood, is 25 years old, is 6’1” tall, weighs approximately 180 to 190 pounds, and has a prominent mole on his right cheek. He was last known to be in Harlem, and he is believed to have family and friends in Harlem and the Bronx.
According to the allegations in the superseding indictment unsealed on March 18, 2014, in Manhattan federal court and on other documents in the public record:
On September 9, 2009, Burroughs and his accomplice, Leon Whitfield, attempted to rob an individual named Bartolomeo Antoniello at his home in Queens, New York. Burroughs and Whitfield were targeting the cash proceeds of Antoniello’s pizza shop. Antoniello’s son, Gerardo Antoniello, was home at the time and attempted to protect his father. During the struggle, Gerardo Antoniello was shot in the head and later died of his injuries. He was 29 years old.
Burroughs is charged with one count of robbery conspiracy and one count of attempted robbery; one count of discharging a firearm; and one count of murder. Whitfield was arrested on March 18, 2014, by FBI agents.
“The public can play an important role in capturing fugitives by alerting law enforcement if they have information. If you have a tip, pick up the phone and call us,” said FBI spokesman Christos Sinos. “Your help can really make a difference.”
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Burroughs is urged to contact law enforcement immediately. The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 212-384-1000. Burroughs should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
- FBI press release: FBI Seeks Public Assistance Locating Antoine Burroughs, Who is Wanted on Federal Criminal Charges
- FBI wanted poster
- U.S. Attorney’s Office press release: Two Individuals Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Murder During Home Invasion Robbery of Pizza Shop Owner
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