FBI Seeks Public Assistance Locating Antoine Burroughs, Who is Wanted on Federal Criminal Charges

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Burroughs faces federal criminal charges for his alleged involvement in the attempted robbery of a man in Queens, New York.

New York, NY - March 21, 2014 - FBI agents are looking for the public’s assistance in locating Antoine Burroughs, aka “Butter” or “Youngblood.” The FBI has just released a wanted poster for him, available at the conclusion of this release. Burroughs faces federal criminal charges for his alleged involvement in the attempted robbery of a man in Queens, New York. Burroughs was last known to be in Harlem. He is believed to have family and friends in Harlem and the Bronx.
 
Burroughs is 25 years old, is 6’1” tall, and weighs approximately 180 to 190 pounds. He has a prominent mole on his right cheek.
 
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 died later of his injuries. He was 29 years old.
 
Burroughs is charged with one count of robbery conspiracy and one count of attempted robbery, which each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; one count of discharging a firearm, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison; and one count of murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison or death. Whitfield was arrested on March 18, 2014, by FBI agents.
 
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts to 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.
 
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