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Gates Police: 16-year-old wanted in deadly attempted carjacking

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Updated: April 29, 2021 11:32 PM
Created: April 29, 2021 02:06 PM

GATES, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gates Police released photos of the second suspect wanted in connection to a deadly attempted carjacking. 

Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode says the Multi-Agency Carjacking Task Force and the United States Marshalls Office Fugitive TASK Force have spent the last week trying to locate 16-year-old Anthony R. Jacobs, who is wanted for the murder of Richard Sciascia.

Jacobs is 6’1” and 170 lbs., according to police. He is known to frequent the west side of the city.

Chief James VanBrederode says police have been trying to work with Jacobs' family members, but have not had any luck tracking him down, so they're once again asking for help from the community to find him.

"He has connections over in the Jay Street area, over on the west side there, and again, we've been to many of his homes, many of his family members, we've asked for their cooperation, we've been trying to work with them to make sure he gets safely turned over to us and charged," VanBrederode said. "We have not had that cooperation and so we're asking for the community's help in locating him."

Police aren't sure yet if Jacobs has connections to any of the other carjackings that have happened across the Rochester area.

Thursday night VanBrederode told News10NBC "Anyone that is aiding or contributing to the delinquency of this child will be criminally held responsible."

News10NBC obtained the felony complaint that alleges 16-year-old Edgar Tolentino shot and killed Sciascia in his car on Buell Road in Gates on April 7. The 71-year-old grandfather was on his way to visit his son at the time.

Tolentino's preliminary hearing was canceled Wednesday because the grand jury voted to indict him on at least one felony. The charge will be revealed when the grand jury rises.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jacobs is asked to call Gates Police at 585-247-2262 or 911.


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