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Do you know this man? He used to live in Williamsburg and is wanted by the FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information hat leads to the location, arrest and prosecution of LaShawn Robertson. (WYDaily/Courtesy FBI)
LaShawn Robertson. (WYDaily/Courtesy of the FBI)

UPDATE Aug. 6, 2020: The FBI said LaShawn Robertson has surrendered to authorities.


The FBI is offering $5,000 for information that would lead to the arrest of a United Blood Nation gang member who used to live in Williamsburg.

A federal arrest warrant was issued this month for LaShawn Robertson, 32, after he was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, distributing heroin or cocaine and providing a firearm to a convicted felon, according to a news release from the bureau.

Robertson, who has previous felony convictions, is wanted for alleged distribution of various illegal substances between 2015 and 2020 in Virginia. Robertson has also been tied to other gangs, including the Nine Trey Gangsters and 59 BRIMS, according to the FBI.

Robertson is 5-foot-11 tall and weighs approximately approximately 230 pounds. His last known residence is Williamsburg, the FBI said.

The reward of up to p to $5,000 is for information that would lead to the location, arrest and prosecution of Robertson.

Information regarding Robertson can be submitted through an anonymous online tip form or by contacting the FBI Norfolk Field office at 757-455-0100.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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