Urgent Warnings for Real Estate Agents After Attacks in St. Petersburg, Florida

Police on the lookout for white male in his 40's who pulled a gun on one agent and attacked another; 20 agents in the last 10 years have been murdered
1:21 | 06/04/15

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Next tonight here, to the case of the real estate agents attacked in Florida. Tonight, we're hearing from one of them. Here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Reporter: Tonight, police in St. Petersburg, Florida, are looking for a dangerous crook driving this silver SUV. Accused of robbing two different realtors Wednesday who were selling homes about six miles apart. One of them is afraid to show her face on camera. Worried he might come back. He put his briefcase on the floor, grabbed the gun and pointed to me and said, lady, get on the floor. Reporter: He's a white male in his mid 60s, 5'8". He had a briefcase and was pretending he wanted to buy this house. She was lucky. Another real estate agent knocked on the door and the gunman ran away. About an hour earlier, at this home, police believe a man with the same description tied a realtor's hands and feet with zip ties and called her husband, demanding a ransom. She managed to set herself free. She was running out the driveway, I've been robbed, I've been robbed. Reporter: Selling homes is dangerous work. The government says more than 20 realtors have been murdered on the job in the last decade. In Arkansas last spooept, real estate agent Beverly Carter was found in a shallow grave, killed while she was showing a home. Police here are reminding agents showing this home or any other, not to drop everything so quickly to meet a client, and to make sure that someone else knows about the appointment. David? All right, good tips, Steve. Thank you.

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