You may have heard the news stories about St. Pete’s Realtor Robber. I have a personal connection, as this individual came in as a lead through a referral source to me the same day the Realtors were attacked. 10 News called me last night to hear the details. See the story below.
As soon as I realized the lead I’d received was the same man who’d attacked two female Realtors on Wednesday, I immediately called St. Pete police to tell them what I knew, and the referral source so they could warn any other agents who’d received the same lead to tell them he was dangerous.
Please – fellow Realtors, be vigilant about always meeting clients in public first, getting pre-approval letter or proof of funds before you show property and a copy of a drivers license. Don’t make yourself a potential victim by being a pop-tart (i.e. popping over to a property the minute someone calls who is a complete stranger.)
St. Pete and Tampa residents – please watch the video and help us identify this man.
UPDATE 6.8.2015: They caught him! Technically he is a suspect at this time, but police say they are confident that this is their guy.