$300 Thousand Bond for St. Pete Realtor Robber


(UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Tuesday)   A judge has set bond at $300 thousand for Paul Pinkston.


St. Petersburg real estate agents are breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday.

Police say they have arrested the man who called two of them to tour houses, only to rob them at gunpoint.

58 year old Paul Pinkston is a retired U.S. Air Force major. He is now charged with armed robbery and kidnapping.

Police were able to zero in on Pinkston when a neighbor of his at a local condo complex called police to say he recognized him from surveillance video released by police.

Police arrested Pinkston as he arrived home from work.

Authorities aren’t sure why Pinkston did it.