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Real estate agent held at gunpoint during showing

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Real estate agent held at gunpoint during showing

Police: Man handcuffed and threatened agent before letting her go.

A female real estate agent who was kidnapped and held at gunpoint by a man while showing a model home in Sacramento County, California was released frightened but unharmed.

The man pulled out a gun while touring the home, handcuffed and threatened the agent and then let her go before driving off, Chris Trim, public information officer at the Elk Grove Police Department, told Inman.

The woman then flagged down a security guard driving through the area and was taken to a nearby store, where she contacted police Thursday afternoon, The Sacramento Bee reported.

"Obviously, it was a traumatic experience, but physically she’s fine,” Trim said about the woman.

On Thursday, investigators were at the home, which is being treated as a crime scene, The Sacramento Bee said.

The agent was showing a model home in a new development called "Fireside at Madeira,” which is being built by KB Homes, according to FOX40 News.

KB Homes did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but told FOX40 News in a statement that "the safety and well-being of our homeowners and employees is extremely important” to the company, and that "we applaud the onsite security for acting quickly and we will continue to work with law enforcement to aid in their investigation.”

Last Modified: 10 January 2015 03:02

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