CCTV footage shows how a shopkeeper was robbed of hundreds of pounds by a ‘hypnotist’ pickpocket who apparently put him in a trance. They hypnotist criminal walked into the shop and can be seen touching the shopkeeper on the arm , within a few seconds the owner appears to freeze and be spellbound.
It’s only when the crook leaves that the owner realizes what happened.
The police said that the suspects distraction tactics had worked and the shopkeeper says he was momentarily unaware of what had happened to him.
Check out the footage below: