Robber steals cash from shop owner’s pocket after hypnotizing him by touching his stomach (video)By Mason White 5:44 PM December 8, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of robbery after allegedly stealing cash from a shop owner by hypnotizing him, police in the United Kingdom said.
On Thursday approximately 9:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Hops ‘N’ Pops shop on Archway Road, N6, and told the owner that his wife was pregnant and she needed some bottled water.
The suspect touched the stomach area of 56-year-old Aftab “Aziz” Haider, to imitate his wife’s condition.
On surveillance video, the suspect is then seen taking cash out of the victim’s pockets as the victim remained motionless and unable to resist the robbery taking place.
The suspect is described as approximately 33 years old of Eastern European appearance, around 5 feet 8 inches tall, slim build with short black hair, wearing dark jeans, a grey polo shirt, a black bomber jacket with small white writing on the back just below the collar.
Detective Sergeant Dave Bullock of the Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit in Haringey said: “The victim in this incident said that he was momentarily unaware of what had happened to him. The suspect’s distraction tactics appeared to have worked as he robbed the victim of cash from his pocket. If anyone recognizes the suspect or has been a victim in similar circumstances, please contact us.”