A 'Derren Brown style' thief (wearing black top) is seen putting a shopkeeper in a trance in order to steal from his pockets. See News Team story NTITRANCE: A thief is captured on CCTV using Derren Brown-style hypnosis to put a shopkeeper in a TRANCE before stealing his wallet and cash from his pockets. The bizarre raid, which took place at an off-licence, is believed to be the first time a crime of its kind has been captured on camera. Metropolitan Police yesterday (Fri) released the 1.09-minute clip which showed the trickster calmly pick shopkeeper Aftab Haiderís pockets twice. The 56-year-old owner, who wines Hops and Pops wine merchants in Highgate, north London, was left ìstunnedî by the theft which took place at 9.45pm on September 11.
An East European man walked into a shop in North London asking the shop owner for water, claiming his pregnant wife needed it(now this is where it starts getting weird) as he makes the requests he is seen touching the staff in the stomach/navel area to demonstrate his wife's bump the shop staff immediately falls into a robotic trance like state,and the man is seen robbing the shop staff.He only recovers after the man has rummaged in his pockets and made away with the contents.All this was captured on Cctv.
Was this some form of Hypnotism or Magic?