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Video: Thief hypnotises shopkeeper before stealing from him

By Jack Simpson

Incredible CCTV footage has emerged that shows a thief steal from an upmarket off licence in North London after appearing to hypnotise the shop’s owner.

The video shows the unidentified thief put the owner of the Hop and Pops shop in Highgate, Aftab Haider, 56, into a trance-like state before rummaging through his pockets and stealing hundreds of pounds.

Entering the shop, we see the man, who is said to be of Eastern European descent, begin to talk to Haider and place an arm on his shoulder.

After motioning a stabbing action towards Haider’s face, the shop owner is left dazed and motionless.

With Haider rooted to the spot, the thief begins to rummage through his pockets and is able to steal the day's takings before calmly walking out of the shop.

Watch the incredible video below

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