Hypnotist Robbers Strike in Germany
German cops hunt hypnotist robbers who entrance victims before stealing valuables
By Lee Moran / Source: New York Daily News
At least two thieves have been reported as hypnotizing women in Elmshorn and robbing them of their jewelry and other items — then temporarily leaving them without memory of the thefts.
The two women, believed to be Russian, allegedly targeted a 66-year-old in front of a store in Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein, last Monday.
And police believe there have been other victims who may not even know they've been hit.
The Hamburger Morgenpost reports that the senior citizen, also Russian, was outside an Aldi superstore when she was approached by the duo.
"They told her they'd read her fortune, but next thing she knew she was back home sitting in an armchair and all her jewelry and valuables had vanished," said police spokeswoman Sandra Mohr.
Police now want help in tracking down the women.
One is reportedly around 35-years-old, while the second looks about 55.
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