Last month, a hypnotist thief reportedly put London wine seller Aftab Haider into a trance before robbing him. The strange episode was caught on CCTV video later released by Scotland Yard.
From The Standard:
BBC Three magician Damien O'Brien suggested the Mr Haider may have been previously hypnotised by the man to implant "trigger" words into his subconscious, suggesting the suspect had visited the shop in advance.
In 2008, I posted about a similar thief in Italy.