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Foreigners arrested for hypnosis robbery

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 27 2010   /  08:59 am

As reports abound of people being lulled, allegedly through a mass-hypnosis technique, to hand valuables or cash to strangers, police arrested suspects after they viewed CCTV footage from a supermarket in Lampung, which caught robbers in the act.“Thanks to the recording, we managed to identify and arrest [the suspects],” Jakarta Police Crime and Violence Division chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Nico Afinta said Thursday. “We also confiscated the clothing they wore when committing their offense as seen in the footage,”
Nico said. The CCTV recording was first broadcast by television on Wed-nesday after it had spread on the Internet. The footage shows two men in dark-colored shirts and two women wearing head scarfs who, without force, took money from the cash drawer in front of the cashiers and other shopkeepers at a minimarket.The footage is reportedly from the minimarket’s CCTV in Band...