Apollo Robbins, professional pickpocket

The New Yorker:

In the January 7th issue of the magazine, Adam Green profiles the pickpocket Apollo Robbins. In this video, Apollo demonstrates some of his tricks and techniques, using Green as his victim.

Amazing to see Robbins work. You can see more of his pickpocketing on Youtube.

  • That’s awesome!

  • It is unbelievable! So well explained!

    • Yeah – even when you know what he’s going to do ahead of time, I still had to scroll back and forth and freeze frame to see him actually do it! 🙂

      His explanation of how he gets and directs people’s attention is really interesting too.

  • Buckeyestar

    Why would you ever let a stranger touch you thus way?

    • LOL If you watch the video, he explains how he gets into your space. That being said, I’ve heard other interviews with him where he says he can tell when someone doesn’t want to “play along” and he just bypasses those people.

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  • Nikos

    Apollo is a brillaint magician too. His coin and card work are superb.