Nov 11, 2013 at 07:04am IST

Watch a master pickpocket reveal the tricks of his trade

Professional pickpocket Apollo Robbins demonstrates some of his techniques on writer Adam Green. In magic circles, Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military study his methods for what they reveal about the nature of human attention, says a New Yorker story profiling his spectacular thefts. Watch the master in action.