Apollo Robbins Demonstrates the Technique of a Master Pickpocket | The New Yorker

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Apollo Robbins demonstrates some of the tricks and techniques of a theatrical pickpocket.

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  • Shreyas Pandalai

    Shreyas Pandalai

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Instruction unclear. Did time.

  • Penguin San

    Penguin San

    4 dögum síðan

    moral of the vdo: needs a lot of practice for a misdeed
    so just give up

  • Default


    5 dögum síðan

    I dont know but everytime they look at each others eyes here 4:58 they look like their about to kiss especially with the background music

  • awsumsum


    7 dögum síðan

    Hey! Wait a mintute, where is my ....

  • Mark Caro

    Mark Caro

    7 dögum síðan

    an ex gf would steal your heart without opening your chest

  • John Helms

    John Helms

    7 dögum síðan


  • Jadiel Lima

    Jadiel Lima

    7 dögum síðan

    Use Rogue's Den outfit and dodgy necklace to max profit per hour

  • Master Roshi

    Master Roshi

    10 dögum síðan

    So much fuckin ASMR I love it

  • Ainsley Harriott

    Ainsley Harriott

    10 dögum síðan

    This only works on people with zero situational awareness

  • Gregarro Inalidadavich

    Gregarro Inalidadavich

    11 dögum síðan

    “I also got some sugar packets or something” holds up a bag of coke

  • HaaDoouken


    11 dögum síðan

    If he was black…

  • The Golden Phoenix

    The Golden Phoenix

    11 dögum síðan

    This is so satisfying to watch

  • David


    11 dögum síðan

    *Laughs in social distancing*

  • Swarley Stinson

    Swarley Stinson

    12 dögum síðan

    *I was thinking about changing my career and this popped in my suggestion. Sign of the Universe?*

  • Sushrut Shukla

    Sushrut Shukla

    13 dögum síðan

    Well even after 8 years
    He can't defeat my classmates

  • Raihan Octa Ramadhan

    Raihan Octa Ramadhan

    13 dögum síðan

    Robber : Good tricks

  • Rovers Thierry

    Rovers Thierry

    13 dögum síðan

    He needs to teach plankton how to successfully steal the secret recipe

  • Jay Me

    Jay Me

    14 dögum síðan

    Definitely exposed his cocaine habit at the end "sugar packets"

  • Luffy Gemma66

    Luffy Gemma66

    15 dögum síðan

    Kazuma is the master

  • Joe Erotic

    Joe Erotic

    15 dögum síðan

    Wish they did this with a white background.

  • Ashwini Kumar

    Ashwini Kumar

    16 dögum síðan


  • Emmanuel Godwin

    Emmanuel Godwin

    16 dögum síðan

    *proceeds to actually steal the man's watch, wallet and phone before leaving the set

  • diegos69


    18 dögum síðan

    Man this guy can steal even yoir wife!

  • Just a bit of Junkie

    Just a bit of Junkie

    18 dögum síðan

    It's all bollocks, but whatever. No real pickpocket has ever used these techniques. This is just theatre.

  • john mazuera

    john mazuera

    18 dögum síðan

    Sure stranger go ahead and touch me all over

  • Sir Sir

    Sir Sir

    19 dögum síðan

    Bet the interviewer throughly checked himself after the interview.

  • Plutonic Games

    Plutonic Games

    19 dögum síðan

    Theme of this video: Check your pockets after someone runs into you.

  • lightly_seasoned


    20 dögum síðan

    Everybody gangsta till he gets the Perfect Touch perk and steals all of your clothes

  • El Rashito

    El Rashito

    20 dögum síðan

    Well those rich neighborhoods didn’t want me around before now they better be ready cus I’m coming back

  • JBOM9000


    20 dögum síðan

    I don’t buy it

  • solairehimself


    20 dögum síðan

    With a name like Apollo, you can do anything.

  • V B

    V B

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Covid era. Jobless people. This is what people need 🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Noah Duncan

    Noah Duncan

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Alternate title: ASMR

  • JoneS SenoJ

    JoneS SenoJ

    21 degi síðan síðan

    That is why my watch is £9.99 Casio 😊

  • Tom Gonzales

    Tom Gonzales

    22 dögum síðan

    skyrim - pickpocket 100

  • robert kovacs

    robert kovacs

    22 dögum síðan

    Crack the goof in the head if he gets close to you, no need to worry after that

  • Washington Kilasara

    Washington Kilasara

    23 dögum síðan

    It seems that the solution to protecting yourself against a pickpocket is to avoid letting them touch you 🤔

  • Ash


    23 dögum síðan

    Suddenly it doesn't seem so unrealistic that I can rip the armor off a guard and walk in front of them wearing their helmet with a whiterun shield

  • Pedro Isnard

    Pedro Isnard

    23 dögum síðan

    Thank you, now i can make money on streets

  • LALMCGatorsfan


    23 dögum síðan

    Gangs of New York. Leo don't run into me lady.

  • Gerald Daclag

    Gerald Daclag

    24 dögum síðan

    A lot of pickpockets approaching

  • Zinal Zinal

    Zinal Zinal

    24 dögum síðan

    Moral of the story : never let strangers too close to you

  • Nuba Mosso

    Nuba Mosso

    24 dögum síðan

    Pickpocket newbies : aaaa.. Nice tips

  • Akil Prince

    Akil Prince

    24 dögum síðan

    I lost my teeth trying this trick

  • Muhammed Asghar

    Muhammed Asghar

    25 dögum síðan

    A pickpocket named Apollo *ROBBINS*

  • Pookie Bandz

    Pookie Bandz

    25 dögum síðan

    I feel like he’d be good at wing chun.

  • Priscilla & Luis Bueno

    Priscilla & Luis Bueno

    25 dögum síðan

    So this is what Eric Mathews (playswithsquirrels) is up to now! 🌎 🐿

  • CMDRFandragon


    26 dögum síðan

    Now lets go see him steal a car while someone is driving.

  • Porphyrogenitus


    26 dögum síðan

    If anyone turns your hand while in a handshake…maybe be suspicious.

  • ManOzzY


    26 dögum síðan

    Why would you let anyone approach you so much and then put his hands on you?
    The moment someone remotely suspicious breaks the half meter radius and lifts his hands on me, there is a good chance that he will find his teeth missing.
    I am a little magician myself you know!

  • D


    27 dögum síðan

    This video is cool, thanks microchip

  • Pancake


    27 dögum síðan

    which songs were used in the video?

  • Crypto Zombie

    Crypto Zombie

    27 dögum síðan

    Husband change his password and I feel that he is hiding something for me, and it's has a face ID, But after I was recommended to *DANTECHIES* By my cousin, he give me full access into my iPhone..

  • Crypto Zombie

    Crypto Zombie

    27 dögum síðan

    Husband change his password and I feel that he is hiding something for me, and it's has a face ID, But after I was recommended to *DANTECHIES* By my cousin, he give me full access into my iPhone..

  • William


    28 dögum síðan

    Who lets a stranger come that close, put their hands on their shoulders, back and forth, over and over again, etc.? Or is this merely for stage tricks?

    • Ainsley Harriott

      Ainsley Harriott

      10 dögum síðan

      I would be throat punching someone as they get less than 1 meter away

    • xrayban2


      28 dögum síðan

      In crowds ? The things we used to encounter some months ago.

  • El Jefe

    El Jefe

    28 dögum síðan

    I came here to comment that I've seen this on my list for months but I still haven't seen it yet , not even now

  • Capt Hitmarkah

    Capt Hitmarkah

    28 dögum síðan

    Who let's someone on the street touch them like this???

  • Jj Ss

    Jj Ss

    28 dögum síðan

    Why would you let anyone get this close to you. If a stranger(or someone I just met) gets within arms length of me I am instantly aware and back up a bit and there’s no way I’m going to let your hands touch me except for that single handshake and that only requires one hand so if your other hand starts moving to me that’s a big red flag. Idk maybe I’m overly paranoid.

  • mat one

    mat one

    29 dögum síðan

    Apollo robbin’

  • Wiesda Naweer

    Wiesda Naweer

    29 dögum síðan

    Hey, I got your nose.
    - Ah my grandpa used that on me when I was a kid.
    No seriously, I got your nose 👃

  • Marcellian


    29 dögum síðan

    Now if you can help me trick my student loan collectors into thinking I already paid them....

  • Naldomuzik


    29 dögum síðan

    Hey Ferb i know what we're gonna do today

  • Monke Bruh

    Monke Bruh

    29 dögum síðan

    He’s actually stealing 6 minutes of your life

  • mdo686


    29 dögum síðan

    This is why I don't let strangers grope me in public.

  • Mr. Malego

    Mr. Malego

    29 dögum síðan

    Чего блять?

  • Rose Willing

    Rose Willing

    Mánuði síðan

    FOR=GUIDANCE=AND=INVESTMENT w••h••a••t••s••a••p••p
    +1 °°3 °°0°° 4 °° 8 °°0 °°5°° 6°° 3°° 0°°2

  • Silver And Gems

    Silver And Gems

    Mánuði síðan

    At the end with the sugar packets-
    “That’s the family fortune”

  • Lohit Aryan

    Lohit Aryan

    Mánuði síðan

    Google and other tech companies- AMATEUR.

  • Thomemes 4

    Thomemes 4

    Mánuði síðan

    I stole your time by reading this comment

  • Matthijs N

    Matthijs N

    Mánuði síðan

    Why are criminals being glorified here?

  • Neland Duncan

    Neland Duncan

    Mánuði síðan

    I love to think I’m smarter than this, but let’s be real, this guy could rob me blind in seconds and I’d never know.

  • Michael Coulombe

    Michael Coulombe

    Mánuði síðan

    Anyone else noticed the dudes zipper was down?

  • Viyan A

    Viyan A

    Mánuði síðan

    Me who has a strand of hair in my pocket

    Laughs in poor

  • Danil McQuillin

    Danil McQuillin

    Mánuði síðan

    Did this video almost put anyone else to sleep?

  • Neva' eh's Natas

    Neva' eh's Natas

    Mánuði síðan

    Let’s see him steal my gun....🤔 I have a back up firearm.

  • nelsanity tv

    nelsanity tv

    Mánuði síðan

    Criminals around the world: finally, my prayer is answered

  • SkyFlyPie


    Mánuði síðan

    The real trick was he steal my time with this video.

  • Daniel Hicks

    Daniel Hicks

    Mánuði síðan

    This is like watching Wall Street as a human being

  • Nathan Jay

    Nathan Jay

    Mánuði síðan

    When people ask why I like clasp watches: can't open the loop.

  • FM


    Mánuði síðan

    5.2 million people trying to learn how to steal

  • Juan L

    Juan L

    Mánuði síðan

    How can you trust a man with " Rob " in his name

  • Giuseppe Perri

    Giuseppe Perri

    Mánuði síðan

    Ciao algoritmo

  • Titas Naginskas

    Titas Naginskas

    Mánuði síðan

    3:47 This is when a pickpoketing fails because you get punched in the face;D

  • swtpete swtpete

    swtpete swtpete

    Mánuði síðan

    The million dollar question.. Other than entertainment value and Street Magic, can Apollo's skills be applied usefully in society??

  • tjwright


    Mánuði síðan

    Very impressive, but he had hands all over that guy like a policeman shaking someone down. I would find it hard to believe a person could do all that with a stranger on the street without getting shoved out of someone's personal space along with a big "BACK OFF". Grabbing the guy's jacket and the part where he literally moved his leg, that really reminded me of a pat down. LOL



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    You could imagine how Great of a Shoplifter Apollo was LoL.

  • paulo felipe b braga

    paulo felipe b braga

    Mánuði síðan

    Oooh thanks, now i'll never have to worry about working again!

  • Rom Art

    Rom Art

    Mánuði síðan

    After seeing this video I had to check my surroundings to see if anything was missing since this video itself could be a method to distract me for him to steal

  • Nicholas Ogboghodo

    Nicholas Ogboghodo

    Mánuði síðan

    Imagine this guy pick pocketing you XD

  • Peyman


    Mánuði síðan

    Ok, now I know why you have to wear your watch on your left hand

  • DJ Hawaiian Joe

    DJ Hawaiian Joe

    Mánuði síðan

    I steal all the time. Steal the stars out the sky and put them in your eyes! Boom!!!!!

  • LeLem **

    LeLem **

    Mánuði síðan

    The filthy condition neurally knock because dance histopathologically miss during a new shirt. bright, glib dancer

  • mybigbackyard


    Mánuði síðan

    5:05 While your focus is here :D

  • Bax xtab

    Bax xtab

    Mánuði síðan

    If a random person ever bumps into you on the street, instantly check all of your belongings, just btw. If you're in a busy area that's loud and distracting, hands in pockets over your phone and wallet surely helps

  • Luke Nelson

    Luke Nelson

    Mánuði síðan

    Buddys fly was down

  • Priyansh Bharti

    Priyansh Bharti

    Mánuði síðan

    Just as a flex he opened his fly only a little bit, amazing

  • Team seven

    Team seven

    Mánuði síðan

    make long pocket n chain too 100 % safe

  • Man of Media

    Man of Media

    Mánuði síðan

    I got pickpocketed one time, this guy was so good I can't even get mad at him. After I let go of his hand & walked for a few blocks I noticed I was getting cold so I looked down and realized I was completely buttnaked.

    • JmooMison


      27 dögum síðan

      You had us in the first half

    • illumi zoldyck

      illumi zoldyck

      28 dögum síðan


  • Jerry C

    Jerry C

    Mánuði síðan

    The key you let him in your space and contact you lol

  • Draven Rondeau

    Draven Rondeau

    Mánuði síðan

    Me, seeing this video at 2AM
    Yeah, I got time.