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Monday, September 7, 2020

The Gentleman Thief

     Apollo Robbins, a 46-year-old from Las Vegas, is known in the trade as a theatrical pickpocket. Known as "The Gentleman Thief," Robins is considered the best in the world at lifting wallets from people's pockets and purses. He also snatches rings, watches, and even neck jewelry from his "victims."

     Mr. Robins gained national notoriety when entertaining former president Jimmy Carter. During the performance, he acquired the keys to the presidential motorcade by picking the pocket of a Secret Service Agent. The publicity resulted in requests from law enforcement agencies for training in how to catch fraudsters, thieves, and con artists. In 2006, Robbins formed his law enforcement and security consulting firm, Whizmob, Inc. Over the years, he has appeared regularly on television.

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