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Woman robs shop by hypnotizing owner

A Roma gypsy woman has been detained in Russia's Siberian region on suspicion of hypnotizing a clothes store owner into giving her seven fur coats, RIA Novosti reported.

world Updated: Sep 21, 2012 09:55 IST

A Roma gypsy woman has been detained in Russia's Siberian region on suspicion of hypnotizing a clothes store owner into giving her seven fur coats, RIA Novosti reported.

The incident took place in Omsk city.

"The culprit was looking intently into the eyes of the shop director when she offered to hand the seven coats over to her friend so she could try them on and buy them," police said.

She then left, saying she would bring the coats back the next day. The mink coats were worth some 400,000 rubles ($12,800).

The woman faces fraud charges which could land her in jail for up to six years.