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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Galina Korzhova, Russian Bank Robber, Hypnotizes Tellers

MOSCOW, Russia -- Bank robbers have threatened tellers with knives, shot their way into banks and tunnelled up into vaults. But one woman in southern Russia chose a more peaceful method: Police say Galina Korzhova hypnotised a bank teller into handing over tens of thousands of dollars in what is believed to be just one in a series of daring, if non-violent, bank robberies.

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