Apollo Robbins is a master pickpocket, but he uses his skills (as far as I know) in the service of entertainment rather than crime. Probably more lucrative, anyway.
In this video he shows Adam Green how it’s done. As Green says, it’s often a disappointment to reveal the techniques behind magic tricks, but in this case you come away more impressed by the performance than by the result. All magicians are amateur (but highly skilled) neuroscientists.