Selman Yunusov, 47, from Moscow, tried to steal Blanche eau de toilette from the BYREDO brand in the “Metropolis” department store in northwest Moscow, threatening to detonate a bomb with his hand.
The police, who arrived at the store immediately, had to evacuate all its visitors and arrest the criminal.
However, it later turned out that the alarm was false and the bomb was deceptive, and the unlucky robber at the police station confessed that he had committed the theft because the smell of perfume had “roiled his mind”.
While the psychiatrist, Mila Kritova, said in an interview with the newspaper “Gazeta.ru” that the fragrance is not marketed as any particularly exciting and seductive product.
It seems that the perfume, according to the doctor, caught the attention of the thief with its expensive brand. The thief did not fall victim to the intoxicating smell of perfume that “taken his mind”, as he says, but decided to present a luxurious gift to his beloved on New Year’s Day.