Police said the 36-year-old man used a hammer as a weapon to rob the pharmacy in June last year.

Hatke news, Thief seals robbery with a kiss!

He forced the proprietor to hand over 1,500 euros from the cash register, and before leaving the shop, he gave the pharmacist a kiss on the cheek.

Police were able to identify the suspect -- known for having committed similar crimes -- through witness testimony and images from a video surveillance camera.

It was, however, not known whether the pharmacist was a man or a woman.