Evanston police report five instances of retail theft and six stolen bicycles in the latest crime bulletin.

And somebody neglected to return a truck to the U-Haul on Dempster.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Last week, I witnessed a new vagrant steal from Peet’s in the morning, and Whole Foods in the evening.

    I provided a picture of him and exact times of day that the robberies occurred. I encouraged police and city officials to retrieve video footage from Whole Foods entrance at the exact time the vagrant walked out. The vagrant (male) was wearing nice new clothes, shoes, perky ponytail.

    When I alerted employees at both of these stores, they were clearly afraid to do anything because our city will not support them in getting these non-Evanston bad actors off our streets.

    Apparently, we all have the right to go into any Evanston store, take merchandise off the shelf and walk out. This offers a boost to my personal finances!. Apparently, I can spend my money on other things rather than paying evanston business owners for their products.

    Warning: don’t use a plastic bag to remove the stolen items. That’s a violation of Evanston rules.

    Thank you to the woke visionaries running out declining city. .

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