Evanston police say a pickpocket managed to extract a wallet from a woman’s purse while it was hanging on the back of a restaurant chair Sunday evening.

The incident happened in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue.

Shoplifters stole alcohol from the Jewel-Osco on Howard Street and food from the CVS in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue. And a burglar stole cigarettes from the Walgreens on Dodge Avenue.

Police also report six arrests, including one for battery and another for domestic battery.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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