A prolific shoplifter has been jailed for 16 weeks, following a British Transport Police investigation.

Jolene White, aged 42, of Ashley Road, N19, was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 7 March after pleading guilty to nine counts of theft, one count of assault and a public order offence.

She was also handed a three year Criminal Behaviour Order preventing her from entering Kings Cross and St Pancras Railway Stations.

The court heard how over the period of just over a month White stole numerous items from stores at Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.

*On Thursday 28 December last year she was stopped by store security after leaving Boots at St Pancras with a haul of goods.

When challenged she punched the security officer and ran off.

*On Saturday 30 December last year, she was again spotted stealing from the same store. When staff attempted to stop her she pushed them away and ran off.

*On Monday 1 January she was challenged by a member of staff at the Oliver Bonas store at St Pancras who had spotted her shoplifting. White threatened to kill the staff member if they prevented her from stealing. She then left the store with £258 worth of goods.

*Two days later on Wednesday 3 January 2023 officers spotted White in the same store shoplifting items worth £110 and was arrested.

*White returned to the store yet again on Friday 5 January and stole items worth £119.50. Staff alerted a BTP officer who again arrested her.

*On Wednesday 10 January, White was again spotted shoplifting, this time from the Oliver Bonas store in Kings Cross, leaving with items totalling £133.50.

*On 12 January 2024 she attempted to steal items from Oliver Bonas but was caught in the act by plain clothes officers and arrested.

*In breach of bail conditions not to enter St Pancras, on Tuesday 30 January, White was seen filling up her bag with items from the Neals Yard store before attempting to leave without paying. When she was challenged by a staff member White punched her twic
*The following day she returned to the store and shoplifted items worth almost £100.

Investigating officer DC Kerri Docherty said: “White is a prolific shop lifter who has targeted retailers at Kings Cross and St Pancras for a number of years. She has caused stress and anxiety to staff who are simply doing their job, repeatedly harassing and threatening them.. No doubt  they will breathe a collective sigh of relief now that she has finally been jailed and issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order.

“It is hoped that the order will prevent her from committing similar offences as she will face serious consequences should she breach it.”

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