A shoplifting ‘menace’ has been jailed and banned from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations. 

Over the course of a month 42-year-old Jolene White terrorised shops including Oliver Bonas and Boots. 

White, of Ashley Road, Finsbury Park, admitted nine counts of theft, one count of assault and a public order offence. 

She was jailed for 16 weeks and banned from the stations for three years. 

Ham & High: Jolene WhiteJolene White (Image: BTP)On December 28 last year she was stopped by security at Boots in St Pancras with a haul of goods, British Transport Police said.

When challenged she punched the security guard and ran away. 

Three days later she was spotted at the same store and ran away when staff tried to stop her. 

On New Year’s Day she was seen at Oliver Bonas in the same station. 

A member of staff spotted her shoplifting and White then threatened to kill the staff member if they prevented her from stealing. 

She left with £258 worth of goods. 

Two days later White was back at the same store. 

This time she took £110 worth of items before being arrested. 

She was released on bail but just two days later she returned to Oliver Bonas for a third time, stole £119.50 worth of items and was arrested again. 

Then on January 10 White decided to go to Oliver Bonas at Kings Cross instead, leaving with £133.50 worth of goods. 

Two days after that she was caught in the act of stealing from the same store by plain clothes officers. 

Her bail conditions banned her from entering St Pancras but on January 30 she 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 twice. 

The following day she returned to the store and shoplifted items worth almost £100. 

On March 7 she was jailed for 16 weeks at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. 

Investigating officer Detective Constable 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.”