A SERIAL shoplifter has been jailed for 18 weeks by Portsmouth magistrates.
Jay McKnight, of Fawcett Road, Southsea, admitted a string of thefts from shops in Southsea and Fareham.
Magistrates in Portsmouth sent him to prison for 126 days for the crimes.
He stole steaks and washing detergent worth a total of more than £80 in two thefts from a Southsea Co-op on two separate occasions.
The first took place on May 12 and the second on May 30.
But then McKnight went on to steal from two other convenience stores.
The 32-year-old then targeted the One Stop in White Hart Lane, Fareham, on June 29.
There he stole washing liquids.
And he then went on to steal steaks from the Co-op in Elm Grove, Portsmouth, on August 5.