A SHOP thief who blighted a town centre has been given a final chance to show she has changed her ways.

Amy Jones was banned from Worthing town centre in August last year.

Police said she had shown “little awareness of the impact her actions have had upon businesses and the community”.

The 28-year-old admitted breaching the banning order three times in March when she was seen in Chatsworth Road, Montague Street and in Poundland.

She appeared before Crawley Magistrates’ Court after admitting eight more shop theft offences between July 7 and September 19.

These included raiding Sainsbury’s in Goring Road for beauty products worth £38.25 on July 7 and Tesco in Littlehampton Road for food worth £118 on July 23.

Then at Orion Parade in Hassocks she stole £200 worth of goods from Budgens on July 31 and £100 worth of meat from the Co-op in Queens Parade, Lancing, on the same day.

On September 1 she stole steak from the Co-op in Goring Road, Worthing worth £5.50. Then over three days from September 17 to 19 she targeted the Co-op in Cricketers Parade, Broadwater, taking £200 worth of meat.

The court heard how she was also found to be abusive at Shoreham station in March.

Jones, of Brighton Road, Worthing, admitted the offences. She faces a deferred sentencing hearing on November 23 for magistrates to decide on her punishment.