She's been known to commandeer the fur coats worth $10k off strangers in clubs, but lightly fingering jewels from an Elle fashion shoot is never a good idea - someone might notice. Especially if you've been banging on about coveting them during said shoot.

According to WENN: "Lohan is at the centre of a London police investigation in connection with the theft of jewellery from a magazine photoshoot. The actress was in the English capital recently, when she posed for an upcoming spread in fashion glossy Elle, according to sources. Website HolyMoly claims the actress kept asking about the gems on loan for the shoot - and then allegedly left with them. An insider tells the website, 'She kept going on about the jewels, asking if she could have them. We all thought she was joking.' The jewellers realised the $45,000 worth of bling was missing after the shoot and contacted magazine bosses, who insisted they had no knowledge of what had become of the gems. The editors and jewellers then spent two weeks trying to get a response from the Mean Girls actress, but she reportedly left the U.K. last week (08Jun09) without getting back to them. According to the website, the matter was handed over to British police late last week (ends12Jun09). This isn't the first time Lohan has been linked with stolen goods - Louis Vuitton bosses reportedly refuse to deal with her anymore after she repeatedly nabbed stuff from their shoots."

A Met Police spokeswoman said: "There have been no arrests at this stage. We will speak to a number of people in connection with the inquiry." Who's up for a wager? What are the bets that the baubles will mysteriously materialise back in the lap of an Elle Magazine rep within the week? That's assuming Lindsay hasn't already hawked the jewelerdeedledeedee for some amphetamine-based substances. Here's an account from the New York Post regarding her weekend antics in the City:

"At the Lower East Side club The Box, Lohan was behaving 'extremely oddly and erratically.' Says our witness: 'She came in at 4:30 a.m. and went to a VIP room, where she immediately climbed a stripper pole. A little later, she walked up to a tall, handsome guy and asked him a question. When he said he didn't know the answer, she lost it and started yelling and cursing and flying around the room. She was not acting normal.' Lohan was again spotted out on Sunday, dancing and singing karaoke. Her rep could not be reached for comment."

Said rep was probably foetal and damp under the desk, earnestly mumbling about making a break for Mexico...