Two Cambridge men who stole £3,000-worth of fuel from filling stations around the county have each been jailed for three years.
Sean Fowler, 26, of Fallowfield, and James Peyton, of Scotland Road, stole a Volkswagen Golf during a burglary in Chesterton on 12 May, according to police.
Peterborough Crown Court heard that over the course of the next month the pair used the car to steal fuel 28 times from filling stations in Cambridgeshire.
They were caught after officers identified them from CCTV images.
Fowler, pictured left, and Peyton admitted conspiracy to steal and handling stolen goods in connection with the fuel thefts.
They also carried out a burglary on High Street, Chesterton, on 22 June, stealing a Kia Rio. They denied the burglary but were convicted following a trial.
The pair also received driving disqualifications.
Det Con Lisa Bacon, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "Fowler and Peyton were prolific offenders, using a stolen vehicle in nearly 40 offences in the space of a month."