Bur­glar’s a silly fuel!

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A BUR­GLAR was nicked af­ter his get­away car ran out of PETROL.

Dumb Danny Ste­wart ran to a nearby Tesco to fill up a jerry can — where he was caught on CCTV.

A mem­ber of staff also recog­nised him as hav­ing pre­vi­ously worked at a car valet­ing firm nearby and told po­lice.

Ste­wart, 19, was then spot­ted with four oth­ers and swag from the house they’d bur­gled fill­ing up his Re­nault Clio.

The bungling fool had even gone look­ing for cash to pay for the petrol, tak­ing 50p from a drunk man by a phone box.

In all the gang nicked items worth £6,600 and caused £920 worth of dam­age, Southend Crown Court heard.

Ste­wart, from Leigh-onSea, Es­sex, de­nied bur­glary but was found guilty. He was bailed for sen­tenc­ing in Oc­to­ber.

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