Manchester robbers caught posing with photos of their stolen goods
IDIOTS of the Day are Manchester thieves James Robinson, 17, Joseph Mahoney, 16 (pictured), and Jacob Lynch, 16, who having robbed a Texaco garage with an imitation gun of £1,000 worth of cash and ciggies posed for photos with their swag.
Before the crime, the trio had scoped out the shop – an buy some fizzy drinks. When they returned to the garage on Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester, they had turned their clothes inside out, by way of a disguise. Only it meant that the CCTV video recorded the make of their gear. They then tried to set fire to some clothing and caught a taxi home. When police went round to see the teenagers they found the phone and the photos.
At Manchester Crown Court, the dangerously stupid threesome were sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders’ institution.