Two brothers who carried out a string of robberies have each been jailed for three-and-ahalfyears after being frogmarched to a police station by their mother.
The pair stole hundreds of pounds in a series of till snatches but gave themselves up when their mother discovered the crime spree.
Robbers Jason and Nicholas Ferryman, aged 33 and 35, were escorted to the police station after their mother Millie Ferryman- Davies learnt of the crimes.
The first three police stations they visited were closed and when they finally found a police station which was open, they had to wait an hour to speak to a policeman.
The duo appeared at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court for sentence after pleading guilty to multiple robbery and burglary charges at an earlier hearing.
They carried out raids on off licences, supermarkets and bookmakers across Manchester.
In one attempted robbery they were caught on CCTV attempting to karate-kick their way through a security screen while trying to rob a bookmakers.
The court heard the Ferrymans had resorted to crime to feed drug habits.