A Facebook album showing career criminals enjoying the high life serves to show their “complete and utter contempt for the law", according to police.
Cousins Jamie and Aaron Corkovic are now behind bars after making off with more than £90,000 from a Morrision’s cash delivery driver.
They were sentenced to 13 years each for robbery and blackmail and their accomplice, Lee Waring, was handed 12 years in prison for his role in the robbery.
An unusual pose: Jamie puts two fingers up for the camera whilst standing on a BMW and an Audi with foreign number plates
The trio ambushed the driver in Whitefield, Manchester, after an early morning raid in March this year.
They blugeoned the guard over the head with a sledgehammer, in an attack which would have seriously injured the driver had he not been wearing a helmet.
After making off with the cash, the three men then attacked several members of the public, hijacking their cars in a bid to escape police.
The cousins posted pictures of themselves posing on expensive motorbikes
All three offenders were subsequently arrested and stolen money recovered.
Detective Constable Richard Castley said the outcome “is the result of a significant investigation by GMP's Robbery Unit in to those intent on planning and executing high value robberies, in a sophisticated manner, where victims are left feeling terrified.
"The offenders in this case have shown that they were willing to use violence to get what they wanted and I hope that this result sends a clear message to how seriously GMP takes offences of this nature."