Smirking baby faced robbery gang celebrate in stolen car

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These shameful pictures show a teenage yob and his gang posing for selfies in an OAP's stolen motability car.

Lennon Lowry – who can now be pictured for the first time – and two friends took the Nissan X-Trail in a cruel burglary from a Wirral woman who cares for her elderly mum.

Within hours of the raid, it had been filled with stolen petrol and fitted with stolen licence plates, ready for a terrifying robbery.

Lowry, then 17, Callum Carr, 22, and Jack O'Connor, 18, smoked and made hand gestures as they sat in the car and on its roof.

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A disgraceful video later showed Lowry – wearing latex gloves – at the wheel, as Carr asked: "Who are we going to rob today boys?"

Lennon Lowry (left), Jack O'Connor (centre) and Callum Carr (right) in the Motability car they stole from an OAP's home

The laughing gang were joined by Carr's brother, Lewis Carr, 18, when they robbed a 16-year-old boy of an iPhone he was given for his birthday.

Lowry then shot through red lights to escape police, but officers used a stop stick to puncture two of the Nissan's tyres and rammed it off the road.

The Carr brothers and O'Connor were locked up in March, but Lowry wasn't sentenced until now – meaning the ECHO can finally reveal his face.

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Liverpool Crown Court heard Lowry, 18, of Burns Avenue, Wallasey, has 26 convictions for 62 offences, dating back to when he was just 12.

The scene on Islington, Liverpool City Centre

The Nissan was taken when his gang crept into the home in Rivington Road, Wallasey, as the woman and her 89-year-old mum slept, on August 21 last year.

Shortly after the 5am raid, Lowry drove the car through the Wallasey Tunnel to a Shell garage on Scotland Road, where O'Connor stole £31 of petrol.

They were later joined by Lewis Carr, then headed to Woodland Road, Upton, where they robbed the boy, at around 10.30pm.

After repeatedly asking to use the boy's phone and promising he wouldn't steal it, Lowry took it, laughed and said: "See you later."

Jack O'Connor (left), Lennon Lowry (centre) and Callum Carr (right) posed with the stolen car

He drove off but then stopped and demanded the password, while a masked passenger got out to intimidate the victim, as Lowry tried to wipe the device.

Gerald Baxter, prosecuting, said the passenger said "put it in or I will stab you" and pointed his hand in his jacket pocket, as if he had a knife.

The frightened boy struggled to enter his password and heard another yob shout "get him in the car", before two other masked passengers got out and surrounded him, until he managed to do it.

The "scared and angry" victim described how he felt powerless and was now more wary of people.

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Police spotted the Nissan and tracked it through the Birkenhead tunnel to Islington, where they chased the car at high speed.

Lowry drove through two sets of red lights, collided with one police car, then smashed into another police vehicle when officers boxed him in.

He climbed into the back seat and was arrested with O'Connor, but the Carr brothers fled and hid in undergrowth until police dogs arrived.

When interviewed, Lowry claimed he was at his mum's house during the burglary and was picked up in the car shortly before the chase.

L-R Callum Carr, Lewis Carr and Jack O'Connor, who robbed a schoolboy in Wirral

However, the incriminating photos and videos were discovered on his and Callum Carr's phones, which exposed his lies.

On the video two unknown males can also be seen in the car, who have been blurred at the request of police while investigations continue.

The OAP now wants to leave her home of 50 years because she is so afraid and the family invested £500 in a CCTV system.

Her daughter's handbag was also taken, containing a gold watch given to her by her own daughter for her 60th birthday, and three coats in the car.

Callum Carr (left) and Jack O'Connor (right) sit on the roof of the stolen Motability car

She lost her blue badge, driving licence, glasses and bank cards, one which was used at McDonalds.

Lowry admitted burglary, theft, making off without payment, robbery and dangerous driving.

His criminal record includes 30 offences of theft, multiple assaults, an armed robbery, burglary and possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

He also has multiple convictions for taking vehicles without consent and was subject to a Youth Rehabilitation Order at the time.

Andrew McInnes, defending, said his client had served nine months on remand, the equivalent of an 18-month sentence, and urged the judge to spare him jail.

He accepted he had an "awful record for someone of his age", but said: "He is a young man with some significant issues: Educational needs, ADHD, he went into care as a teen, was 'a looked after child', had a lack of structure, a lack of attention, and certainly, within both of the reports your honour has seen, [showed] immaturity, but also the likelihood is he's easily influenced by those who are more sophisticated."

Mr McInnes said his client, whose girlfriend was willing to give him a place to stay, claimed he didn't know threats would be used in the robbery.

Lennon Lowry (left) and Callum Carr (right) in the Motability car they stole from an OAP's home

The judge, Recorder Matthew Corbett-Jones, said Lowry had laughed at the robbery victim.

He said: "I've seen selfie style photos taken on your phone and that of Callum Carr which show you, Callum Carr and Jack O'Connor relaxing, smoking and sitting in and on the roof of the vehicle, making finger gestures towards the camera, smiling and generally congratulating yourselves.

"Callum Carr recorded a video while being driven in the vehicle, in which he could be heard saying 'who are we going to rob today boys?'

"You were the driver of the vehicle at that time and that's exactly what happened later that day."

Lennon Lowry, 18, of Burns Avenue, Wallasey

The judge said Lowry twice collided with police cars, causing "extensive damage" to one force car and the Nissan.

He said the burglary had a "profound effect" on the woman and her mum, who were grieving after the death of their dad and husband respectively.

Recorder Corbett-Jones said: "You should be deeply ashamed of the unnecessary pain you caused those two ladies."

He said the robbery victim was clearly a "rather brave" boy, but he too was scared and now "mistrustful" of others.

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The judge accepted there was a potential for Lowry to be influenced by "more sophisticated offenders".

But he said: "I do bear in mind the photos and video recordings, which clearly demonstrate your full cooperation and enjoyment in participating in what you were doing on this occasion."

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He sentenced him to two and a half years in a young offenders institution and banned him from driving for 33 months.

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