Yau Ma Tei

Failed bank robber jailed for 10 years

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 February, 2010, 12:00am

An illegal immigrant who admitted trying to rob a bank with a defective pistol was jailed for 10 years yesterday. The Court of First Instance was told, mainlander Wu Yu-yuan handed a note in Chinese to Wing Lung Bank staff in Yau Ma Tei on April 25 last year, saying: 'Robbery. Take out money. I have bomb.' He fled when staff ignored him. Police later arrested him.