A judge was 'utterly disgusted' when the officer in charge of a bank robbery case failed to attend the sentencing yesterday. Such incidents hampered the administration of justice, he said. 'This is not the first time a member of the disciplinary forces has not been here,' Mr Justice Mohammed Saied said. 'What sort of discipline would you infer from that? 'Please pass on my utter disgust at such behaviour from a member of the disciplinary forces.' He said tardy officers had bedevilled three of his recent cases. A police spokesman said a full investigation would be conducted and the officer would be disciplined if necessary. Mr Justice Saied's comments came after the officer failed to show at the High Court for the 9.30 am sentencing. Leow Koon-boon, 55, was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to three counts of robbery. The trader committed the crimes out of desperation when prices fluctuated in the market for moose-head parts, putting him in serious debt. His defence barrister, Kumar Ramanathan, said Leow had agreed to sell moose-head parts at one price but was forced to buy at a higher price. Between July 30 and September 3 last year, Leow netted more than $60,000 from three Kowloon branches of Standard Chartered Bank. Mr Ramanathan said he was armed with nothing more than a note.