A jobless man tried to rob a bank while armed with fake bombs, a court heard yesterday. Ng Kwok-leung, 27, faces four charges: attempted robbery, possession of simulated bombs, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of an offensive weapon. The court heard he attempted to rob the Kennedy Town branch of Standard Chartered Bank on Saturday afternoon while armed with two fake bombs, an air pistol and a 28cm-long knife. According to the charges, one of the imitation bombs was a plastic box containing match heads and a gas cylinder, with an electronic clock attached to the outside. Another consisted of 10 plastic tubes stuffed with match heads and nails, and an alarm clock. Western Magistrate Kwok Wai-kin ordered that Ng be remanded in custody. The case was adjourned to Monday pending further police inquiries. No pleas were taken.