A HIGH Court judge yesterday sympathised with police investigators after their efforts to convict two men of robbery ended in failure after they jumped bail. Police attempts to convict two other men on lesser charges of handling stolen goods only resulted in short sentences. Mr Justice Sears had just passed sentence on two men, originally charged with robbery, for handling stolen electronic components worth $2.5 million. He said police had put in an enormous amount of work on the case. The judge said one defendant, Fu Yu-chun, had vanished while on bail and another, Sze Ching-kuk, disappeared at an earlier hearing when he learned his bail could be revoked. He sentenced Wang Ming-hsing, 31, to 31/2 years jail and Lo Shue-ming , whose plea to handling was accepted by the Crown at the start of the trial, to 18 months. Acting Senior Crown Counsel Wayne Moultrie said that on the night of January 31 last year a gang broke into Filsonic Industries' warehouse in Kwun Tong. Both defendants admitted they knew of the robbery and assisted in storing the goods.