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Man gets jail for attempted robbery using fake pistol
KUALA LUMPUR -- A former bank officer was sentenced to 42 months' jail by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted robbery, using fake pistol and possessing dangerous weapons.
For the first count of attempted robbery, Eugene Khoo Kah Chong was sentenced to 18 months' jail, while for the second count of using fake pistol, he was sentenced to 24 months' jail.
For the third count of possessing dangerous weapons, namely two knives and two taser devices, he was sentenced to three months' jail.
Judge Mahmud Abdullah also ordered Khoo to serve the 18 months' and 24 months' jail consecutively, while the three months' jail, concurrently, from the date of his arrest on March 6.
Khoo, 37, committed the first and second offences on Lau Sim Yoon, 35, a housewife at Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Brickfields, here at about 1pm on March 8.
He also committed the third offence at Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI, Brickfields, at the same time and day.
Deputy public prosecutor Nabilah Ahmad Poad prosecuted, while Khoo was represented by lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh.