Charged with stealing Bentley

Charged with stealing Bentley
Voon Kok Chuan leaving the Ipoh magistrate's court after being charged.

IPOH - A 30-year-old woodcutter was charged yesterday with stealing a RM800,000 (S$317,000) Bentley, breaking into a house and attempted murder.

Voon Kok Chuan, who was charged in two separate magistrate's courts here, is also facing an alternative charge of possessing the stolen Bentley. He claimed trial to all charges.

Magistrate Nur Melati Diana Abdul Wahab fixed bail at RM8,000 in one surety and mention on Oct 23 for the charges of stealing and possessing the Bentley and breaking into a house.

Magistrate Suhaima Mohd Nor set bail at RM8,000 (S$3,170) in one surety and fixed Oct 31 for mention for the attempted murder charge.

Voon, of Taman Seri Berjaya here, was accused of breaking into the house of Foo Kok Leang at No. 6, Jalan Watson here at 4am on Sept 6 and stealing a set of house keys, a Honda car key as well as the Bentley and its key.

He was charged under Section 457 of the Penal Code for breaking into the house and theft. For the second charge, Voon was aacused of stealing the car at the same date and time. For the alternative charge, he was allgeged to have kept the stolen Bentley at a car workshop in Menglembu on Sept 6 at 3pm.

For this offence, he was charged under Section 411 of the Penal Code for possessing a stolen car, and faces up to five years' jail and fine.

For the fourth charge, Voon was alleged to have driven the Bentley in a dangerous manner, with the intention to cause Foo's death, on Sept 6, at about 4am.

He was charged under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.

He is liable for 10 years in jail and fine, if found guilty.

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