𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐲 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝟏𝟗𝟖𝟓?
𝑱𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒚 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒑 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒚𝒄𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒑 𝑪𝒉𝒐𝒓 𝑬𝒆’𝒔 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔𝒐𝒏.
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The executive director of Ban Hin Lee bank Mr Jimmy Yeap Leong Aun was shot dead on 25 October 1985 during a kidnap attempt by six men, four of whom were armed with pistols. One of the gunmen also died in the shootout which ensued after he and his accomplices failed to abduct Mr Yeap.
Mr Yeap, 36, who was shot twice in the chest -- one bullet piercing his heart -- died shortly on admission to the Penang Medical Centre, a short distance away from the scene. Jimmy was being driven to his office in Lebuh Pantai. However, on arrival at the Cantonment Road and Persiaran Gurney Traffic Intersection, a blue Volvo heading from the opposite direction cut into the path of Mr Yeap’s car. Sensing trouble, Yeap’s driver tried to reverse the car but was blocked by another Volvo.
Two men dashed out from the car in front and one of them threatened the driver with a gun while three others got out from the rear car. A shootout ensued.
The Jalan Pemenang (formerly part of Jalan Cantonment) and Persiaran Gurney traffic intersection where the shootout took place.
Mr Yeap, who was in the back seat and armed with a .38 special, fired several shots and was believed to have hit one of the assailants. In the shootout, two shots hit Mr Yeap in the chest while several bullets lodged in the rear portion of his Jaguar and pierced the car’s roof. According to eyewitnesses, Mr Yeap resisted tenaciously when his assailants tried to drag him out of the car.
A contact print of Jimmy Yeap in the back seat of the car. Visit the following link: https://cyleow.blogspot.com/2011/02/paparazzi-tale.html
Jimmy Yeap was the second grandson of Yeap Chor Ee. Legend has it that Yeap got his personal pistol not long before the incident. After he got the gun he dismissed his bodyguards. According to the police, Yeap was using a .38 Smith and Wesson Special.