The police have arrested a 32-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.
On 14 July 2020 at about 6.15am, the police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment where the door and gate of a residential unit along Clementi West Street 2 were splashed with paint and a debtor’s note was left behind.
Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 16 July 2020. Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is believed to be involved in several other cases of loanshark harassment island wide.
The man will be charged in court on 18 July 2020 under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010). For first time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000, and a mandatory imprisonment of up to 5 years and mandatory caning of up to 6 strokes.
The police have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruptions to public safety, peace and security, will be arrested and dealt with severely in accordance with the law.
Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not work with or assist the loansharks in any way. The public can call the Police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if they suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in loansharking activities.
Source: Singapore Police Force