2 men and 1 woman arrested for loanshark harassment in Bedok and Tampines

Two men, aged 23 and 28, and one woman, aged 20, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in two separate cases of loanshark harassment.

On May 7, the police were alerted to an incident where the door of a residential unit along Bedok South Avenue 3 was splashed with paint.

Residential unit along Bedok South Avenue 3. PHOTO: SPF

Officers established the identities of the man and woman involved and they were arrested on May 9.

Preliminary investigations revealed that they are believed to be involved in another case of loanshark harassment at Tampines Street 45.

Two mobile phones were seized as case exhibits.

The police were alerted to another case of loanshark harssment on May 8 where the gate of a residential unit along Tampines Avenue 9 was secured with a bicycle lock and a debtor's note was left behind.


The note reads: "F*** you faster pay money or not I'll burn ur house."

Residential unit along Tampines Avenue 9. PHOTO: SPF

Officers established the identity of the man involved and arrested him on May 9.

One mobile phone was seized as a case exhibit.

All three will be charged in court on Thursday (May 11).

Under the Moneylenders Act, first-time offenders can be fined between $5,000 and $50,000 with mandatory jail time of up to five years and up to six strokes of the cane.

"The police have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities," the police said in a statement said.

"Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruption to public safety and security, will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law."

Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not to work with or assist them in any way. Call the police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if you suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in loansharking activities.