3 men arrested for suspected involvement in loanshark harassment in Ang Mo Kio

The police have arrested three men, aged between 37 and 52, for their alleged involvement in two separated cases of loanshark harassment. 

In the first case which happened on Tuesday (Jan 16), the police were alerted to loanshark harassment activities at the carpark near Block 614 Yishun Street 61.

Four vehicles were splashed with paint and debtor’s notes were placed on the vehicles. 

Officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division managed to establish the identities of the suspects after extensive ground enquiries and reviewing footages from the Police cameras (POLCAMs).

A 37-year-old man was subsequently arrested on Wednesday (Jan 17), while another man, also 37, is assisting the police with investigations. 

In a separate case on Wednesday, the police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment at Block 231, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3.

Paint was splashed on a resident’s door, and the writings scrawled on the wall. 

Ang Mo Kio Police Division officers established the identity of two suspects, one aged 37, while the other 52, after investigations. 

The 52-year-old suspect was arrested on the same day.

Investigations against the other suspect are ongoing. 

Both suspects are believed to be behind other loanshark harassment cases at Serangoon, Edgefield Walk, Jalan Kayu and Yishun estates. 

The two were charged in court on Thursday (Jan 18).

Under the Moneylenders Act, first-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment shall be fined to $50,000, and jailed up to 5 years, with six strokes of the cane.