Another woman nabbed for loanshark harassment in Tampines: Flat splashed with unknown liquid

A 23-year-old woman was arrested for loanshark harassment after a Tampines flat was found splashed with an unknown liquid, with a debtor's note placed on the floor.

The police said they were alerted to the case of loanshark harassment along Tampines Avenue 5 on Saturday (Aug 20).

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the woman's identity and arrested her on the same day.

One mobile phone was seized as a case exhibit.

The woman will be charged in court on Monday (Aug 22). If found guilty of loanshark harassment, she faces a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, and up to five years in jail.

This comes after an 18-year-old woman was arrested and charged in court over a case of loanshark harrassment at Tampines Street 83. A flat had been found splashed with thinner, with a debtor’s note placed on the floor.

In reference to both cases, the police said they have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities.

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

"Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not to work with or assist them 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."

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