'Better come out settle': Debtor's note found on man loitering outside Woodlands flat, police arrest him

A 21-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment in Woodlands on April 13.

The police were alerted to the case at Woodlands Drive 75, where a man was loitering outside a flat and subsequently was found with a debtor’s note in his possession.

Officers from Woodlands Police Division responded to the call and arrested the man at the scene.

Related paraphernalia including the debtor’s note and a notebook were seized as case exhibits.

The note said: "Better come out settle warring." The last word could be a misspelling of "warning".

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is allegedly involved in other similar cases of loanshark harassment islandwide.

The man was charged in court on April 15 with loanshark harassment, which carries a fine between $5,000 and $50,000 with imprisonment of up to five years and caning of up to six strokes for first-time offenders.

Police advise members of the public to stay away from loansharks and not to work with or assist the loansharks in any way.

If you suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in loansharking activities, you can call the police at 999 or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664.