Debtor's note and red paint splashed at Pasir Ris flat, man arrested

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Monday (July 17) for loanshark harassment after a flat at Pasir Ris Drive 6 was found splashed with red paint.

A debtor's note was also left behind at the residential unit.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the man's identity and arrested him.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is allegedly involved in another case of loanshark harassment.

One mobile phone and one notebook were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on Tuesday under the Moneylenders Act 2008.

First-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment face up to five years in jail, a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, and caning of up to six strokes.

The police said they have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities, adding: "Those who deliberately 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 loan sharks and not to work with or assist them in any way. You can 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.