Man nabbed for loanshark harassment after doors were splashed with red paint in Pasir Ris

A 36-year-old man was arrested for loanshark harassment after the doors of two Pasir Ris flats were splashed with red paint and debtor’s notes were left at the gates.

Last month, Stomp reported a similar case in Chai Chee where the paint was blue. A 33-year-old man was arrested.

In October, a car was splashed with red paint and a debtor’s note was placed on the car window in Marine Parade. A 37-year-old man was arrested.

For the latest case, the police said they were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment along Pasir Ris Street 21 on Friday (Dec 9) at about 3.20pm.

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

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

The man was to be charged in court on Dec 10 under the Moneylenders Act 2008.

For first-time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine of between $5,000 and $50,000, with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years, and mandatory caning of up to six strokes.