Man, 26, arrested after splashing CCK flat's gate with paint, scribbling graffiti on walls

A 26-year-old man was arrested after black and yellow paint was found splashed onto the gate of a unit at Choa Chu Kang Crescent.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment on Dec 20. The walls beside the residential unit were also scribbled with loanshark-related graffiti.

Part of the graffiti reads: "This is only the beginning if you want to run."

Officers established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man was also allegedly involved in two other cases of loanshark harassments.

He will be charged in court on Dec 22 under the Moneylenders Act.

First-time offenders faces a fine of between $5,000 and $50,000, up to five years' jail, and up to six strokes of the cane.

"The police have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities," the police said.

"Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruptions 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 loansharks and not to work with or assist them in any way.

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.