Man, 27, arrested for two cases of loanshark harassment, left note threatening to 'burn again'

The 27-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in two cases of loanshark harassment.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment at a residential unit at Marsiling Crescent. 

An unknown liquid, believed to be kerosene, was splashed at the doorway of the unit and a debtor's note was left at the said doorway.

Officers established the identity of the man and arrested him on Thursday (Oct 12).

Preliminary investigations disclosed that the man is allegedly involved in another case of loanshark harassment along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. A debtor's note was seized as a case exhibit.

The man will be charged in court on Oct 13 under the Moneylenders Act 2008.

The offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, up to five years' jail and up to six strokes of the cane for first-time offenders.

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

"Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance or disrupt public safety, peace 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.