Man, 33, arrested after splashing red and black paint on front door and gate in Tampines

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment, the police said in a statement on Sunday (June 25).

The police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment on June 17 at a residential unit along Tampines Street 22.

The unit's front door and metal gate were splashed with red and black paint.

Officers established the identity of the man and arrested him on June 24.

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

First-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment will be fined between $5,000 and $50,000 and given up to five years' jail and up to six strokes of the cane.

The police said they have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities.

"Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruption to public safety, peace and security will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law," they said.

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 illegal loansharking activities.