Man, 33, arrested for allegedly splashing red paint onto front door of Punggol flat

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for loanshark harassment after the front door of a residential unit at Sumang Walk was found splashed with red paint.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to the case on Nov 20.

Officers established the identity of the man and arrested him on Nov 29. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is allegedly involved in other similar cases of loanshark harassment.

A motorcycle helmet, a food delivery bag, a T-shirt, two jackets, two pairs of pants and two pairs of footwear were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on Dec 1 under the Moneylenders Act 2008.

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

The police said they have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities, and added that 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 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.