Man arrested after Punggol Drive unit found secured with bicycle padlock, debtor note left behind

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment that occurred along Punggol Drive.

The police had received a report on Feb 7 about how a residential unit at Punggol Drive was secured with a bicycle padlock and that a debtor note had been left behind.

The police established the suspect's identity through extensive ground enquiries and arrested him in the vicinity of Republic Avenue on Feb 8.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have committed similar loanshark harassment in the Serangoon area.

The man will be charged in court on today (Feb 9) under the Moneylenders Act.