Man arrested for loanshark harassment after splashing yellow paint onto front door of unit in Bedok

A 39-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to a case at a residential unit along Lengkong Tiga in Bedok on June 28, where the front gate and door were splashed with yellow paint and a debtor's note was left on the wall.

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

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly been involved in other similar cases of loanshark harassment.

One can of yellow paint and debtor's notes were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on Friday (June 30).

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

The police have zero tolerance against 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," the police 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 loansharking activities.