Police arrest man who splashed green paint at Boon Lay unit and wrote 'O$P$, Call Hock' on wall

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday (Aug 7) for loanshark harassment after he allegedly splashed green paint at a residential unit along Boon Lay Drive.

Loanshark writings were also found on the wall, said the police, who were alerted to the incident on Aug 3.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the man's identity and arrested him.

Preliminary investigations revealed that he is also believed to be involved in two other separate loanshark harassments along Boon Lay Drive.

First-time offenders convicted of loanshark harassment face a fine of 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 for loanshark harassment activities, adding: "Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruption to public safety 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 the loansharks in any way. You may 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.