Red paint sprayed on door and graffiti scribbled on wall in Tampines, man arrested

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Jan 20 for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment, said the police.

The police were alerted on Jan 12 at 7.05am to a case of loanshark harassment at a residential unit along Tampines Street 71, where the unit’s gate was sprayed with red paint.

The walls at the staircase near the unit were scribbled with loanshark-related graffiti.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok and Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him.

A mobile phone was seized as case exhibit.

He will be charged in court on Jan 22 under the Moneylenders Act.

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