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A 19-year-old male teenager has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.
The police received a report of loanshark harassment along Stirling Road at about 1.30am on Jan 10. Urine was splashed on the floor outside a residential unit and two debtor notes were pasted on the same unit's wall.
Through ground enquiries and images from police cameras, officers from Clementi Police Division identified the teenager and arrested him on Wednesday (Jan 29).
Investigations are ongoing.
First time offenders convicted of loanshark harassment will face a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, a mandatory jail term of up to five years and mandatory caning of up to six strokes.
The police has a zero-tolerance approach towards loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, and cause annoyance and disruption to public safety 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.
The public can call the police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if they suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in illegal loansharking activities.