Man, 20, left note that read 'Don't Run Bro!', arrested for suspected loanshark harassment in Pasir Ris

Loanshark the one to run from the law.

Belmont Lay | March 29, 2023, 03:31 AM

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The Singapore police have arrested a 20-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.

The police were alerted on March 25 to a case of loanshark harassment along Pasir Ris Drive 6 where a residential unit was splashed with a liquid mixture of kerosene and paint.

A debtor’s note was also pasted on the wall.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on March 28.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is allegedly involved in another case of loanshark harassment.

One mobile phone was seized.

The man will be charged in court on March 29 under the Moneylenders Act 2008.

First-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment shall be punished with imprisonment of up to five years, a fine between S$5,000 and S$50,000, and caning of up to six strokes.

The police said they have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities.

Those who deliberately cause annoyance and disruption to public safety and security will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law, the police added.

Members of 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 loansharking activities.

All photos via Singapore Police Force