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29 Y.O LOAN SHARK HARASSOR SPRAY RED PAINT AT CHOA CHU KANG & JURONG WEST

The Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for his suspected involvement in two cases of loanshark harassment.  

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On 20 and 21 March 2024, the Police were alerted to two cases of loanshark harassment at two residential units along Choa Chu Kang Street 62 and Jurong West Avenue 3. The main doors and gates of both units were splashed with red paint and a debtor note was left behind at the Choa Chu Kang unit. 

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division and Police Operations Command Centre established the identity of the man and arrested him on 21 March 2024. 

The man will be charged in court on 23 March 2024 under the Moneylenders Act 2008. 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.  

The Police have zero tolerance for 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.

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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 loansharking activities.

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