The Police have arrested a 32-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman for their suspected involvement in a series of loanshark harassment.
On 19 August 2022, the Police were alerted to two cases of loanshark harassment, where paint was splashed at residential units along Bukit Batok East Avenue 6 and Petir Road. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identities of the couple and arrested them on 22 August 2022. Preliminary investigations revealed that they are believed to be involved another case of loanshark harassment along Tampines Street 41.
The couple will be charged in court on 24 August 2022 under the Moneylenders Act 2008. For first time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine between $5,000, and $50,000, with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years, and mandatory caning of up to six strokes.
The Police have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruptions to public safety, peace 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 work with or assist the loansharks 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.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
23 August 2022 @ 9:30 PM