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WOMAN THREATENS TO BURN DOWN HDB UNIT AND SPLASHES PAINT

The Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in loansharking activities.  

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On 25 May 2024, the Police were alerted to two cases of loanshark harassment at two residential units along Pending Road and Bukit Batok Street 24, where both units were splashed with paint and their gates locked with bicycle locks. Debtors’ notes were also left behind at both units.

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 woman and arrested her within six hours of the report. Preliminary investigations revealed that she is believed to be involved in similar harassment acts along Buangkok Crescent and Compassvale Link. 

The woman will be charged in court on 27 May 2024. For first time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine of 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 or disrupt 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 to 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.

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