The Police have arrested two men, aged 41 and 29, for their suspected involvement in two separate cases of loanshark harassment.
In the first case, on 3 September 2017, the Police received a call of an unknown man loitering outside a residential unit at Blk 608 Bedok Reservoir Road. With the assistance of a member of the public, officers from Bedok Police Division detained and subsequently arrested the 41-year-old suspect. Two cans of paints, one blue-coloured marker, two screwdrivers and two debtors' notes were seized as case exhibits. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is also involved in other loanshark harassment cases.
In the second case, on 17 August 2017, the Police received a report informing that a residential unit at Jalan Tenteram was locked with a bicycle lock. Through extensive ground enquiries, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the 29-year-old suspect and arrested him along Fajar Road on 4 September 2017. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to be involved in other loanshark harassment cases.
The suspect for the first case will be charged in Court on 5 September and the suspect for the second case will be charged in Court on 6 September. Both suspects will be charged under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010), first-time offenders found guilty of acting on behalf of an unlicensed moneylender, committing or attempting to commit any acts of harassment shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000, and shall also be liable to caning of not less than three and not more than six strokes.
Source: Singapore Police Force