Four nabbed for splashing ATMs with black paint and loanshark harassment

SINGAPORE - Four men, aged between 26 and 34, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a series of loanshark harassments at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) islandwide.

On Thursday, police received nine reports of ATMs being splashed with black paint. In some of these cases, debtors' notes were also discovered at the ATMs. After establishing the identities of the suspects, they were subsequently arrested on Friday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations & Intelligence) and Director of the Criminal Investigation Department Tan Chye Hee said: "Police do not condone such lawless acts which cause damage to public property and acts of harassment which threaten the community's sense of safety. Police will spare no effort to apprehend the offenders and ensure that they face the full brunt of the law."