Man arrested for suspected loanshark harassment in Sengkang

Officers arrested the suspect along Segar Road on Tuesday (Jan 12), after extensive probes to establish his identity.
Officers arrested the suspect along Segar Road on Tuesday (Jan 12), after extensive probes to establish his identity.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 22-year-old man has been arrested for suspected involvement in several cases of loanshark-related harassment in Sengkang.

The suspect had allegedly splashed paint at the door and scrawled loanshark graffiti on the wall of a residential Housing Board unit at Bukit Panjang on Dec 10, 2015, the police said in a release on Wednesday (Jan 13).

Officers arrested the suspect along Segar Road on Tuesday (Jan 12), after extensive probes to establish his identity.

A mobile phone and a cap were seized.

Investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to have carried out similar acts of harassment in Sengkang estate.

First-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment face fines of between $5,000 and $50,000, with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years and caning of up to six strokes.