Vandalism of two POSB ATMs believed to be related to loanshark harassment

SINGAPORE - The vandalism of two POSB automated teller machines (ATM) over the weekend is believed to be loanshark harassment-related, police said on Sunday.

Police are investigating to determine if both incidents, which took place in two different locations, are linked, a spokesman told The Straits Times.

At about 6.40am on Saturday, the police was informed that a POSB ATM located at Block 475, Tampines Street 44, was found splashed with paint. On Sunday morning, they received a call to inform them that another POSB ATM located along New Upper Changi Road, was vandalised with paint.

DBS Bank, which owns both ATMs, said it is working with the police on their investigation.