Man arrested for suspected loanshark harassment in Sengkang

Man arrested for suspected loanshark harassment in Sengkang
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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.

This article was first published on Jan 13, 2016.
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