Two youths arrested for loanshark harrassment

Two youths arrested for loanshark harrassment

SINGAPORE - The police have arrested two male suspects, aged 16 and 18, for their involvement in loanshark harassment.

On May 20, at about 8.50pm, the police were informed that the main door of a residential unit along Pasir Ris Dr 10 was splashed with paint and loanshark graffiti was scribbled on the wall.

Officers from Bedok Police Division conducted follow-up investigations and arrested the two suspects with the aid of police cameras (PolCams).

The 18-year-old suspect was arrested in the vicinity of Sengkang Central on May 27 at about 1.30pm. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested on the same day at about 3pm in the vicinity of Pasir Ris Street 11.

Two mobile phones were seized for police investigations.

First-time offenders of loanshark harassment face a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, a jail term of up to 5 years and up to 6 strokes of the cane.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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