Suspect in AMK loansharking harassment case arrested with help from Polcam

SINGAPORE - A 31-year-old man was nabbed by police on Saturday in connection with a case of loansharking harassment in Ang Mo Kio housing estate. The suspect was apparently filmed by a police CCTV camera or Polcam, and arrested following a short chase by officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division.

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Here is the full statement from the Singapore Police Force:

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for suspected involvement in loansharking harassment.

On 5 October 2013 at about 4.40am, through the assistance a Police CCTV and following a short chase, officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division, arrested the suspect who was covering his face with a t-shirt and behaving suspiciously along the corridor of a flat along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.

Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspect is believed to have attempted to carry out loanshark harassment earlier by scrawling loanshark graffiti on the wall. Loanshark-related paraphernalia such as padlocks, paint cans, markers and a mobile phone, were found in his possession and seized for investigations.

The suspect will be charged in Court on 5 October 2013 for loanshark harassment. Under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010), first time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment shall be fined not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000 with mandatory imprisonment of up to 5 years and mandatory caning of up to 6 strokes.

Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) Keok Tong San commended his officers for their vigilance and swift actions which led to the arrest of the suspect. He reiterated that the Police will continue to make use of technology to track down those involved in loansharking activities and will ensure they are dealt with to the fullest extent under the law.