DETECTIVES investigating a shooting at Merrylands earlier this month, have re-appealed for information, particularly in relation to two stolen Subarus.
A stolen, dark, metallic blue late-model NSW registered Subaru WRX sedan was found burnt out in Rees Street, Mays Hill, a short time after the shooting in the backyard of a home on Price Street on Friday, November 17, at 10.45pm.
It is possibly linked to the incident in which a 59-year-old man was shot in the back.
Strike Force Yelverton has been formed to investigate the shooting and inquiries to date have revealed the car was stolen along with another similar Subaru also with a NSW registration, from property in Pemulwuy on the evening of October 29.
The car was recovered on November 8 in Murray Street, Merrylands, which is only a short distance from where the second vehicle was set alight.
Police have called for information from anyone who may have seen the blue WRX prior to the shooting on November 17.
As part of their investigations, SF Yelverton detectives also carried out six raids last Tuesday on properties in Western Sydney seizing a number of items including hard drives.
Search for woman
OFFICERS are investigating a number of thefts from a factory outlet centre in Homebush over the past month.
Investigators have released a photo of a woman they believe may be able to assist with enquiries.
Anyone has any information is asked to call 9646 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote reference number E63565123.
Fire damages home
THE cause of a fire which left an Auburn home with substantial damage is under investigation, however police are not treating it as suspicious.
Firefighters were called to the Union Street home at about 10.45am with crews from Guildford, Lidcombe, Chester Hill, Parramatta and Silverwater able to knock down the blaze within 25 minutes.
No-one was at home at the time and no injuries were reported.