No answers yet on Rouse Hill fire death

Investigations into the death of Rouse Hill resident Parwinder Kaur are still continuing.

The Indian native, who lived on Rouse Hill Street with her husband Kulwinder Singh, was doused in petrol and set alight on December 2.

Castle Hill Police have spoken to her brother and sister-in-law and will speak to other family members who have arrived from India this week.

Detectives are looking into how the woman came to be set on fire and if there was any foul play.

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In other police news:

Boot full of stolen goods

Police arrested two men in Kellyville on December 11 after they were found with the boot of a white Ford Falcon full of possible stolen goods.

After seeing the men, from Blackett and Dharruk, driving on Green Road with the boot tied down police followed them to an address in Samantha Riley Drive — not their residential address.

Among the items found there were tool boxes, a lap top computer, desktop, iPods and a grinder.

The men have not been charged.

Police believe there may be a link to two garage thefts on Sherwin Avenue, Castle Hill, overnight on Tuesday, December 10.

A woman, 28, told police she left her garage door open and car unlocked and woke up on December 12 to find an iPod and remote control had been stolen from inside it.

In the same block of units, a car was broken into and a laptop and desktop computers were stolen.

Investigations are continuing.

Don’t make it easy for thieves

Residents going on holidays and leaving their house unattended are asked to take a few steps to deter burglars.

Castle Hill Police crime manager Detective Inspector Gary Bailey said residents should be aware of opportunistic criminals who target vacant houses.

‘‘During the summer break, make sure your lawns are maintained, your mail is collected and you should stop newspaper delivery,’’ he said.

‘‘If you can, set a timer for your lights to come on at night, key lock your doors and windows and put dowel on the window tracks.

‘‘In many occasions, if you make it harder for these criminals, they’ll move on.’’

Inspector Bailey also suggested swapping contact details with a neighbour in case of emergency.

Christmas presents stolen

A house on James Street, Baulkham Hills, was broken into and $20,000 worth of items were stolen.

The resident told police he was out for the day on December 10 and returned home at 7pm to find the house open.

Some Christmas presents were open, diamond rings and other jewellery were stolen as well as laptop computers, a Nintendo DS console and alcohol.

Witnesses are asked to call Castle Hill Police on 9680 5399.

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