Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man following an aggravated burglary and two attempted aggravated burglaries in Berwick during the early hours of Saturday morning.
Officers were called to Adelong Court after a man was disturbed inside a residential home just before 6am.
The female victim, who was home alone at the time, was woken from her sleep by a man as he was taking her car keys from a bedside table.
The victim chased the man from her house to the driveway where he got into her car.
The woman had a short conversation with the man before he got out of her car and ran from the scene.
A search of the area was conducted which resulted in police arresting an 18-year-old Cranbourne North man.
Police believe the man also allegedly attempted to break into two more homes on Warrawong Drive and Camira Court.
Investigators are appealing for public assistance to locate a set of keys stolen from the Adelong address. The keys consist of one Toyota car key and one house key.
The man has been charged with one count of aggravated burglary and two attempted aggravated burglaries.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 27 September.