Police lay charges after Hampton aggravated home invasion

Detectives from Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit have charged two men following an alleged aggravated home invasion in Hampton last night.

The pair were arrested after they allegedly entered a property on Highett Road about 11.30pm.

The victim, a 50-year-old woman, who was home alone at the time, was threatened with a knife before the pair allegedly stole keys to the woman’s blue Holden Cruze.

They drove the vehicle from the address and were sighted by police on nearby Bluff Road.

Police observed the pair run from the vehicle and one of the males, who police are still yet to identify, was tackled to the ground by officers.

He was able to break free and struck one of the officers to the face.

OC spray was deployed but the man ran away.

An assisting police unit arrested the man in nearby Spring Street without further incident.

The second male, a 26-year-old from Heatherton, was located a short time later.

Both men have each been charged with aggravated home invasion and theft of motor vehicle.

In addition, the man who is yet to be identified, has also been charged with assault emergency services worker.

Both men were remanded and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

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