Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man after a SUV crashed into the front of a store in Wollert overnight.
Emergency services were called to Epping Road about 12am after reports that an allegedly stolen Toyota RAV4 had crashed through the front of a produce store.
Witnesses have told police three people exited the vehicle and the store caught fire.
Fire crews brought the blaze under control and an investigation has commenced.
The 36-year-old Mickleham man has been charged with criminal damage by fire, burglary with intent to cause damage, theft of motor vehicle and commit indictable offence while on bail.
He is expected to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 13 July.