Hume Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged three men following a burglary and theft in Sunbury, Victoria Police say.
It is alleged the resident returned home to her Station Street address about 2.40pm on 8 November to find offenders fleeing in her car.
In their attempt to get away the offenders are alleged to have rammed the car the victim was driving whilst she was pulling into her driveway, the victim was not physically injured.
The offenders allegedly stole electronic items, power tools, a red 1988 Commodore sedan registration SEC 383 and a blue Staffordshire Terrier named Ada.
A 31-year-old man from Maidstone was arrested later that day and has been charged with burglary, theft, handle stolen goods, state false name and unlicenced driving.
He has been remanded to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 7 December.
A 24-year-old man from Sunbury was arrested on Friday. He has been released pending further enquiries.
This morning a 45-year-old Sydenham man was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home. He has been charged with handling stolen goods and negligently deal with proceeds of crime and was released on bail to attend the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 16 February.
The Commodore has not yet been located however, all other stolen items, including Ada the Staffy, have been located.