Two charged following Wyndham Vale home invasion

Altona North Divisional Response Unit (DRU) detectives have arrested two teenagers following an aggravated home invasion in Wyndham Vale on Saturday morning, Victoria Police say.

Wayward Taskforce investigators executed search warrants at a number of properties in the north western suburbs yesterday morning.

It comes after police were called to a home in Peppermint Grove, Wyndham Vale after three men allegedly forced entry about 5.45am on Saturday morning (17 November).

The five offenders were allegedly armed with weapons and made demands for the victim’s car, which was then stolen from the home.

The three occupants of the home, an 80-year-old man, 66-year-old woman and 27-year-old woman, were not injured during the incident.

The vehicle was recovered at Point Cook later that morning.

Detectives arrested an 18-year-old Melton West man at a commercial property in Thomastown yesterday morning.

He was presented at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with aggravated home invasion and theft of motor vehicle.

The man has been further remanded to the same court on 10 December.

A 16-year-old Glenroy boy was also arrested in Perry Street, Collingwood yesterday.

He was presented at a children’s court yesterday charged with aggravated home invasion and theft of motor vehicle and was further remanded to a later date.

Detectives are appealing for a further three teens to come forward to assist with enquiries.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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