Police are investigating after an alleged home invasion occurred this morning 23rd November in Point Cook, at approximately 8am.
During the incident a white Jeep was stolen from a house, severely damaging the garage door, and then after driving off crashed on Carrick Street near the Saltwater P-9 college shortly before students were to arrive. Students that were at the school went into a lockdown.
A resident on Haze Drive was upstairs in his family home when he heard a noise from downstairs. The resident went downstairs and found a hole had been created in the door connecting his house to the garage and a half naked man was attempting to enter the house by opening the door through the hole.
Other residents on Haze Drive also reported having a half naked man in their yards.
The resident fought with the man for a few seconds at the door, the resident stated that the man was screaming “Help me! Help me!”
The half naked man then stole the residents white Jeep which had the keys left in it inside the garage.
The man managed to drive only a short distance to Carrick Street where he clipped other cars and severely damaged the passenger side front wheel, stopping the vehicle on Carrick Street near Partridge Way.
The 36-year-old Point Cook man exited the vehicle and ran from the scene, the Police arrived shortly after and arrested the man on Hiddick Road.
He was taken to hospital under police guard.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Carrick Street has been closed for most of the morning between Partridge Way and Arden Street near the Saltwater P-9 College.