Teens arrested over 'crime spree' that ended with alleged home invasion

Five teenagers have been arrested following a violent crime spree across south-east Melbourne this week.

Teens arrested over 'crime spree' that ended with alleged home invasion

Five teenagers have been arrested following a violent crime spree across south-east Melbourne.

They are accused of carrying out a home invasion in Frankston South, where a young mother was forced to hide in a cupboard as she attempted to protect her family.

One of the teens, aged 15, has been bailed while four others remain in custody – one as young as 14.

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Three teens, allegedly armed with machetes and knives, broke into the home at midnight overnight.

They allegedly demanded car keys from the father, while the mother hid in a cupboard upstairs and dialed Triple Zero.

The teens allegedly drove the family's Jeep and BMW to Richmond before realizing the latter's GPS tracking system was active, and dumping it.

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Police allege the home invasion was the last incident in a crime spree that began on Wednesday.

Other incidents in the spree included the robbery of a taxi driver in Frankston, the theft of a Holden Commodore, another home invasion in Langwarrin, and an aggravated burglary in Cranbourne.

The teens will face a children's court at a later date.

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