Seven arrested over Vic home invasions

Christopher Talbot

A Melbourne woman woke with a machete-wielding gang surrounding her bed, demanding money.

The gang of seven teens, six males and one female, were arrested over a home invasion spree across Melbourne's north and west in the early hours of Friday, police say.

Armed with a machete, poles and wooden stakes, the group raided homes in Caroline Springs and Greensborough over a three-hour period.

They also tried to smash their way into two houses in St Albans and Truganina but were unable to get inside.

They stole money and four cars - two of which have been recovered.

Jade Gormley woke up with five men surrounding her, one armed with a machete who threatened to kill her if she didn't hand over money.

"I sat up in bed and he is like threatening that he is going to stab me, going to kill me if I don't give him money," Ms Gormley told the Seven Network.

She handed over her $650 in rent money and the gang then stormed into the other bedrooms, smashing the TV of one of her housemates when he told them he didn't have cash.

The gang, aged in their mid to late teens, were arrested in nearby Kings Park and are being questioned by police.