Hampton schools were in lockdown as police hunted four men. Photo: Nine News Hampton Park schools were in lockdown on Tuesday morning as police hunted four men who robbed a Pakenham family while they were home.
Police phoned to alert Hampton Park Secondary School after the four men stormed the home on Ahern Road about 10.30am.
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Two men fled the home in a stolen Suzuki Swift, while the other two left in a white Ford Territory.
Police located the Suzuki in Pride Court, Hampton Park.
Sniffer dogs then helped in the arrest of one man in nearby in Andrew Court.
The other men are still wanted.
Hampton Secondary principal David Finnerty said he alerted nearby Hampton Park Primary School after receiving the call from police.
Both schools were in lockdown for around an hour from about 11.30am.
“We received a phone call from police that there was a police incident in the area,” Mr Finnerty said.
“On the basis on that, the school went into lockdown.”
Hampton Primary assistant principal Liz Davey said that school was also closed as a precaution.
“We have sent a letter to parents congratulating students and staff on their calm handling of the situation that was out of our control,” she said.
It is understood River Gum Primary School was also in lockdown.
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