A man has been arrested over the alleged theft of a car from former Test captain Ricky Ponting’s home.

Ponting and his family were at their bayside home in Melbourne in early February when thieves allegedly entered the highly-protected property.

The alleged thieves, later named by police as Jose Henriques and Russell Greenwood, made away with his car.

However, on Tuesday, Henriques was arrested.

Police have apprehended one of the alleged thieves who targeted Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting and his family.
Police have apprehended one of the alleged thieves who targeted Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting and his family. Credit: Instagram

He is now facing charges of wilful damage, while his alleged associate is still on the run.

The alleged theft sparked a major police response which spanned two days.

Ponting’s car was stolen on Friday with the Special Operations Group and the Airwing dispatched to track it.

Thieves managed to get past the front gates of Ponting’s family home and steal his car.
Thieves managed to get past the front gates of Ponting’s family home and steal his car. Credit: 7NEWS

It was spotted allegedly being driven at speed through Melbourne’s west before being dumped in Camberwell.

The car was recovered but the suspects had eluded police.

Ricky Ponting allegedly targeted by thieves as police apprehend suspect Jose Henriques
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