Police say they have arrested a man who allegedly broke into a woman's home in the south end of Halifax early this morning.

The woman told Halifax Regional Police she awoke to find a man in her South Street apartment around 5 a.m. She confronted him and he fled.

The woman then called police, who responded just before 5:30 a.m.

With the help of a witness, officers were able to track down a man matching the suspect's description a short distance away.

Police arrested the man and he remains in police custody.

Investigators say the suspect likely entered the residence through an unlocked door.

There have been several similar incidents in the south end of Halifax in the last few years, most involving a man who watched women through their windows as they slept.

Police say it's too early in their investigation to say if this suspect is the so-called south end sleep watcher, but they are examining if there is a connection

"As in all cases, investigators will examine if there is a connection to other similar incidents but at this time there is no evidence to connect this with any other cases," said Const. Brian Palmeter in a statement.

No charges have been laid yet.