Officers responded to the town at around 18:30 following reports from concerned locals that a male had attempted to gain entry to a property on Castle Street.
It’s been reported on social media that a male opened the car door of a female stranger near to Waitrose too.
Hampshire Constabulary has now confirmed that a 33-year-old man from Cowes has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
He remains in custody at this time.
Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.