Alleged burglar nabbed in Melbourne house

A man who was caught inside a house he allegedly broke into in Melbourne's west has been arrested.

The man, aged in his 20s, had refused to come out of the house on Ballarat Road in Footscray on Sunday morning before the dog squad, special operations group and police chopper arrived to successfully coax him out.

Witnesses had called police after seeing him allegedly trying car door handles and entering front yards on nearby Mavis Street about 10am.