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Rustenburg - Three more men were arrested in connection with a housebreaking at Vyfhoek near Potchefstroom, North West police said on Friday.

Lieutenant Colonel Adele Myburgh said the men were arrested in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, during an operation by the Klerksdorp Trio Task Team conducted between Thursday and Friday.

"This success comes after a follow-up was made on information received about the suspects’ whereabouts. The suspects were successfully traced and ultimately arrested in Soweto and surrounding areas."

The arrests came after a 48-year-old man was shot and wounded on Thursday. He was under police guard in hospital. Two of his accomplices managed to runaway.

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"According to information received, the owner of the small holding heard glass breaking at a neighbouring house and went to investigate. Upon investigation he was confronted by about three suspects with objects in their hands and he shot at them with his firearm," Myburg said on Thursday.

Suspected stolen goods like television sets, laptops, cellular phones and electrical equipment all with an estimated value of R30,000 were confiscated by the police during the operation.

The men are expected to appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on Monday, facing charges of housebreaking and possession of suspected stolen property.

"The suspects is possibly linked with other cases and investigation continuous. A case of  attempted murder has also been opened for investigation."