An elderly woman and her husband was assaulted on their farm in the Bethulie district, Free State.
Kallie (87) and Marcia (82) Kruger from the farm Schoonbeeksfontein were greeted by two men in balaclavas with knives in their bedroom on Wednesday evening.
According to information received, the criminals tied Marcia with a wire and hit her in the stomach with an iron bar. Her husband was also tied up by the criminals after being hit repeatedly.
The criminals drove away with the couples vehicle, money and a firearm that Kallie was forced to hand over.
The bakkie was found at Bethulie Primary School on Thursday morning.