A police officer was ambushed and robbed in Longdenville last night, while attempting to purchase a boat engine.
Around 8:30pm, the officer reported that he and his wife were seated in their van along a gravel road, waiting to purchase the engine, when two men approached, one of whom placed a gun to his neck and announced a hold up.
The suspects then jumped into the vehicle – one in the backseat, the other in the van’s tray.
The officer was told to drive further into the road, where he was slapped and asked for the money that they came with to purchase the engine.
After receiving the money, which totalled $15,000, one of the suspects placed his firearm in the police officer’s mouth.
It was then that the officer pushed the man’s hand away and fired several shots in the direction of his assailants.
The officer and his wife then made their way to the Longdenville police post.
Officers investigating the matter, found the body of a man lying face down next to a gun loaded with six rounds of ammunition. He had wounds to his chest and back.