A 20-year-old man is out of jail on bond after he allegedly impersonated a police officer and robbed and beat two women with what was later discovered to be an airsoft gun in Lake in the Hills.
Gayratjon G. Gulomjonov, 20, of the 1400 block of Todd Farm Drive in Elgin, is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of impersonation of a police officer, two counts of unlawful restraint, six counts of battery, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of criminal damage to property and two counts of theft.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department was called shortly after midnight on Thursday to the 100 block of Pyott Road for a report of a man threatening women with a gun.
Police officers arrived and took Gulomjonov into custody. They located the weapon, which turned out to be an airsoft gun that looked like a real handgun.
Police said that an argument took place between Gulomjonov and the two women, who he knew, during which he threatened them. Gulomjonov allegedly told the women that he was a police officer and then robbed them by force.
Police said that Gulomjonov struck one of the women in the upper chest and neck, and pulled her hair. He pushed the other woman. During the attack, Gulomjonov also damaged a wall and took both of the women’s cellphones, police added.
Gulomjonov did not claim to be with a specific police department and he was not wearing a police uniform when he claimed to be a police officer, officials said.
He was released from the McHenry County Jail Friday morning after posting $15,000, which was 10 percent of his $150,000 bond set by McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt.
Gulomjonov was appointed a public defender and is scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday.