Authorities say two brothers, one of whom had a fake gun, kicked down the front door of a home in Wauconda while the residents were inside and ransacked a bedroom.
The Wauconda Police Department responded around 1:44 a.m. on October 15 to a residence in the first block of Peace Boulevard for a delayed report of a home invasion.
The victims reported two male suspects kicked in the front door of the residence and entered with a handgun, according to police officials.
The suspects were looking for a specific person but the man was not home at the time.
While inside the residence, they ransacked the bedroom of the targeted person, police officials said.
The victims identified the suspects as Rolando Aguilar, 35, of Wauconda, and Lucio Aguilar, 47, of Wauconda.
Prosecutors said the two men tried pulling a television down from the wall but were unsuccessful and then stole a small amount of cash.
One of the victims begged the suspects to leave the residence.
The suspects eventually began leaving but Rolando Aguilar flashed a gun from his waistband, telling the victims not to call the police, prosecutors said. The gun was later determined to be fake.
The suspects returned to the residence a few minutes later — again warning the victims not to call the police.
The suspects fled the scene prior to the police department’s arrival, police officials said.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, against the Aguilar brothers and warrants were issued.
Officers arrested Rolando Aguilar around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Route 176 and Larkdale Row.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak on Friday ordered Aguilar detained pending trial after granting prosecutors’ petition for detainment.
An outstanding felony warrant remains for Lucio Aguilar.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Wauconda Police Department at 847-526-2421.