Crime & Courts

Elgin man who impersonated cop used airsoft gun to rob women, Lake in the Hills police say

Gayratjon G. Gulomjonov, 20, of the 1400 block of Todd Farm Drive, Elgin
Gayratjon G. Gulomjonov, 20, of the 1400 block of Todd Farm Drive, Elgin

A 20-year-old man made a court appearance Friday on allegations that he lied about being a police officer and robbed two women.

Lake in the Hills police responded about midnight Thursday to the
100 block of Pyott Road, where a man reportedly threatened two women with a gun.

The weapon, wielded by Gayratjon G. Gulomjonov, turned out to be a black airsoft gun designed to look like a semiautomatic handgun, according to a criminal complaint.

Gulomjonov knew the women, and an argument had broken out among the group before officers arrived, according to a news release sent Friday from the Lake in the Hills Police Department.

Gulomjonov threatened the women and falsely claimed to be a police officer, according to the release. He was not wearing a uniform and did not claim to represent a specific department.

At one point, Gulomjonov pushed one of the women in the back and hit the other woman “in the neck and upper chest with his upper hand,” and pulled her hair, according to the criminal complaint.

He also is accused of stealing both women’s cellphones and damaging less than $500 worth of drywall in the apartment where the attack occurred, according to the complaint.

Police did not say what the fight was about.

McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt set Gulomjonov’s bond at $150,000 Friday morning, meaning he would need $15,000 to be released from the McHenry County Jail.

Gulomjonov, of the 1400 block of Todd Farm Drive in Elgin, is charged with aggravated robbery, impersonation of a peace officer, restraint, battery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and theft.

If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated robbery, Gulomjonov could be sentenced to as many as 15 years in prison.

Representatives from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office and Public Defender’s Office could not be reached for comment Friday.

Gulomjonov is due in court Tuesday.

He is barred from having contact with either of the women while the case is ongoing, and he must surrender any firearms he might own, Wilbrandt ordered.

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