Former RPD Officer & Former Metro Enforcement Officer Sentenced To Prison For Robbery

Sources are reporting 38 year old Yuliya Kuznets , who is a former Rockford Police officer.
Before she became a police officer she was a top tennis player. She was ranked the No. 10 tennis player in her home country of Belarus.
She was fired from the RPD.  RPD did not say why she was fired. 

And 51 year old James Ackerman who is a former Rockford Metro Enforcement security officer. 

Both have plead guilty to robbery and have been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

They robbed a woman at the Van Galder bus station on Walton ave, and fired their gun during the robbery. 

Police conducted a search warrant and they located the following during the robbery: A cache of weapons and drugs were recovered from the residence, including 1000 rounds of ammunition and 6 guns, Hydrocodone, morphine, and Percocet, worth a street value of $65,000

They are also alleged to have  jumped over a pharmacy counter at the Walgreens on Janesville’s Milton Avenue. They made the employees get on the ground and demanded hydrocodone. They tied the victim up on the ground. After the employee complied to their demands, they pepper sprayed the victim as he laid on the ground. 

During that robbery, officials later determined they took 420 Hydrocodone 10s, 462 Oxycodone pills, 462 Hydrocodone 7.5s and 100 Zolpidem. 

The pair are accused of robbing a Walgreens in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in a manner similar to the Janesville robbery, and the robbery at the Van Galder bus depot in Rockford.



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