ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
 
 

Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff 
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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 17WF1844     

Date: September 1, 2017

TWO MEN ARRAIGNED FOR ROBBING AND BURGLARIZING RESIDENCE IN SEAL BEACH WHILE VICTIMS WERE HOME

SANTA ANA – Two men were arraigned today for robbing and burglarizing a residence in Seal Beach while the victims were home.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Aaron Michael Lipsey, 34, Costa Mesa

 

Richard Henry Derderian, 33, Costa Mesa

Charged on Aug. 31, 2017, with the following felony counts:

  • (3) First degree robbery
  • (1) First degree burglary
  • (3) Dissuade witness by force or threat
  • (3) Criminal threats

11 years, eight months in state prison

Pre-trial hearing

Sept. 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Aug. 21, 2017, Lipsey and Derderian are accused of entering a residence in the city of Seal Beach while three victims were inside the home.
  • The defendants are further accused of ransacking the residence, removing a safe belonging to one of the victims, and robbing each occupant of the home.
  • Before fleeing the scene, the defendants are accused of threatening to harm the victims if they called the police.
  • At approximately 4:30 p.m., officers from Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD) arrived to the scene and began investigating this case.
  • SBPD arrested the defendants on Aug. 30, 2017.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jason Baez of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.

 



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