A 36-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for a home invasion robbery in Seal Beach.

Aaron Michael Lipsey of Costa Mesa pleaded guilty in September along with co-defendant Richard Henry Derderian, 36, of Costa Mesa.

Derderian was sentenced in September to 13 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery, one count of burglary, three counts of dissuading a witness by force, a count of criminal threats, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and a prohibited person owning ammunition, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.

Derderian also admitted sentencing enhancements for property damage exceeding $200,000 and committing a secondary offense while out on bail on another case.

Lipsey pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery, a count of burglary, three counts of dissuading a witness by force and three counts of criminal threats, all felonies, as well as three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance. He also admitted sentencing enhancements for property damage exceeding $200,000.

The pair broke into a home in the 1100 block of Seal Way about 4 p.m. Aug. 21, 2017, tied up three men inside before ransacking the house and stealing a safe, Seal Beach police Sgt. Michael Henderson reported when they were arrested two years ago.

In August, Lipsey also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and drug dealing along with carrying a dirk or dagger with a sentencing enhancement for committing a crime while out on bail.

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