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The original item was published from 3/28/2019 3:57:22 PM to 4/7/2019 12:00:00 AM.

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Press Release - Strong Arm Robbery

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The victim arranged to purchase $2500 worth of electronic equipment from suspect Derek Bereki. They met at a pre-arranged location and the victim sat in the back seat Bereki’s vehicle. Already seated in the back seat was an additional suspect, John Aguirre. They drove to the Starbucks parking lot where the victim was threatened. The victim tried to escape, but Bereki had the rear child locks activated and the victim could not exit the vehicle. In fear for his safety, the victim gave the suspects $2510 in U.S. currency and was released. Fountain Valley Detectives learned Bereki is on active Parole and Aguirre is on active Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). Detectives located Bereki in Rancho Mission Viejo and Aguirre in the city of Orange. Both suspects were arrested for 211PC - Robbery and booked into Orange County Jail. The stolen currency was recovered at the time of arrest.

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