WILKES-BARRE – Two men charged with robbing a strip club in Plymouth Township will stand trial together on related charges this month.
Attorneys for William Gronosky, 30, of Nanticoke, and Kevin Williams, 30, of Philadelphia, requested Monday that their clients’ trials be held together on charges they robbed the owner of the Carousel Lounge at gunpoint and stole more than $3,500.
County Judge Michael Vough granted the request and scheduled the trial to begin on April 22.
According to court papers, on March, 15, 2012, Julius Greenberg, the owner of the Carousel Lounge, told police he arrived at his business along U.S. Route 11 and was in his office when two men entered wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, ski masks and gloves.
Greenberg said both men pointed handguns at him and ordered him to the floor. One hit him in the head with a gun while the other pushed him to the floor, Greenberg told police.
Police said the two men, later identified as Gronosky and Williams, took cash from safes and a register, and removed items from Greenberg’s pockets.
Greenberg said one of the men told him not to get up off the floor or he would be shot. They then fled.
Police later spoke with Courtney Sadusky, 24, who said she was with Gronosky and Williams that day and they told her to drive them to the Carousel Lounge.
Gronosky allegedly said he knew the owner of the Carousel Lounge and that he would be at his business that morning.
Sadusky said the two were in the club for about 15 minutes. Gronosky told Sadusky to drive to her home in Bear Creek so that they could count money and she later dropped them off at the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Gronosky later told Sadusky guns, gloves and a bag were left in her car and she should get rid of them, according to court papers.
On April 9, 2012, police said, Sadusky called them and told them about the items in her car. Police said they later collected a bank bag, money wrappers, gloves and a pellet gun and BB gun.
Sadusky is awaiting trial on related charges.
Gronosky is also awaiting trial on a number of other unrelated charges, including cases in which police say he shot at officers during pursuits in March 2012 and April 2012.