WILKES-BARRE — A Philadelphia man was convicted Wednesday for his role in the March 2012 robbery of a Plymouth Township strip club.
Kevin Williams, 30, was found guilty of charges of robbery, criminal trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and two counts of criminal conspiracy after a jury deliberated for just over an hour.
County Judge Michael Vough said Williams will be sentenced on July 8 and jailed Williams pending his sentencing. Williams faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on the robbery charge.
Assistant District Attorney Frank McCabe prosecuted the case. Williams was represented by attorney Paul Galante.
According to court papers, on March 15, 2012, Julius Greenberg, 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 told police 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.
Police said the two men, later identified as Williams and William Gronosky, 30, of Nanticoke, 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 off the floor or he would be shot. The man then fled.
Gronosky is awaiting trial on charges relating to the robbery as well as several unrelated charges. He was scheduled to have a trial held in conjunction with Williams’ but ultimately did not.
Courtney Sadusky, 24, is awaiting trial on charges relating to the robbery; she allegedly told police she was with Gronosky and Williams that day and they told her to drive them to the Carousel Lounge.
Sadusky said the two men were in the club for about 15 minutes before Gronosky told her to drive to her home in Bear Creek so they could count money. She later dropped them off at the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Gronosky later allegedly told Sadusky that guns, gloves and a bag were left in her car and that she should get rid of them, according to court papers. Sadusky then alerted police about the items in her car.