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Trial set for bank robbery suspects

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    Corinne Nalesnik


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    Robert Sutton



MEDINA — Two Strongsville residents suspected in an April bank robbery in Brunswick pleaded not guilty to felony charges Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

Robert Sutton, 29, pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery, second- and third-degree felonies. Corinne Nalesnik, also 29, pleaded not guilty to two counts of complicity to robbery, also second- and third-degree felonies.

Judge Christopher J. Collier set a June 22 trial date for Nalesnik and a June 26 trial date for Sutton.

The two were found April 10 at Elm Haven Motel, 11094 Pearl Road, Strongsville, after police executed a search warrant in connection with the robbery at Citizens Bank, 3720 Center Road, Brunswick police said. Police said they recovered an unspecified amount of cash, a vehicle and drug paraphernalia.

At 4:59 p.m. April 4, police responded to the bank after a man presented an employee with a note that said, “This is a robbery … empty the drawer …” Brunswick police Lt. Robert Safran said.

Witnesses reported seeing a man running out of the bank and leaving in a gray Chevrolet Suburban that traveled west on Center Road. The vehicle found at the motel was not a Suburban.

Sutton and Nalesnik were being held Tuesday at the Medina County Jail.

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