A 47-year-old Lower Saucon Township man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to robbing a Hellertown bank branch in September 2018.
According to a story published Friday by Lehigh Valley Live that cites a plea memorandum in the case, Kurt Michael Laudenslager used a note that read “Simple. … Got a gun!” to intimidate a BB&T teller into handing over $2,500 before fleeing and shedding the clothes he wore during the robbery nearby.
Laudenslager carried an Airsoft gun into the Main Street bank and told authorities he committed the robbery as part of an effort to prevent his wife from finding out he had lost money gambling, the article states.
He could receive up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in October.
Laudenslager has been convicted of theft before.
In June 2013, he pleaded guilty to felony charges of theft and forgery as part of a plea bargain, county court records state.