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Cops: Suspected bank robber a retired NYPD officer

There are 159 comments on the Newsday story from May 19, 2009, titled Cops: Suspected bank robber a retired NYPD officer. In it, Newsday reports that:

Suffolk officers searching a suspected bank robber in Dix Hills Tuesday found on him a wad of cash, a loaded gun and something more unexpected: a police badge.

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peggeret

Norwalk, CT

#159 May 26, 2009
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You Know Who

Smithtown, NY

#160 May 26, 2009
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You Know Who

Smithtown, NY

#161 May 26, 2009
I get it all now!
You Know Who

Smithtown, NY

#162 May 26, 2009
Funny, you actually look like a little old man... or Gingerbread man if you prefer.

P.S. Is your bother still in the clink???
News Story

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#163 May 26, 2009
Cops: Suspected bank robber a retired NYPD officer

BY ANDREW STRICKLER | [email protected]
9:33 PM EDT, May 19, 2009

Thomas Feeney

Police lead former NYPD Sergeant Thomas Feeney, 47, out of Yaphank police headquarters.(Photo by James Carbone / May 19, 2009)

Suffolk officers searching a suspected bank robber in Dix Hills Tuesday found on him a wad of cash, a loaded gun and something more unexpected: a police badge.

Just minutes after a man wearing a disguise walked out of a Huntington Station bank carrying money from a robbery, three officers stopped a vehicle fitting the description of the robber's and searched the driver, Thomas Feeney, 47, police said.

Feeney, of Smithtown, was calm and cooperative as officers searched him, finding a loaded gun in his waistband and loose bills in his pocket they said came from the robbery, police said.

The officers also discovered a badge and card identifying him as a retired New York City police sergeant, police said.

Feeney later told detectives that he was on the force 12 years, but took early retirement in 1994 because of knee injures and a heart condition, police said.

His motive for the robbery: mounting debt, police said.

"He said he'd been out so long that he doesn't get much money in disability anymore," said Det. Sgt. Robert Doyle of the Major Case Investigations Unit.

"He's run up tremendous credit card debt, and due to that fact, he had nowhere to turn to, so he decided to rob the bank," Doyle said.

Feeney's attorney, John Powers of Deer Park, said he has known his client for about 10 years. "He's a hardworking family man. I know all the facts aren't in front of us yet," he said.

"He was very proud of the fact he was a New York City police officer. It's a cliche to say it's out of character ... but anyone who knows Tom Feeney knows this does not fit his character."

Feeney is to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of third-degree robbery at First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said Feeney was wearing a black Yankees cap, a heavy jacket and a wig when he entered Roslyn Savings Bank on East Jericho Turnpike at about 10:45 a.m. He handed a teller a note that demanded money and said, "I have a gun," Doyle said.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the man, who walked out of the bank and toward a nearby Waldbaum's parking lot, where he climbed into a Honda Pilot and drove away, police said.

A bank employee who saw the robbery followed the suspect and was able to provide Second Precinct officers with a description of the man's clothes and vehicle and a partial license plate.

A police sergeant said he spotted the Honda about 10 minutes later but waited to stop the vehicle before two other officers also located him. Feeney was stopped at Jericho Turnpike and East Deer Park Road.

Officers found a loaded .38-caliber pistol in Feeney's waistband. No gun was displayed during the robbery, police said, and Feeney has a gun permit.

Powers said Feeney is remarried but has ongoing matters in family court with his ex-wife. He has no criminal record in New York.
flummoxed

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#164 May 26, 2009
In Suffolk County, a retired cop armed with a loaded gun, robs a bank by threatening and terrorizing a bank teller with a note stating he has a gun. He is arrested and charged with ROBBERY 3rd DEGREE.

Less than a week later in Nassau County, some schmuck with no police ties robs a person on the street at knifepoint...and he is arrested and charged with ROBBERY 1st DEGREE.

Why are these defendants charged with different crimes when they both committed robberies while armed or in possession of a dangerous weapon?
Feces For Jesus

United States

#165 May 27, 2009
flummoxed wrote:
In Suffolk County, a retired cop armed with a loaded gun, robs a bank by threatening and terrorizing a bank teller with a note stating he has a gun. He is arrested and charged with ROBBERY 3rd DEGREE.
Less than a week later in Nassau County, some schmuck with no police ties robs a person on the street at knifepoint...and he is arrested and charged with ROBBERY 1st DEGREE.
Why are these defendants charged with different crimes when they both committed robberies while armed or in possession of a dangerous weapon?
Because our system is ssssssssssssssssshit
Dennis Queens Village

Port Washington, NY

#166 May 27, 2009
hey he had a bad day with a very poor decesion. The courts will plea this case out one year max and five year probation. he's lucky he was caught the first time because he would have done it again, and would have been arrested and spent more time in jail I knew Tom Feeny many years ago not really a bad guy actualy was a nice guy hang in there Tom
Also From Queens Village

Brooklyn, NY

#167 May 28, 2009
Dennis Queens Village wrote:
hey he had a bad day with a very poor decesion. The courts will plea this case out one year max and five year probation. he's lucky he was caught the first time because he would have done it again, and would have been arrested and spent more time in jail I knew Tom Feeny many years ago not really a bad guy actualy was a nice guy hang in there Tom
I knew both of you and your both nice guys but so what! We all have money and marital problems at sometime in our lives but we don't resort to armed robbery. My husband or my son who are not or never were "on the job" would be spending a lot more time in jail than one year that I can assure you. With your backround I'm really surprised that you are defending him. Someone "on the job" (a phrase I heard a million times growing up surrounded by NYPD and FDNY) retired or not should be expected to uphold the law not break it and should be punished even more severely when they do.

“The Shame Is On The Other Side”

Since: Oct 07

Long Island, NY

#168 May 28, 2009
Dennis Queens Village wrote:
he's lucky he was caught the first time because he would have done it again,
How do we know this was his first act of armed aggression against a bank teller...or anyone else?

In view of the fact that the SCPD failed to charge him properly, how do we know if they are covering up any other crimes he may have committed?
I agree

United States

#169 May 28, 2009
I agree, who really knows what feeney did in the past, I think it would take alot of arrogance for a ex cop to hold up a bank. He must of felt he was untouchable,
Cops ex cops, they took a vow to protect the community and have training with weapons and know inside security and procedures, they should be given max sentence, no tolerance, not a free ticket,
I love when people say he is a "nice guy" thats so funny, what does that have to do with anything, are people that naive? he had a bad day? is that a joke???
Like someone said before, ordinary working class people, would get nailed to the wall, 1st degree, walking in a bank with a gun,,,
ex cop,,, lets start making excuses for the sap, hey maybe he thought it was halloween and was going trick or treating!!!, put the wig on,, hey that sounds good tooo
girl next door

Warwick, NY

#170 May 28, 2009
Dennis Queens Village wrote:
hey he had a bad day with a very poor decesion. The courts will plea this case out one year max and five year probation. he's lucky he was caught the first time because he would have done it again, and would have been arrested and spent more time in jail I knew Tom Feeny many years ago not really a bad guy actualy was a nice guy hang in there Tom
really dennis? a bad day? a poor decision? noone knows the truth considering the post stories printed last week. this fiasco is being blamed on someone who has done nothing but take the high road through a bitter ugly separation and divorce. the facts are this. his exwife has been paying him support and expenses for quite some time. she walked away from this with next to nothing just to get away. he lied to his children his ex wife and im sure his current wife as well. he walked around like he had the world by the balls. the the truth is he is a selfish human being who thought the rules didnt apply to him. he has no idea what the fallout of his "bad day" has caused. instead of thinking about him being such a good guy, think about what his children are going through right now. they are the ones who will suffer for his "bad decision" more than anyone else.
anonymous

Warwick, NY

#171 May 28, 2009
just think of how this selfish act affects the people around him, especially his children.
pigz

Warwick, NY

#172 May 28, 2009
cops are scummmmm!
Thomas Feeney

Nashua, NH

#173 Jan 25, 2010
I did not do it.
Average Joe

Farmingdale, NY

#174 May 20, 2010
Ex-cop armed with a loaded gun threatens a teller, robs a bank and gets probation?

Suppose this was you or I?

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/ex-n...
rubenstine

Montclair, NJ

#175 May 30, 2010
he must have had a jew lawyer
Equal Justice

West Babylon, NY

#176 May 30, 2010
rubenstine wrote:
he must have had a jew lawyer
He didn't need a lawyer.

Feeny was a retired cop which makes him a member of the blue police family.

Do you honestly think he was going to jail or prison?

BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! !!!!!!

The whole system s corrupt!
figures

Brooklyn, NY

#177 Aug 1, 2011
blue wall

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