Thieves hit Commerce Bank branch in W...

Thieves hit Commerce Bank branch in Wantagh

There are 28 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 12, 2008, titled Thieves hit Commerce Bank branch in Wantagh. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Commerce Bank branch in Wantagh was robbed at about 10:15 Wednesday morning, Nassau police said.

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maxwell

Andover, NJ

#1 Mar 12, 2008
Wow!! so much detail I can't absorb it all.
Outta Here

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Mar 12, 2008
I'm surprised the cops couldn't get there quicker, there's a Dunkin Doughnuts a few blocks away.
Whiley Jamison

AOL

#3 Mar 12, 2008
Outta Here wrote:
I'm surprised the cops couldn't get there quicker, there's a Dunkin Doughnuts a few blocks away.
They were watching Spitzer go down on TV
mr nice guy

Southwick, MA

#4 Mar 12, 2008
With all the banks being held-up on long island, who needs a ATM card ? all i need is a note to get cash. So glad my money is FDIC. How about a dye pack
Realist

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Mar 12, 2008
This is the second time this bank has been robbed. The first was just a few months ago, maybe the same people?
whats going on

Denver, CO

#8 Mar 12, 2008
long island is really getting bad, these kind of things never happened a few years back. the cops are really going to start earning their pay now, it's becoming more and more like brooklyn/queens here.
and yes i live on LI, even thou my ISP address is elsewhere
C Untlikker

New York, NY

#9 Mar 12, 2008
Did the perps take the getaway bus back to Hempstead?
Wild Bill

Maryland Heights, MO

#11 Mar 12, 2008
seems like it's real easy to rob a bank and get away with it these days
mister hard driver

Huntington, NY

#13 Mar 12, 2008
Wild Bill wrote:
seems like it's real easy to rob a bank and get away with it these days
lets see about the "getting away" part
John

Huntington, NY

#14 Mar 12, 2008
Whats happening to wantagh? First home invasions an now this?!?!
be careful

Congers, NY

#16 Mar 12, 2008
This morning heist(and mind you I am ncpd) they had 2 cars on the scene in under 2 minutes. Thought they had a car on the Wantagh but n/g. Commerce bank is a popular bank for some reason. The die pack had deployed and a direction but these guys were way to quick. Too!!!!!! many bank robberies in the last 6 mos. or so. A couple of weeks ago ncpd even mandated stepped up patrols
Cornholio

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Mar 13, 2008
Too much info in this story. Great description of the perps. Crazy bank robbing chimps.
Bob

Huntington, NY

#19 Mar 13, 2008
idk
Cut the waste

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Mar 13, 2008
I've lived in Wantagh for the past 21 years. Wantagh likes to hide things like this. It's bad for real estate values. Nothing mentioned about World Gym being "tagged" recently. Maybe if the 7th PCT pulled out of the 7-11 lot on Park Ave & Beech St once in a while, they might catch someone.
GoYanks

Washington, DC

#21 Mar 13, 2008
FDNY wrote:
Wantagh / Levittown is the white GHETTO
What an ignorant comment by someone with an I.Q. hovering around 70! North shore geek!
booker t

Andover, NJ

#22 Mar 13, 2008
No Bank employees or Customers had guns to protect themselves or deter the crime because New York has rules AGAINST the secind ammendment of the Constitution.

Stealing and Robbing is a No-brainer her ein Lower New York...there's no chance of meeting any resistance.

In fact, that's my retirement plan :)

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#23 Mar 13, 2008
my dad was in the bank when this happened the dye did explode and the suspect was wearing a black hoodie and track pants with gold stripes down the legs.

the suspect walked in the infront of my dad.

there you go newsday, a 17 year old H.S. senior just gave a description of the man for you. in your face!

HOOAH!

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#24 Mar 13, 2008
the pants were blue with gold stripes

HOOAH!

Since: Jun 07

Copiague, NY

#25 Mar 13, 2008
whats going on wrote:
long island is really getting bad, these kind of things never happened a few years back. the cops are really going to start earning their pay now, it's becoming more and more like brooklyn/queens here.
and yes i live on LI, even thou my ISP address is elsewhere
This kind of thing has happened on Long Island, and everywhere else for as long as I can remember. I remember the robber going through the glass partition at Security National (yes, before Chemical Bank) around the seventies. We're no different than anywhere else.
Richard E

Amityville, NY

#26 Mar 13, 2008
A couple of thoughts...

1. Why ARE there so many banks in Nassau lately? Everytime a gas station or a deli goes out of business, a bank moves in! I have direct deposit and bank online; I haven't been inside a bank since the last time I used a payphone.

2. It's 2008, and someone can still rob a bank?!? And often get away with it!?!?!? What is this, the old West??? I refuse to believe that banks today cannot be designed to be both secure and customer friendly. No way. It's like they're asking for it.(i.e. When WaMu took over Dime, all the bulletproof partitions in front of the tellers came down).

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