HUNTINGTON, N.Y., May 20 (UPI) -- A retired New York Police Department officer robbed a bank in Huntington Station, N.Y., police allege.
Police in Suffolk County, N.Y., allege former NYPD Sgt. Thomas Feeney robbed Roslyn Savings Bank by presenting a note to a teller, threatening the use of a firearm if he did not receive cash, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
Suffolk Detective Sgt. Robert Doyle said Tuesday's robbery, which ended with Feeney allegedly fleeing with an unspecified amount of money, appears to be the result of economic hardship.
"He is very heavily in credit-card debt," the Major Case Squad detective alleged.
Police allege they arrested Feeney, an unemployed father-of-two, after a bank employee wrote down part of the license plate number of the car used by the fleeing robber.
The Post said Feeney, who retired from the New York Police Department in 1994, now faces a robbery charge.