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Bank robbery suspect arrested

Suspect the father of young Cape hit-and-run victim

By CJ HADDAD - | Dec 2, 2020

Glenn Michael Aiken

A suspect charged in a Fort Myers bank robbery has been revealed to be the father of an 8-year-old Cape Coral girl who died in a 2019 hit-and-run while waiting for her school bus. 

Glenn Michael Aiken, 36, of Fort Myers was arrested Tuesday night and charged with robbery without a firearm and possession of a bulletproof vest during certain offenses. 

The robbery occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 when the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to MidWestOne Bank on Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers and learned a man passed a teller an envelope with a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect left the bank according to police. 

LCSO was also called to Fifth Third Bank on Park Royal Drive in Fort Myers a short while later “in reference to a suspicious person.” LCSO officers discovered the individual at Fifth Third, who left after being approached by an employee, matched the description of the MidWestOne robber after speaking with staff. 

Over the weekend, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers received a tip that led to the identification of Aiken. 

“Crime Stoppers thanks the community for its response in sharing tips about the case, and especially the one tipster whose anonymous tip led to his arrest this evening,” read a Crime Stoppers release.

Aiken is the father of Layla Aiken, who passed away in a hit-and-run in March 2019 in Cape Coral while she waited for her school bus with her two brothers. 

Aiken is being held at Lee County Jail on a $30,000 bond. His scheduled trial date is Jan. 4 of 2021. 


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