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Father of Layla Aiken arrested for bank robbery

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 10:26:43-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — UPDATE 12/1/2020 8:45 PM:

Lee County deputies arrested Glenn Michael Aiken for the robbery of Midwest One Bank on Gladiolus Dr. in Fort Myers.

Aiken was identified through a Crime Stoppers tip over the weekend and was apprehended this afternoon.

He is the father of Layla Aiken, the 8-year-old who was killed at a Cape Coral bus stop.

The hit-and-run happened back in March 2019 on NE 3rd Avenue and NE 19th Terrace.

Layla was waiting for the school bus with her two older brothers.

Logan Hetherington is the driver accused of hitting and killing Layla.

He was sentenced in February 2020 after accepting a plea deal.

Hetherington was sentenced as a youthful offender and will serve 24 months at the Department of Corrections and 24 months of community control, and 24 months of standard state probation.

At the sentencing, Layla's mother, Kathleen Redmond, spoke through tears about her daughter's bright life and agonizing death.

She also said she was angry with Hetherington for leaving her daughter to die but doesn't believe he is a killer.

"I don't see an evil man when I look at Logan. I see a scared young man who made stupid, selfish choices as teenagers are known to do," said Redmond.

The death of Layla left her community hurting.

Many people left stuffed animals, flowers, and a picture of the little girl around the stop sign at the intersection where the accident happen.

Many people also stepped up to help protect other children at bus stops.

Benches were built by organizations and placed at school bus stops around Lee County.

A non-profit called Lights for Layla was created and to raise funds to improve bus stop safety.

And hundreds of parents, kids, and neighbors went to a Cape Coral council meeting asking city leaders to make bus stops safer.


UPDATE 11/28/20:

Southwest Florida CrimeStoppers says the same suspect entered the Fifth Third Bank on Park Royal Drive.

They say the person was acting suspiciously and ran away when they came in contact with a bank employee.

Investigators say no demands were made, and no weapons were seen.

UPDATE 6:30 PM:

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying and tracking down a man who robbed a MidWestOne bank late this afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m., a man walked into the branch location at 8690 Gladiolus Drive and passed a teller an envelope and note demanding cash. As soon as the teller complied, the suspect left the bank on foot. At no point was a weapon displayed or implied. Witnesses say the suspect is a white male, between 30 and 40 years of age.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app. All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.


Lee County deputies are investigating a bank robbery at Midwest One Bank, 8690 Gladiolus Dr. in Fort Myers.

This is an active scene.

If you have seen anyone suspicious or have any information, please contact law enforcement.

FOX4 will bring you more information as it is available.