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Bank robbery suspect bonds out of Lee County Jail

A father once grieving the death of his little girl is now accused of a bank robbery.

Glenn Michael Aiken, 36, bonded out of Lee County Jail Wednesday night after he was arrested for robbing one bank and appearing suspicious at another. Aiken posted a $30,000 bond.

Aiken posted bond around 4:30 p.m. We had the only crew at the jail when Aiken made his way out later at night. He did not answer any questions we asked him.

Investigators say Aiken slid a bank teller a note at a MidWestOne Bank last Friday, demanded money and then took off. They say he was also acting suspicious at a Fifth Third Bank. Both were in south Fort Myers.

Over the weekend, a tip sent to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers led them to Aiken.

We spoke to Aiken numerous times since the tragic death of his daughter, 8-year-old Layla Aiken, who was killed in a hit-and-run at her Cape Coral bus stop in March 2019.

Aiken faces charges for robbery without a firearm or weapon and possession of a bulletproof vest during certain offenses.

Jail officials told us Aiken does not have to wear an electronic monitoring device, but a judge ordered him to stay away from the banks and have no contact with any of the bank employees.

Aiken is scheduled to appear in court in January 2021.

Reporter:Justin Kase
Taylor Petras
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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