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Sheriff: WLOX viewer helped nab KFCU robbery suspects

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Aleisha Dyaz Landry (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Aleisha Dyaz Landry (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam says an alert WLOX News viewer helped lead investigators to a Picayune couple suspected of robbing the Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead last Thursday.

Jessie Landry, 42, and his wife Aleisha Dyaz Landry, 33, were arrested early Thursday morning in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

"The two suspects were located at the first location that two of our investigators went to with no incident. Actually, they were very surprised," said investigator Mark Alison.

Sheriff Adam said his investigators received a tip about the suspects' identities Wednesday morning, and worked with other law enforcement agencies to compile a list of addresses associated with the pair. That led them to Bogalusa and a home belonging to Aleisha Dyaz Landry's mother.

"We also discovered the vehicle they used in the event, in the crime, and learned it was stolen from Tennessee. We also conducted a search warrant at the location and we recovered a number of items that are going to help us convict them," explained Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan.

Grannan would not say exactly what that evidence was, but he did say it would be significant to the case.

"We do have a number of different items that are defiantly going to show what took place."

The Landrys are being held in Louisiana, and extradition proceedings are pending. Both are charged with armed robbery and simple possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. If convicted of armed robbery, the pair face life in prison.

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