Two arrested in connection with Hattiesburg robbery

Hattiesburg Police made two arrests this weekend after tips from received from the public.

Shawn Adams of Hattiesburg and George Johnson of Petal are both accused in the recent robbery of "Any Day's a Payday." Police said Adams walked in with a hammer demanding money. He is charged with armed robbery, and Johnson is being charged as an accessory after the fact. Both suspects were on probation through the Mississippi Department of Corrections for unrelated offenses.

"We're right in, right under a week of Night Out Against Crime," said Officer Synarus Green. "One of the key points that we focus on, one of the biggest ones in the campaign, was unification of the community and law enforcement, kinda working together to make sure the streets are safe, and within days we started receiving tips from the public about what people thought might have been going on as far as robberies."