MEN ARRESTED OVER ARMIDALE ARMED ROBBERY

Two men are in police custody after a hotel manager was threatened with a tomahawk during an attempted armed robbery in Armidale this morning.

It’s alleged the manager was in the Marsh Street hotel when he was confronted just before 2am by two armed men demanding cash.

The manager was then chased by the men through the building, but managed to call police.

Officers arrived and arrested one of the men who was trying to leave in a stolen car.

Another man was arrested at a home on Niagra Street in Armidale.

Investigations are also underway into the whereabouts of a third man.

Anyone with information is asked to come forward.