A HOTEL manager has been threatened with a tomahawk in an attempted armed robbery in Armidale.
The incident took place shortly before 2am at a Marsh Street hotel on Thursday.
Two men are now in police custody after it's alleged they busted in, confronted the manager and demanded cash.
The manager was allegedly chased through the building by the men, but managed to dial Triple Zero.
New England Police District officers arrived on and arrested a man as he was trying to leave the scene in a stolen car.
Shortly after, a second man was arrested at a home on Niagara Street in Armidale. Investigations are continuing into the whereabouts of a third man.
A crime scene has been established at the hotel and detectives are speaking with the two men.
This is the fourth robbery in three weeks in Armidale, after bar staff chucked stools at an armed robber at the Whitebull Hotel on Monday night.