Police have arrested two men aged 42 and 31 from the Larnaca district in connection with two robberies which were committed early Thursday.
When the 31-year-old man was searched, €402 cash, a knife, a small quantity of cannabis and a substance which is suspected to be crystal ice, were found on him.
He has reportedly confessed to robbing a supermarket in Livadia and a hotel in Oroklini.
A receptionist working in an Oroklini hotel reported to police he was attacked at 2am on Thursday and €130 was stolen from him.
The 86-year-old Turkish Cypriot night worker reported that shortly after 2am man around .85 metres tall got out of a hire car outside the hotel.
Covering his face with his T-shirt, the man entered the hotel, grabbed a piece of wood and attacked the employee. As the employee fell to the floor, the thief took the money from the drawer of the front desk.
According to the 86-year-old the masked man spoke with a Cypriot accent.
The attack was filmed by the hotel’s security camera.
The employee hurt his arm when he was trying to protect himself and was taken by ambulance to Larnaca general hospital.
At around 7am Thursday a supermarket owner from Livadia told police a person whose head was covered with a handkerchief had entered the building at 6.45am and threatened him with a piece of wood, demanding money.
He took €500 from the cash register and some packs of cigarettes before leaving in a small rental car.
Like the receptionist, the supermarket owner reported the attacker was speaking with a Cypriot accent.
The arrests followed a man hunt which was launched by police on Thursday.