Police probe alleged theft of children's underwear from changing rooms at Bangor's Aurora Leisure Complex
Police are investigating a report of children's underwear being stolen from Bangor's Aurora Leisure Complex on Thursday afternoon.
Police say the incident was reported that sometime between 2.30pm and 3.45pm a number of items of clothing were stolen from the changing rooms at the facility.
A parent described the theft of his daughter's underwear as "very sinister."
The man told the Belfast Telegraph that his daughter was swimming at the complex this afternoon as part of their Easter club but when she and her friends returned to the changing room, a number of them discovered their underwear was missing.
"They had been told to put their bags into one of the large, group rooms in the changing area but it must not have been locked."
The man who cannot be named to protect his daughter's identity said: "Some of the girls found their pants has been taken so given the nature of the theft that's very concerning and very sinister. I would just hope that anyone with any information would come forward to the police."
Gordon Pennock, Partnership Director, Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, said police were immediately notified once staff were aware something had happened.
"We informed the police immediately following the incident and will be supporting them to investigate in any way we can. If anyone has any information which may help the investigation we would urge them to contact the police."
Police are appealing for anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 895 of 20/04/17.
Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.