Two thieves had a brush with the law when they stole cash from hairdryers at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on Sunday last.
Two members of staff apprehended two youths after they had been alerted to the incident by members of the public.
The brazen break-in happened during a motor show which was being held at the centre at the weekend.
The staff then gave chase to the youths and caught them outside at the football pitches.
The Gardai were called and attended the scene and a full file on the matter is being prepared.