Image courtesy Republic Bank Exodus Steelband Facebook.

Bandits struck the Republic Bank Exodus Steel Orchestra in Tunapuna last night, stealing tools and material that were stored by a contractor to facilitate infrastructural work at the panyard.

Checks are now being done to see if any instruments or other items were stolen.

It is not the first time the Exodus panyard has been targeted by criminals.

In November 2019, two armed bandits walked into the panyard, demanded the keys for the band room, and then stole two tenor pans and one double tenor.

These were valued at more than $20,000.