Panache Steel Orchestra Seeks Aid Following Burglary

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Members of the Panache Steel Orchestra have launched an appeal for help after a person or persons unknown reportedly damaged and stole property from their Sir Sydney Walling Highway pan yard on the weekend.

Captain of Panache Steel Orchestra, Maurisha Potter, disclosed that the members which mostly consist of young people, are now fearful and feel unsafe following the incident.

“We feel a bit timid now, going to the pan yard because now we are aware that someone is probably watching us or watching our movements. We have a lot of young people in our band, and I feel uneasy. I don’t want it to be a case where one of these days somebody runs up when the young people are practicing and somebody is in danger,” Potter told Observer yesterday

She recounted the series of events which led to the discovery of the damage and missing items from the band’s compound.

“One of the older members of the band would have gone to the pan yard at around 7:30 [Friday] morning and when he reached, he realised that the bus was completely open — the side door was open, the windows were down and that’s when he realised that someone would have broken into the bus because now that he checked out the bus, he realised the battery was missing.

Steelband appeals for assistance to secure premises following burglary  Antigua Observer


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