I received terrible news last night from Arnie. He was robbed at work by a stranger who just walked in to his office and grabbed items from his knapsack. Said items were his newly acquired Nokia N70 mobile phone, his wallet (which I gave as a present)with all his cards, ID, and licence, his Diesel watch (which I gave him for Christmas), and his Tag Heuer watch (which I gave him as an engagement present).
Shit! He was so depressed. I spent all night calming him down over the phone but I myself was ready to skin the robber alive if ever we catch him. The good thing is that his workplace has a surveillance camera and was able to take a clear footage of the prick.
Arnie was really upset because the items, aside from the mobile phone, were a gift from myself and he treasured it because of the sentimental value of the items. I told him that those things are replaceable and that we can get those same items later on. The important thing is that at least no one got hurt. What if he happened to be in his office when the guy came in? What if the guy had a weapon with him?
He is feeling better today. He will be going to the police to give a copy of the surveillance tape. Poor Arnie, he didn't deserve this. I wish I was with him last night to give him a big, comforting hug :(