ALVIN Reddy is still reeling from a robbery that happened at his flat in the Capital City last week and his only hope is to pass his final exams in November.
The 21-year-old who is originally from Bocalevu in Labasa was robbed along with his elder brother and two relatives by four armed men last week after returning from class.
Mr Reddy said the thieves took his text books, stationery and brand new laptop, the stuff he depended on to complete his civil engineering course at the Fiji National University (FNU).
"I am expected to present a report towards the end of the year and part of it was stored in my laptop which was stolen," he said.
"Now, it's difficult for me to start all over again as it requires a lot of effort and at the moment, I am photocopying and printing notes from my friends because my textbooks are also gone.
"This incident has really disturbed my studies and I am just concerned it might spoil my exam results," he said.
Mr Reddy said such experiences would forever be part of his life because it happened on his birthday.
"Whenever I will celebrate my birthday in the coming years, I will always think of the incident.
"I only hope that it doesn't affect my career because I want to work and earn for my family," he said.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said investigations into the robbery were continuing.
Earlier last week, Ms Naisoro said one of the suspects was arrested and detained for questioning at the Raiwaqa Police Station.