An 18-year-old one-armed drummer has had thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen after thieves broke into his car.
Recording engineer student at Nimbus, Jack Thomas, was on a break from a school project when the incident took place in the early hours of Friday morning.
Thomas says thieves stole important school work, which is due on Monday, as well as technical equipment.
“I had my car parked out front of Nimbus and from a half hour time span, from when I went inside the building and came back outside, somebody had stolen all of my equipment, including a 15 inch 2015 Macbook Pro, two one terabyte hard drives with all of my programs and all of my files, thousands of dollars worth of equipment that I need for this school is now in somebody else’s hands.”
Another setback to his musical career
A year ago, Thomas lost his arm in a workplace accident. He has since relearned the drums and hasn’t given up on his musical ambitions, taking the next step in his career by attending Nimbus.
Speaking to Global News, Thomas says the chances of the cops recovering the stolen gear is slim and he’ll likely have to start all over again.
“I was quite distraught. It was a big weight on my shoulders. It’s not something that’s easy to come across, especially that expensive equipment. I also have all of my assignments due this coming Monday that I had worked on this past month and now it’s all gone.”
No obstacle will stop him from achieving his goals
And it’s not just about missing the deadline to hand in his school projects; Thomas says the work taken from him includes hours of original music, which means the world to him.
“Sure, it may seem like just some songs and some tracks, but those songs and tracks are my blood, sweat and tears, my pride and soul.”
But Thomas won’t give up, he tells Global News that no obstacle can stop him from reaching his dreams.
“Overall, I have a goal of a life in music, and there is nothing in this world that can stop me from getting there.”