NEWS
01/07/2016 10:56 EST | Updated 01/07/2017 00:12 EST

Montreal's Ian Kelly gets stolen hard drives back after social media pleas

Montreal indie pop-rocker Ian Kelly says someone has returned stolen hard drives containing the only copies of an album he was preparing to release.

Kelly took to Twitter and Facebook this week to plead for the return of the drives, which he says were swiped from an SUV on Tuesday between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

At around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Kelly announced on Twitter his property had been returned by the thief's father.

Kelly had offered a reward to anyone who found his hard drives, but he says the man refused it.

The singer-songwriter says the stolen master copy and backup contain about six months of work.

The Canadian Press