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.

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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.

I know many people have bigger problems but I had 6 months of work on those HDs. Please contact me and I'll give you 1000$ to get my hd back

— Ian Kelly (@iankellysmusic) January 6, 2016

C'est MALADE! Merci merci merci!!!! pic.twitter.com/4B0RwbfCyx

— Ian Kelly (@iankellysmusic) January 7, 2016


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