Montreal musician Ian Kelly gets album back after break-in

Montreal musician Ian Kelly is overjoyed now that he got his stolen hard drives containing irreplaceable master tapes of his new album returned to him.

Hard drive containing master tapes of singer's new album stolen from car Tuesday evening

Singer Ian Kelly was offering a $1000 reward for the safe return of the hard drives containing the master tapes for his new album. (Facebook)

Montreal musician Ian Kelly is overjoyed now that he got his stolen hard drives containing irreplaceable master tapes of his new album returned to him.

On his Twitter feed Wednesday evening, Kelly wrote to tell people they could stop their search for his stolen hard drives because he got them back. He also posted a picture of his lost items.

"It's sick. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!" he tweeted in French.

In his Twitter interaction with fans, Kelly added that it was the alleged thief's parents who brought back his things. He said that they didn't accept the $1,000 reward he was offering.

"They refused the reward and apologized," Kelly said on Twitter

All of this comes about 24 hours after someone stole the hard drives from his car Tuesday evening between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The car was parked on Wiseman Avenue near the corner of Jarry Street West.

Kelly said he normally stores the master drive and the backup drive in separate locations, but he was distracted Tuesday night and had both in his car.

The drives contained six months worth of work. When they went missing, he issued a plea on social media begging the thief or thieves not to wipe them out.

With files from Steve Rukavina

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