Stealing a broken snowmobile didn't pay off for one thief.
Police say they've recovered a snowmobile that was stolen about a week ago.
The 2008 Ski-doo Renegade 800 had been dropped off for engine repair at a business in the 1600-block of First Street North on Sunday, Jan. 20 but it was stolen that night.
On Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25, a passerby spotted the abandoned snowmobile in a ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway, just three miles east of Brandon. Police surmise that the culprit was left stranded after the engine gave out.
They continue to investigate.