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 on the 1600-block of First Street North on Jan. 19, but it was stolen that night.
On Saturday afternoon, a passerby spotted the abandoned snowmobile in a ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway, about five kilometres east of Brandon.
Police surmise that the culprit was left stranded after the engine gave out.
They continue to investigate.
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