DAVID Breedon is shaking his head over the case of the “nice thieves” who stole his jet-ski 13 months ago.
It turned up a week ago on a track near the rail trail at Tallangatta — after being stolen from Noreuil Park in Albury.
“It’s bizarre. It looks like it hasn’t been used and still has a full tank of petrol,” Mr Breedon said yesterday.
“It looks like it’s been in a shed under cover. It hasn’t been marked.
“But the weirdest thing is the seats are missing.”
The battery had also been taken.
Mr Breedon, the owner of Murray River Canoe Hire, left the jet-ski at the Noreuil Park boat ramp for 20 minutes early on a Tuesday in December 2011.
When he returned at 9.30am from guiding a canoe trip on the Murray River, the 10-year-old jet-ski and its trailer were gone.
Now, more than a year later, two fishermen walking down a track near the rail trail, found the dumped jet-ski and trailer.
Mr Breedon was shocked his jet-ski had been stolen in daylight.
“It was almost like they were watching me when I dropped it off,” he said.”
He said he was even more surprised it was found in good nick.
“At least they were nice thieves, they didn’t torch it,” he said.”
Mr Breedon, who is now waiting on second-hand seats from Queensland, will insure the jet-ski and attach a GPS tracking device.
He asked anyone who has seen any grey/silver jet-ski seats to contact police.
Acting Insp Paul Goodwin, of Albury, said no further inquiries would be made.