Colton Harris-Moore Begins Break-in Spree In The Bahamas


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Colton Harris-Moore Begins Break-in Spree In The Bahamas

By Bill Goldston

July 8, 2010 - Colton Harris-Moore dubbed the “Barefoot Burglar,” for the reason that he once kicked off his shoes to flee police chasing him in the woods, has once again stolen an aircraft fleeing to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas where he has begun his break-in spree.  

Police are alleging that over the 4th of July weekend, Colton Harris-Moore stole a single engine Cessna Corvalis 400, tail number N660BA, from Monroe County Airport (KBMG) Bloomington, Indiana in which he managed to fly to the Bahamas.

Bahamian authorities are saying that the aircraft crashed landed in the water near Sandy Point and that there were neither signs of the pilot nor any passengers.

Alistair McDonald a restaurant and bar owner at Great Abaco's Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas reported to police authorities that he became a victim of the “Barefoot Burglar” in the early morning of Tuesday.


McDonald said his surveillance video system taped the break in and the pilferage of his eating establishment. At one point Colton Harris-Moore had taken a flashlight, shined the light into the lens and then turned the cameras to the walls. "He seemed pretty relaxed and at ease," McDonald said. Dwight Pinder gas station owner on Sandy Point on the southern tip of Great Abaco Island, Bahamas reported that his shop was broken into on Sunday night. Pinder reported that Colton Harris-Moore had rummaged through his gas station for food and supplies.

The Bahamian Police have issued a bulletin warning residents and business owners to be on the watch and that Colton Harris-Moore should be considered "armed and dangerous." The FBI on Tuesday has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Colton Harris-Moore.


Colton Harris-Moore is a fugitive from Camano Island, Washington. In 2007, he was convicted and sentenced to 3 years in a juvenile detention center. However, Colton was later transferred to a halfway house because of good behavior. In 2008, while serving time in the halfway home, Colton Harris-Moore escaped out a second story window. At bed-check he was in his pajamas and when the counselors left to do further rounds in the building, Colton climbed out a second story window and has been on the run ever since with his infamous run from the law.

Colton Harris-Moore is suspected in the theft of at least five small aircraft, a boat and two cars, and in the burglaries of at least 100 private residences in various locations around the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada.

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