Barefoot bandit captured in Bahamas boat-chase

275x250.jpgA teenage fugitive dubbed 'the Barefoot Bandit' has been caught after two years on the run from the police.

During his crime spree, 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore stole fast cars, powerboats and more than five planes - always keeping one step ahead of the authorities.

As his thefts became more audacious, so his popularity grew online and at the time of his arrest the cult hero had thousands of fans online.

Colton - who originally snuck out of Juvenile detention centre - even featured on a FBI wanted poster as legend of his crimes grew.

However, he was eventually captured in the Bahamas in a boat-chase with the Royal Bahamas Police Force... well if there's a cool way to get caught that's it.
He got the 'Barefoot Bandit' name because he often went shoeless during his crime spree leaving chalk footprints on the floor at the scene of crimes.

According to Assistant Special Agent in Charge Steven Dean of the Seattle FBI, "It was great police work by the Royal Bahamas Police Force and timely and crucial sharing of information by the police departments in Washington, Idaho, Nebraska, and Indiana that led to Harris-Moore's apprehension."


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