FBI narrows search for Colton Harris-Moore to small island in Bahamas

SEATTLE – Despite a manhunt, Colton Harris-Moore has not been arrested in the Bahamas, the FBI said today.

The Camano Island fugitive is being sought on the small island of Great Abaco near where a plane stolen in Indiana crashed offshore Sunday, officials said.

FBI Special Agent Steven Dean said the elusive fugitive, 19, has not been found and there was nothing new to report.

On Tuesday, the FBI announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to Harris-Moore’s arrest and unsealed charges against the teen related to a plane theft in Idaho last fall.

Harris-Moore has been a fugitive for more than two years and is a suspect in more than five dozen crimes, including plane thefts.

It was the Indiana plane theft, recovered in three-foot deep water off the Bahamas, that had officials launching an effort to nab Harris-Moore.

“He’s not in custody as yet. We’re following some leads and we’re working with the Abaco community to try and find him. Hopefully we should find him,” Assistant Police Commissioner Glenn Miller told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

Great Abaco Island is a sparsely populated northern Bahamian island known for fishing and sailing. A sailing regatta was under way there, giving a would-be boat theft ample opportunity. Police on the island handed out wanted posters appealing for information about Harris-Moore following the plane’s crash-landing.

The Associated Press reported that island police launched a fruitless search for the Pacific Northwest serial burglar Monday night in wooded areas around Sandy Point, near the mangrove wetlands at the island’s southern tip where the plane landed.

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