'Barefoot Bandit' May Have Stolen Another Plane
July 8, 2010 — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Colton Harris-Moore, aka “the barefoot bandit,” who is believed to have moved on to the Bahamas. Harris-Moore is suspected to have committed a number of thefts, including several airplanes, from Washington State to South Dakota, Nebraska, and most recently, Indiana. He has no formal flight training and is believed to have taught himself to fly by reading manuals and information on the Internet.
The Seattle Times reported that on Sunday, July 4, a Cessna 400 Corvalis was stolen from Bloomington, Indiana, in a fashion similar to other plane thefts allegedly made by Harris-Moore. Later that day, the plane’s emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated in the waters off of the Bahamas and the Coast Guard did not find anyone with the wreckage.While it is not certain that this event is linked to Colton Harris-Moore, law enforcement officials say that the evidence strongly points to him. They suspect that he is now in the Bahamas and may be injured. People with information are urged to contact the Bahamian police.