Bahamas police catch `Barefoot Bandit`: Official

Police in Bahamas have caught teenage US fugitive known as Barefoot Bandit.

Nassau: Police in the Bahamas say they have caught the teenage US fugitive known as the "Barefoot Bandit”.

A police official says 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore was arrested on Sunday morning on the northern island of Eleuthera. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorised to speak publicly about the case.

The official said police expect to fly Harris-Moore within hours from Eleuthera to Nassau, the capital of the island chain off the Florida coast.

Island police have been searching for the wily fugitive since he allegedly crash-landed a stolen plane on nearby Great Abaco Island a week ago.

He has been on the run from American law enforcement since escaping from a Washington state halfway house in 2008.

Bureau Report