ORCAS ISLAND—Infamous teen bandit Colton Harris-Moore may be at it again.
Early Sunday morning, the San Juan County Sheriff's Office received report of a commercial alarm at the ACE Hardware store in Eastsound on Orcas Island and now the Sheriff's Office is calling 18-year-old Harris-Moore their "prime person of interest."
An air search was launched and a K-9 unit brought in from nearby Whatcom County, but an extensive search of the area was unsuccessful, Cumming said.
Since he escaped from a halfway house in April 2008, Harris-Moore has been sought in scores of break-ins around Western Washington and is suspected of stealing four small planes and crashing each one.
He has garnered considerable media attention and was nicknamed the barefoot burglar after allegedly committing some break-ins without wearing shoes.
Authorities say he typically breaks into businesses or unoccupied vacation homes in the islands north of Seattle. Most recently, he is suspected of stealing a $650,000 private plane from Anacortes on Feb. 10.
The plane was recovered in the mud the next morning on Orcas Island.
Cumming and other officials in the region say they share information about the fugitive teen, but lack the money to dedicate resources and manpower toward capturing him.
They also point out that he is just one of many burglars they want to catch and crimes they need to solve.
Nothing was stolen in the break-in Sunday morning, although it marked the second at the location in the last year and investigators say evidence points to Harris-Moore.
The Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Laboratory will be analyzing all collected evidence before making a final determination of the prime suspect. This will take several weeks to process.
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is continuing to actively investigate all leads and plans to enhance surveillance around the areas being investigated.