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Published: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 12:42 p.m.

Teen burglar's own snapshot may help police catch him

  • Colton Harris-Moore

    Colton Harris-Moore

A brazen teenage burglar who is believed to be hiding out on Camano Island may have created his own wanted poster.
Island County Sheriff Mark Brown today released a photograph deputies believe was snapped by Colton Harris-Moore himself. It was taken July 8 and recovered as part of the department's investigation surrounding the fugitive 17-year-old.
"Catching Colton Harris-Moore and putting a stop to his criminal activity is currently the top priority for your Sheriff’s Office. With your help and assistance I am confident that we can capture this felon," Brown said.
He urged anyone who spots the teen to call 911.
The sheriff on Wednesday night met with islanders about the search.
Brown hopes people remain extra vigilant, keep their doors locked and watch for the 6-foot-5-inch, 200-pound teenager.
Police believe they spotted Harris-Moore late July 17 running away after a brief car chase near the Elger Bay Grocery.
The driver jumped out of the moving car and ran. He matched Harris-Moore's description.
Deputies learned the sports car was reported stolen. They also recovered stolen property in the car.
Add to that a recent rise in reported break-ins on south Camano Island and the evidence points to Harris-Moore, Brown said.
The teenager made news last year after he eluded police for months. He was arrested in February 2007 and pleaded guilty to residential burglary.
Harris-Moore was ordered to serve at least three years in juvenile detention, but on April 22, he escaped from a Renton group home.
Island County sheriff's deputies feared the boy with the burglary habit would return home to Camano Island.
Story tags » Camano IslandBurglary

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