MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (CBS/WISH/AP) Police armed with shotguns fanned out with German shepherds as the search for Colton Harris-Moore entered its sixth day on Great Abaco Island, a sparsely populated island in the Bahamas where police believe he has been hiding out since ditching a stolen plane offshore.
CBS News' 48 Hours | Mystery obtained exclusive photos of the single-engine airplane the young fugitive is suspected of stealing from an Indiana airport and crashing in the Bahamas.
Authorities suspect the teen dubbed "The Barefoot Bandit" has been hiding in thick groves of trees and emerging at night to break into homes and shops and steal provisions.
"We are intensifying our search and we are going to be relentless until we catch him," Assistant Police Commissioner Glenn Miller said.
As Harris-Moore continues to evade the island-wide dragnet, some of Abaco's 16,000 residents have expressed the same admiration that Harris-Moore has won in corners of the United States during his two-year run from the law.
Since escaping from a halfway house in Washington State, he has become a folk hero of sorts, with escapes allegedly involving stolen cars, boats and airplanes.
"I tip my hat to the fellow," said Clayton Sands, a 54-year-old Bahamian who has been following every twist in the case. "For him to duck and dodge the police in two countries at 19, that's impressive."
Wanted posters featuring the blue-eyed, 6-foot-5-inch teen have been plastered across this one-stoplight sailing town, where tourists and locals debated prospects for the fugitive's capture. A playful video circulating among islanders showed a footprint etched in the parking lot outside a Marsh Harbour government building.
"I don't think they're going to get him," said Andrew Gates, a 42-year-old heavy-equipment operator. "He's a smart guy."