updated 07/13/2010 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/13/2010 AT 4:05 PM ET
The Barefoot Bandit is on his way back to the United States.
Colton Harris-Moore pleaded guilty Tuesday in the Bahamas to illegally entering the country and will soon be deported to face prosecution for his alleged two-year crime spree, the Associated Press reports.
The teenager, who was arrested Sunday after a high-speed boat chase on the island, has been on the run since 2008. Authorities allege he was involved in about 70 property crimes, stealing cars, boats and planes – and often without shoes.