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Durham man wanted in break-in, larceny

Posted March 9, 2011 11:35 a.m. EST

— Durham police are once again searching for a suspect who has dozens of past break-in convictions and once hid in an attic to avoid arrest.

Police said that Marcus Shareef, 22, of Sherwood Drive, is wanted in connection with an Oct. 13, 2010, break-in and larceny at an apartment on Louise Circle.

Anyone with information on Shareef's whereabouts is asked to call police at 919-560-4583, extension 29366, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

Shareef has spent four of the past six years in prison and has more than three dozen convictions, including possession of a firearm by a felon, assault on an officer and numerous break-in and larceny charges, according to state Department of Correction records.

Shareef was at the center of a three-hour standoff at an apartment building on Sherwood Drive on Feb. 5, 2009. Police said he ran from officers trying to arrest him and hid in an attic until police fired tear gas.

DOC records show that he served 1½ years in connection with those charges and was released on Oct. 8, 2010, five days before the break-in in which he is charged.