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Escaped inmate may have stolen Imo’s delivery car, St. Louis County police say

Police say that 36-year-old Bruce Brutsman, an inmate at the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, allegedly stole a vehicle from the 5800 block of Hampton Avenue during his flight from a St. Louis hospital. Police identified the vehicle as a white, four-door 1997 Toyota Tercel with black bumpers and a Missouri license plate with the number SK8R4K.
Police say that 36-year-old Bruce Brutsman, an inmate at the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, allegedly stole a vehicle from the 5800 block of Hampton Avenue during his flight from a St. Louis hospital. Police identified the vehicle as a white, four-door 1997 Toyota Tercel with black bumpers and a Missouri license plate with the number SK8R4K.

The escaped inmate sought by St. Louis County police is believed to have stolen an Imo’s delivery car when he fled from an area hospital.

Bruce Brutsman, 36, was taken from the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri on Saturday morning after allegedly swallowing a battery. According to a police statement, he was able to escape from a St. Louis County correctional officer while under supervision from medical professionals and fled on foot.

Police now say that Brutsman allegedly stole an Imo’s delivery car from the 5800 block of Hampton Avenue during his flight from the medical facility. Police identified it as a four-door 1997 Toyota Tercel. The car is white with black bumpers and displays a Missouri license plate with the number SK8R4K.

Brutsman is described as 6-foot-6, weighing 240 pounds and is considered armed and dangerous. He was in custody on charges of burglary and property crimes.

Anyone with information regarding Brutsman or his whereabouts should contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS(8477). The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons and Intelligence Unit is leading the investigation.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald

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