CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — CrimeStoppers is increasing the reward for information leading to the arrest of an inmate who escaped the St. Louis County Justice Center this weekend.

brutsman CrimeStoppers Increases Reward for Info on Escaped Inmate

Bruce Brutsman (St. Louis County Police photo)

Bruce Brutsman reportedly escaped from custody around 9:30 Saturday morning when he was taken to the hospital for swallowing a battery. He was in jail on charges of burglary and other property crimes.

CrimeStoppers is now offering $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. You can call them anonymously at 866-371-TIPS.

Police think Brutsman has stolen a car. He is about 6’6,” 240 pounds. Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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