NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a driver who crashed into a Brooklyn funeral home and then ran off.

The crash happened around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning at the Sabatino Funeral Home on Avenue U in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn.

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The BMW sedan struck an awning outside the building, causing it to collapse onto the sidewalk.

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“We heard a tremendous noise and we looked out the window,” said Donald T. Sabatino. “We had a canopy and two trees and two pillars protecting the awning. There was a BMW under the canopy. We watched for a minute, and somebody opened the door, surveyed the damage and left.”

Police and firefighters cut the canopy down and quickly removed the BMW.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682), logging onto the Crime stoppers website at, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enterings TIP577.