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.READ MORE: PHOTOS: 74th Annual Tony Awards Red Carpet
The BMW sedan struck an awning outside the building, causing it to collapse onto the sidewalk.READ MORE: Activists Again Call For Getting Carriage Horses Off NYC Streets Following Injury
“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.MORE NEWS: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
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 www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enterings TIP577.