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Video: Truck Crashes Into Highland Park Coffee Shop Then Flees

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A truck crashed into a cafe in Highland Park early Sunday morning—caught in action on the cafe's surveillance camera.

The video shows a pickup truck crashing into the glass storefront window of Highland Cafe on the 5000 block of York Boulevard, and making several attempts to reverse back onto the street. The driver fled the scene, despite passersby attempts to keep the driver at the scene, according to CBS LA.

Witnesses told ABC 7 that the car had been burning and lost control after making a left turn. Owner of the Highland Cafe, Alfonso Arellano said, "There was a lot of people around trying to stop him, but he was still able to get out and take off so there is some footage. We're hoping someone will come forward." He told NBC LA that 17 people would be out of work while the cafe undergoes repairs. Highland Cafe announced on their Instagram this morning that they would be closed temporarily, for an indefinite time.

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Police say the vehicle is a tan, 1980s Ford pickup truck.

This is the second hit and run to occur in Highland Park in the last week—last weekend, a woman wasstruck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing Figueroa Street. That suspect is also still at large.