(KCEN) -- Two historic Waco cemeteries suffer over $100,000 worth of damage after vandals destroy irreplaceable headstones.
Police believe people broke into the Oakwood and First Street Cemeteries any time between 9:00 P.M. last night and 7:00 A.M. this morning.
Monuments, head stones and historic landmarks dating back to the 1800's were broken and shattered.
Police believe the damage was done by more than one person and that tools like crow bars or hammers may have been used.
The estimated damage is at least $100,000 however some of the things destroyed, you really can't put a value on.
That's because many of them are so old they can't be replaced.
A man by the name of Armstead Ross was buried there in 1883.
He was part of the group who helped build the first house in Waco.
Visitors who stopped by the cemetery today couldn't believe what they saw.
Kevin Powell says, "We thought that was erosion earlier, but upon closer inspection we noticed that's damage it's just not right."
Patrick Swanton of Waco Police says, "There is a lot of historic value, that is a very old cemetery. Some of the things last night are not going to be replaceable because of it's historic value and the age to them."
Waco Police are asking the public for help. If you saw anybody at the cemetery's near First Street last night you are asked to call Waco Police.