Updated: Monday, December 31 2012, 05:46 PM EST
A group of robbers break-in on Christmas Eve and steal irreplaceable meteorites belonging to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. Now investigators hope surveillance photos will help them find the suspects. The group smashed windows and along with the meteorites, they got away with large screen televisions and projectors. PARI is a leading educator in astronomy and the losses hit the non-profit especially hard. There is a 1-thousand dollar reward being offered for information that leads to the identity of the offenders. Call the crime stoppers hotline at 828-862-7463 with any information.