State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County property.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered an unoccupied residence in the 1100 block of Barnesville Drive, in Ryan Township, Monday, April 8. They proceeded to remove copper pipe from the basement of the residence.

Troopers said a neighbor of the property owner checked it about 2:10 p.m. and scared off the criminals who fled in a older model sedan, blue in color. The property owner was identified as John Zukas, of Barnesville.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.