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Bizarre burglary in Schuylkill County

SHEPPTON, Pa. - Someone in Schuylkill County is facing heat for stealing the heat.

Police in Schuylkill County are investigating a bizarre burglary in which several feet of aluminum baseboard heaters were stolen from a Sheppton home.

State Police said the burglary happened sometime between March 5 and April 5 at a home in the 900 block of Center Street in Sheppton.

Police said the burglar or burglars got into the home after cutting a screen on a rear door. Once inside, a door to an adjoining residence was pried open.

Items stolen include several feet of aluminum baseboard heaters, a 100-gallon water heater and jewelry box containing various pieces of costume jewelry.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Frackville at 570-874-5300.

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