Provincial police are investigating after a break-in at an Essex home.

Essex County OPP officers say it happened at in 1900 block of South Malden Road on Sunday, sometime between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the homeowners were away.

A large quantity of property and a shotgun was taken from within the residence, according to police.

Anyone that may have been in the area and may have any information is asked to contact the Essex OPP Street Crimes Unit at (519)723-2491 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).