Safe containing gold, Michael Jordan rookie cards stolen from NW Indiana home

Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls stands on the court moves the ball at the parameter against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls stands on the court moves the ball at the parameter against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Authorities say a 700-pound safe containing gold, silver and Michael Jordan rookie cards has been stolen from a home in Northwest Indiana.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the victim was at his job in Chicago when a construction job working on the the home in Michigan City, Indiana, found a ladder under an open window.

LaPorte County Police Captain Mike Kellems says there were marks that indicate the safe was likely rolled out of the front door on a cart.

The victim tells police the safe contained $26,000 in gold coins, close to $2,000 in coins and bars made of silver and $8,000 in cash. There were also three rookie cards of the former Chicago Bulls superstar estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars.