Published: Nov 25, 2010 6:56 PM EST
Updated: Nov 25, 2010 4:00 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla – A Fort Myers man came back from a trip to only find his home broken into and a his rarest possessions missing.

Lee County Deputies arrived at the home of Donald Dan after receiving a call Wednesday that someone had broken into his van and home.

Dan says when he came home he realized that someone broke into his van, stole the garage door opener and used it to break in.

More than $60,000 worth of rare shells and fossils were stolen as well a jewelry, display trays and three sets of car keys.

Dan works out of his home as a rare shell and fossil dealer and was out of the country for the past month.

Dan says he is a well-known dealer and plans to make a detailed report of his missing inventory.