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Southwest Detroit woman says her home was robbed 2 days in a row

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Ashley Ball told us her home in southwest Detroit was robbed on two days in a row.  (Credit: Fox 2 News) Ashley Ball told us her home in southwest Detroit was robbed on two days in a row. (Credit: Fox 2 News)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

When 28-year-old Ashley Ball returned to her southwest Detroit home on Tuesday, she said her "door had been pried open with a crowbar."

"They ransacked my house, stole... electronics, jewelry, keepsakes," she explained.  "The Detroit Police came, and they had a team come out and dust the next day."

She thought the worst was over, but she was wrong.  When she was driving down her alley on Wednesday, she said she "crept up the alley" with her headlights turned off.

Why?  Something didn't seem right, and her suspicion was spot on.  She couldn't believe it.  She had been ripped off again, two days in a row, but this time she saw the suspects.

"I called 911.  I said I had the cars, I had the guys, described them, gave them the license plate," Ball said.

The suspects took off, and she peeled out after them.

"Chased through Dearborn, Dearborn Heights.  911 told me to quit chasing them because I was putting myself in danger," Ball explained.  "I was on the phone with 911.  I was screaming I caught him, and he's here.  Are you guys coming?"

"I saw them.  I was this close to them.  I can't do anything about it.  Nobody's there to help me," she added.  "I'm thinking you're just going to let them get away."

"They had their crowbar.  The guy had a gun.  It's scary," Ball said.  "I was extremely afraid."

Ball wants a visit or a call back from police, and she is hoping that happens soon.

Detroit Police said they are looking into this, but the officer in charge of the case won't be back to work until Sunday.

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