Southwest Detroit woman says her home was robbed 2 days in a row - Fox 2 News Headlines

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

Posted: Updated:
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.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Benefit for injured Grosse Pointe Police officer

    Benefit for injured Grosse Pointe Police officer

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:24:37 GMT
    48-year-old Keith Andersen retired in February from the Grosse Pointe Police Department. On June 21, he was involved in a roll over accident where he suffered a broken neck. As of now Keith has no movement in his the lower half of his body. The Fraternal Order of Police, Grosse Pointe Lodge 102 is holding a fundraiser for Keith on Aug 5th. Amy Lange will have a full report on Fox 2 News at 5:00 p.m.
    48-year-old Keith Andersen retired in February from the Grosse Pointe Police Department. On June 21, he was involved in a roll over accident where he suffered a broken neck. As of now Keith has no movement in his the lower half of his body. The Fraternal Order of Police, Grosse Pointe Lodge 102 is holding a fundraiser for Keith on Aug 5th. Amy Lange will have a full report on Fox 2 News at 5:00 p.m.
  • Teenager's body discovered in wooded area in Armada

    Teenager's body discovered in wooded area in Armada

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:37:19 GMT
    Police in Armad Township tell Fox 2's Roop Raj that the body of a 14-year-old female teen has been found in a wooded area near a recreational trail in the Macomb County village of Armada.
    Police in Armad Township tell Fox 2's Roop Raj that the body of a 14-year-old female teen has been found in a wooded area near a recreational trail in the Macomb County village of Armada.
  • Judge rules Warren Evans can stay on the ballot

    Judge rules Warren Evans can stay on the ballot

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:16:52 GMT
    A judge ruled Friday, Warren Evans will stay on the August primary ballot for Wayne County Executive.
    A judge ruled Friday, Warren Evans will stay on the August primary ballot for Wayne County Executive.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices