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Nanaimo woman follows, tackles suspect after midday B&E

Dominic Abassi

socastcmsRssStartDominic AbassisocastcmsRssEndAshley Stevenson was left with a bloodied knee and some other injuries after getting into an altercation with a woman suspected of breaking into her home.

By Dominic Abassi

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo woman and her partner took matters into their own hands, chasing and then tackling a woman suspected of robbing her home in broad daylight.

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O’Brien said Ashley Stevenson was at home on Tuesday afternoon in the area of Marisa St. and Tenth St. when she spotted someone leaving her house with a number of laptops and other personal items.

O’Brien said Stevenson and her partner began tracking the suspect, following her through several backyards to a nearby street.

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