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Margot Robbie Ignores Warnings, Continues Construction On Her Venice Dream Home Despite Homeless Overrunning Area & Rise In Crime

Jun. 8 2021, Published 2:49 p.m. ET

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Margot Robbie has decided to continue building her dream home in Venice, CA, despite the area being overrun with homeless and a spike in crimes.

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In 2019, the 30-year-old Australian actress and her husband Tom Ackerley forked over $6.5 million on two adjacent plots of land in the once-ritzy neighborhood of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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In the past year, the area has had an drastic increase in homeless and crime.

Despite neighbors warning Margot and her husband to abandon their building plans, The Wolf Of Wall Street actress is moving forward with construction.

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Photos taken on Monday show bulldozers and equipment tearing up the site to prep for what will no doubt be a giant mansion for the couple.

Construction workers were also seen hammering away at the skeleton of Margot's soon-to-be dream home.

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The construction comes just hours after it was revealed that Margot has been warned to pull the plug on the project altogether.

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Sources told Woman's Day magazine, the Once Upon a Time In Hollywood star was advised to quit and swallow the money.

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"It's a completely different neighbourhood from when Margot and Tom bought it – the crime rate's gone up 177 per cent since lockdown," the insider told the outlet.

But the source fears Margot and her husband are already in too deep.

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"Even if they abandoned this house, they've already lost money on it as property values have stagnated, so selling and buying somewhere else could hinder their long-term financial plans," they added.

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A former taxi driver -- who is now living on the Venice streets -- told Woman's Day that the high-profile couple is asking for trouble by building in the neighborhood.

"I know people here who will target Margot's house for burglary because they know she's got money," they said. "She'd be better off if she just abandoned it. I don't know why anyone would want to spend millions of dollars to buy a house next to all this."

While construction continues to rage on, Margot and Tom are sitting comfortably in their $4.5 million home in Los Angeles' exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood.

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