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Ashburton Robbie's Bar and Bistro repeatedly robbed

Laura Cunningham
Robbies Ashburton
The owner said the bistro may be seen as an easy target as it is on the main road, yet secluded from other businesses. Facebook

Bar and Bistro cannot claim any more insurance after seven burglaries in a year.

Owner Amanda Joyce said the first burglary cost about $10,000 as a company car was stolen.

The bar's insurance excess is between $15,000 and $17,000.

"We can't actually claim anymore insurance because our excess is far too high," Joyce said. 

Joyce said the she also had to fork out $4500 for security gates.

The perpetrators tended to be young, usually aged between 13 and 15. They mainly stole alcohol, she said.