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19th February 2020 Issue no. 495
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Rotterdam Museum says deactivated lock helped thieves
By Doreen Carvajal
The Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, facing strong criticism over its security measures after seven valuable paintings were stolen last week, on Monday issued a statement explaining that the thieves were able to snatch the artworks swiftly after an alarm briefly deactivated a rear door's electronic lock.
The door also had mechanical locks, but the thieves were able to quickly force their way inside, according to the Dutch museum. Camera images show that they were able to enter and leave within two minutes - well ahead of the police, who arrived five minutes after an alarm sounded.
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