Series of security blunders allowed thief to carry out art raid in 15 minutes

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A series of security blunders allowed a lone masked raider to carry out the £100 million "biggest art theft in history" at a Paris art gallery in just 15 minutes.

Yesterday it was disclosed that the multi-million pound alarm system at the Museum of Modern Art had been broken for three months.

The guards were alleged to have been "dozing" while on duty and the outside CCTV cameras were so badly positioned they only covered the roof.

The security lapses were outlined by officials at Paris City Hall, who were in charge of the permanent collection of 20th Century classics.

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