This article from Huffington Post is three weeks' old now but I have only just come across it. It is an article about Zahi Hawass. Open about his failings, it concludes that the tourist dollars he attracted to Egypt may offset the deep resentments many hold towards him.
Of more interest is the section on the 2011 break-in at the Egyptian Museum with two standout quotes:
“We found pieces in the street and had to carry them back inside,” says Saad. “Some Egyptians helped us collect them.”And
There was talk, later substantiated by the Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organization, that the perpetrators had been security guards and police officers.