Master keys to Malmö flats missing

The master-keys to almost 900 apartments in the suburb of Rosengård in Malmö are missing. The keys were stolen in December when unrest in the suburb reached its peak.

Master keys to Malmö flats missing

The locks to the 867 apartments have not however yet been changed, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

“A new lock system has been ordered and will begin to be installed on Monday”, Cecilia Ahlqvist at property management firm Newsec said to the newspaper.

The break in to the company’s offices occurred when unrest in Rosengård was at its most intense in December.

As a result of the rioting neither Newsec staff nor the police were able to gain access to the premises in which the keys were stored in response to a burglar alarm.

The keys were kept in a locked steel cupboard. They have not yet been recovered.

Ahlqvist underlines that no tenant residing in any of the apartments has been subjected to a break-in as a result of the key theft.

Fifteen washing machines and tumble dryers have however gone missing since the incident. The keys also open the doors to the communal laundry rooms.

All residents have been informed about the incident. Many of the apartments are equipped with additional Chubb mortice locks and Newsec has encourage residents to make use of these to lock their front doors.

Witnesses in the Herrgården housing development told the newspaper that police had been informed that groups of youths were seen trying to gain entry to apartments, presumably with the master keys.

This could not be verified however as police declined to check out the lead, the newspaper writes.

The apartments in Herrgården are owned by the Norwegian property firm Acta. The firm has recently been confirmed on a list compiled by property magazine Hem & Hyra as Sweden’s “worst landlord”.

The apartments are managed by Newsec, which in the autumn was the subject criticism when reports emerged of cockroaches and mould in many of the Herrgården apartments.

When the reports emerged Newsec apologized and promised residents that the situation would improve.


Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.