Expressen.se – Feb 23, 2019 (Machine translation)
The Malmö area Rosengård is too dangerous for the shipping company UPS.
For two months, the company has not made any home deliveries in the area, writes Sydsvenskan.
Two-child dad Marco Padoan lives in a villa at Västra Kattarp and the whole family is thrilled.
Recently, Marco Padoan, who is a freelance photographer, ordered business cards and asked to have them sent home.
The day the package was coming he was at home and took care of the children.
UPS did not come home
Suddenly he received a message that the company UPS had tried to deliver the package at the door, shortly after he received a new message that the package had instead been handed over at the company’s delivery point at Rosengård Centrum.
– They can’t have been here at all, not with the short time span, says Marco. He contacted the business card company to ask about the delivery and received a reply in an email on Friday evening.
There they write that UPS no longer delivers to home addresses in the Rosengård area because the risk of being exposed to robberies or other crimes is too high.
Kvällsposten has applied for UPS for a comment without success, but in a conversation with Sydsvenskan, a customer service employee confirms the situation.
– Our drivers have been attacked and therefore we have decided not to hand out packages at Rosengård, the employee says.
UPS stops home driving in the Stockholm area
The stop was introduced two months ago, according to UPS. In addition to Rosengård, there are also a number of areas in Stockholm, says UPS without specifying in more detail which areas apply.
For Marco Padoan, the stop is discriminatory.
– It is several thousand people who have their postal address in Rosengård and who now cannot expect to be able to receive packages via UPS home delivery.
– I live here with my family and we enjoy it very well, I do not understand their decision. But it is well founded in the bad rumor that exists. There are many who say both one and that and the other about Rosengård, he says.
In contact with Sydsvenskan, UPS announces that the stop does not apply forever but that it is unclear when the company can start delivering to home addresses in Rosengård again.