Motorcycle shop robbed after owner's death

July 02, 1999

Less than a week after a Pasadena man died in a motorcycle accident, his new business, Beltway Cycle, was burglarized.

Edward Chalk, 44, died Saturday night. On Tuesday, his father, William Chalk, packed boxes at the now-closed motorcycle shop, at 6027 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park, then returned yesterday morning with his other son, John.

Entering the store at 8: 30 a.m., the men noticed that several large stones had been thrown through a front window, county police said. Three 1999 Suzuki motorcycles, valued at a total of $4,500, were missing.

Police said Edward Chalk's father did not set the store alarm when he left at 3: 30 p.m. Tuesday because he did not know the code.

Chalk, the father of three, opened the store three weeks ago, his mother, Betty Lou Chalk, said just after the fatal accident.

Pub Date: 7/02/99

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