Perth Cathedral bag-snatcher faces court
A 21-year-old man appeared in a Perth court yesterday charged with stealing a woman's handbag from a church pew in St Mary's Cathedral.
Police allege Barry John Fulker went into the Cathedral in the Perth CBD on Saturday afternoon and took the bag. He was chased from the church by a group of other people.
The group of people confronted Fulker in the church grounds but he allegedly threatened them with a syringe before fleeing with money he had taken from the bag.
Police later caught Fulker and charged him with robbery while armed. He appeared in Perth Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody to reappear on October 13.
Archdiocese of Perth | St Mary's Cathedral
23 Sep 2003