The police on Monday claimed to have busted an inter-district gang comprising five women.

According to sources, a woman Rukhsana was shopping in the local Shaheen market when one of the members of the gang allegedly stolen Rs45,000 from her purse. However, the shopkeepers caught the woman robber.

During interrogation, she confessed that she along with her four other members, standing near her, were indulged in this crime in different districts since long. The shopkeeper caught the other members of the gang and handed them over to the City Police.

The arrested accused are identified as Nazia Bibi, wife of Qasim Ali of Mandi Bahauddin, Fatima Bibi wife of Kalay Khan of Begum Kot Lahore, Kalsoom Bibi, daughter of Hadayat Ullah, Ruqia Bibi, wife of Shahid Hussain of Baddomalli stop, Lahore and Razia Bibi wife of Muhammad Nawaz of Chiniot. Further investigations are in progress.