A 12-year-old girl was robbed by a moped gang in broad daylight outside a school in Greater Manchester.

The victim, seen wearing a uniform, was waiting for her older sister outside Middleton Technology School on Thursday afternoon when she was targeted.

Dashcam footage shows the brazen thieves circling in the road and pulling wheelies, Manchester Evening News reported.

A pillion passenger on one of the bikes then dramatically snatches the iPhone from her hand and drives off.

The victim's mum Zoe Loftus, 42, said the thugs grabbed her arm and said: 'Give us the phone or we will hurt you'.

The thieves take off after stealing the girl's phone
 

"They'd driven up and down the road about three times before," said Zoe.

"They were clearly targeting the kids coming out of school.

"It's disgusting, they're absolute scum to be robbing little girls."

The robbery happened just a short time after school finished at about 2.50pm

Some parents who had witnessed the incident ran to try help the situation.

Zoe, who works as a hairdresser, said: "She normally waits for her older sister and they walk home together.

"Initially, she told me a bit of a porkie that she was with her sister because we've told them to always stay together.

"Then we saw the video and she was on her own, she had literally just phoned me at home."

"I'm just absolutely fuming.

"Robbing little children outside school is just appalling.

"There's lots of Year 7s who've just started so it will be worrying for them and their parents."

The thieves attempt to escape as they drive through the streets of Manchester

Read More

Top news stories from Mirror Online

Zoe's daughter, who has not been named, was initially 'quite calm' after the incident but then broke down in hysterics when she spoke to her dad.

The stolen phone was an iPhoneX.

"She actually just smashed the screen the other night," said mum-of-four Zoe.

"I was about to claim for it on the insurance - so that's a bit of karma.

"Hopefully it's not worth anything."

A spokeswoman from Greater Manchester Police said: "It happened at around 3.10pm.

"Police were called to reports of a motorcyclist that rode past the woman and snatched the mobile from her."

A spokeswoman from Middleton Tech School said the school is working alongside the police.