A young teenager who was waiting for a bus was punched in the back of the head by a gang of older girls, who then tried to steal her phone and jacket.

The 13-year-old was waiting at “Cranbourne’s most dangerous bus stop” when about 12 youths attacked her.

The incident happened on Lyall Street, near Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre, at around 3:30PM on Wedneday.

The group has been described by the teenagers mother as of African appearance

Casey Council safer communities manager Caroline Bell said the council was currently reviewing CCTV in the area.

“We’re in the process of developing a policy management plan on the use and placement of CCTV cameras in public spaces. Lyall St in Cranbourne and surrounds will be considered as part of this process,” Ms Bell said.

“In the interim, Victoria Police and the council will conduct a safety audit in Lyall St, Cranbourne near the bus interchange.”