The gang went on a rampage across east London as they doused five men with flesh-burning liquid between 10.25pm and 11.37pm.
Witnesses said one attacker riding pillion would jump off and steal the victim’s scooter with the other thief speeding away on the moped they arrived on.
The majority of victims are believed to be food delivery drivers – one was left with ‘life-changing’ injuries and was screaming while trying to wipe the acid off his face with a cloth.
Another man attacked a mile away was filmed having litres of water poured over his face by police to wash acid from his eyes.
The five attacks took place on busy streets in Stoke Newington, Hackney and Islington are all believed to be linked.
Scotland Yard said today that a 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery – but another suspect remains on the run today.
Two men on a moped carried out five acid attacks in a 72-minute period in London on Thursday night, leaving one victim with life-changing injuries on Hackney Road junction with Queensbridge Road