A mother who allegedly led officers in a pursuit across the Bay Bridge with her infant child in the car was arrested in connection with a pair of armed robberies, police said Wednesday.
Melissa Taylor, a 24-year-old resident of Oakland, is accused of robbing a person at gunpoint while wearing a hoodie and face mask on the afternoon of March 15 on Pine Street near Pacific Heights.
A couple weeks later on the evening of April 4, police say Taylor and 26-year-old Teaunte Bailey of Oakland robbed another person at gunpoint at Sacramento and Taylor streets in Nob Hill.
Later that evening, police allegedly saw Taylor and Bailey in a Mercedez-Benz matching the description of the car that was used in both robberies and followed the car onto the Bay Bridge.
After a failed traffic stop, a chase ensued and the duo allegedly began to throw items out of the car, according to police.
Taylor and Bailey were arrested when the car came to a stop near the Treasure Island exit, police said. Police found the baby in the vehicle and called Child Protective Services.
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Police later halted traffic on the Bay Bridge to recover the items including a replica firearm and stolen property.
Police say Taylor had used a stolen credit card from the first robbery.
The duo was booked at County Jail on suspicion of various charges including robbery, child endangerment and possession of stolen property.