PHOTOS: San Francisco Police Department
Two people from Oakland have been arrested in connection to two recent robberies in San Francisco.
According to an SFPD press release, 24-year-old Melissa Taylor and 26-year-old Teaunte Bailey face numerous charges from robbery to conspiracy to possession of methamphetamine and beyond after being positively identified as the suspects in the two alleged robberies.
In the first, which police say occurred just after 3 PM on March 15, a woman told officers she’d been robbed at gunpoint on the 2500 block of Pine Street, describing the suspect as an African-American woman in a black hoodie and white face mask who fled in a black Mercedes-Benz.
In the second, on April 4, police responded to Sacramento Street and Taylor Court just before 7 PM, where a second robbery victim was waiting for them. Much like the first incident, the suspects allegedly robbed him at gunpoint and fled in a vehicle matching the same description.
Officers cased the area and spotted the vehicle in the area of 1st Street and Harrison Street and attempted a traffic stop on the on-ramp to the Bay Bridge toward eastbound I-80.
The driver fled and led police on a pursuit, reportedly throwing items from the vehicle as they went.
Eventually, the driver — identified as Taylor — stopped the vehicle near the Treasure Island exit. Officers ordered them out of the car and they were taken into custody without further incident.
SFPD Tactical officers also responded to help clear the vehicle and found an infant child in the back seat. Child Protective Services took custody of the baby, who belonged to Taylor.
Taylor, for her part, faces charges of robbery, conspiracy, false imprisonment, possession of stolen property, child endangerment, being armed with a firearm in the commission of a robbery, evading a police officer with a vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, destroying evidence, fraudulent use of a credit card, and failure to provide proof of insurance during a traffic stop.
Bailey faces charges of robbery, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, parole violation, child endangerment, and destroying evidence.