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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- A SARAA Alert has been cancelled Tuesday morning after a missing baby was found safe in north St. Louis. Authorities searched for 8-month-old Darrius Thompson for more than seven hours after he was kidnapped by his grandmother, Marcy Robinson, 43, Monday night.

According to the mother, Robinson said she was taking the little boy to get milk around 11:30 p.m. but the two never returned. They were last seen in the 1200 block of Lang Drive in Ferguson.

A SARAA Alert was issued Tuesday morning because they were believed to be in the region.

Darrius was found sleeping in the back seat of the black 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix described in the alert.

Our Mazda Road Runner Bobby Hughes captured these photos while on the scene.

A former University City police officer, who called police, spoke exclusively to FOX 2. After seeing our story, he was aware of the car from the description. The officer says he was approached by  Marcy Robinson at a Phillips 66 gas station on West Florissant near Goodfellow Avenue. She asked him if he wanted to buy baby clothes.  At that point, the former officer became suspicious.

Marcy Robinson along with a male passenger have been taken into custody by St. Louis city police. She has been charged with kidnapping. The man is being held on unrelated charges.

SARAA Alert:
8-month-old Darrius Thompson
Wearing yellow collar shirt, blue shorts
43-year-old Marcy Robinson
Black 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Dent in right rear door
Missouri license plate FL3 R2E