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A retail robbery occurred at the CVS on 4314 Locust Street Monday afternoon.

The robber was armed with a weapon. Penn students, faculty and staff members received a UPennAlert about the incident around 4:00 p.m. While the robbery occurred a few blocks west of campus, it still occurred within the Division of Public Safety's patrol zone. 

Police and Allied Barton security guards patrolled the area, according to a follow-up alert at 4:25 p.m. that declared the area all-clear.  

The alert was the second safety alert issued by DPS in three days. A robbery with a "simulated weapon" prompted another UPennAlert on June 10. 

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