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‘Armed robber’ denies £130,000 post office raid in Hounslow

A suspected armed robber accused of a £136,000 raid on a west London post office will go on trial in September.

Rajvinder Kahlon, 41, is accused of robbing Sunaver and Ramandeep Dhillon at the branch on Brabazon Road, Hounslow, on April 1.

The Metropolitan Police said a man entered the building and threatened the two staff members with what they thought was a firearm.

The man is said to have stolen a large amount of cash from the post office at a Go Local Xtra supermarket.

At Isleworth District Court on Tuesday, Kahlon made his first appearance in custody to be arraigned on the charges.

He entered not guilty pleas to two counts of theft and also denied a charge of possessing an imitation firearm.

Judge Martin Edmunds KC, Recorder of Kensington and Chelsea, committed the case for a trial due to start on September 9.

Kahlon was taken back into custody until the start of the trial.

Scotland Yard said at the time of the raid that Flying Squad officers had responded immediately to reports of an armed robbery.

Kahlon, of Great West Road, Hounslow, first appeared in court on April 6, when the value of the robbery was estimated at £136,774.44.