Brit couple flees T&T after armed robbery

Elias Mark Jr and Amanda Binns

(Trinidad Guardian) British couple Elias Mark Jr and Amanda Binns who cut their stay in T&T short after being robbed at gunpoint.

British couple Amanda Binns, 40 and Elias Mark Jr, 33, who were in T&T for Carnival 2018 were forced to pack up and return to London with their two children, just hours after they were robbed at gunpoint of their phones and rental vehicle.

The incident occurred on the morning of February 6, just as they arrived at a relative’s home along Tumpuna Road in Arima, after attending Machel Montano’s Soca Kingdom concert in Port-of-Spain.

At about 2.20 am, as they exited the Toyota Rav 4 rental vehicle, two men approached them. One of the men “cocked” the gun and pointed it towards Mark’s face, demanding that he hand over his phone or “get shoot”. The men also took Binns’ phone before escaping in the SUV.

Binns’ mother is Trinidadian and Mark’s father is also Trinidadian. However, both are British nationals living in London, and have two children–a girl, aged three and a ten-month-old baby boy.

Speaking with the Sunday Guardian yesterday, Binns described the incident as “traumatic” but at the same time thanked God that they are alive today.

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