A couple has been accused of plotting a Uniondale home invasion in which they allegedly targeted an acquaintance they had not seen for several months, Nassau County police said.

Doris Castro, 37, of Hempstead, visited the victim’s apartment—where two men and another woman were inside—when, 20 minutes later, three men armed with knives broke in, tied up two of the victims and demanded money at 1:20 p.m. Monday, police said.

The assailants demanded that Castro lie on the floor before they fled the scene with cash and jewelry, police said.

First Squad detectives quickly determined that Castro was involved in the plan to rob the victims and one of the suspects was her 31-year-old husband, Elmir Guerra Castro, police said.

Both the husband and wife were charged with robbery and burglary. They will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead. The other two suspects are being sought while the investigation is continuing.

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