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Police: Husband, wife accused of robbing acquaintance in Uniondale

Doris Castro, 37, and her husband Elmir Guerra

Doris Castro, 37, and her husband Elmir Guerra Castro, 31, both of Hempstead, were arrested on Monday night, Jan. 12, 2015, charged with robbery and burglary in connection with a home-invasion robbery Monday in Uniondale, police said.

A husband and wife were arrested and police are searching for two additional accomplices after a home-invasion robbery Monday in Uniondale.

The victims, identified only as a 26-year-old man and 36-year-old woman, were tied up during the robbery, but were not injured, Nassau County police said. Police said cash and jewelry were taken.

The robbery occurred at an apartment in Uniondale at about 1:20 p.m. Police said one of the suspects, Doris Castro, 37, of 102 Linden Ave., Hempstead, described as "an acquaintance" of the victims, was visiting the man and woman -- having not seen them for "several months."

About 20 minutes after her arrival, police said three knife-wielding men "forced their way" into the apartment, tied up the victims -- and demanded Castro lay on the floor.

The trio then stole cash and jewelry and fled.

Police said an investigation determined Castro was "involved in the plan to rob the victims" and arrested her.

Investigators then also arrested her husband, identified by police as Elmir Guerra Castro, 31, also of 102 Linden Ave.

Both husband and wife were charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. They are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said the other two suspects are still being sought.

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