Nebraskan accused of tying up and robbing grandparents

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Gering police are looking for a 24-year-old who’s accused of robbing his grandparents and tying them up in their basement.

An arrest warrant for Levi Hartman says he’s charged with felony robbery. Police Capt. Jason Rogers says John and Marsha Hegwood were robbed at their home around 1 p.m. Sunday by two men.

Marsha Hegwood says she was sprayed with pepper spray and saw that her grandson, Levi Hartman, was one of the men. The other man hasn’t been named. John Hegwood says the unidentified man knocked him down.

The Hegwoods were taken to their basement and tied up in chairs.

They say their two vehicles were stolen as well as $155 cash and two credit cards. One of the vehicles has been found.