Man charged in armed robbery spree at 12 King County banks and businesses

A man was charged with 12 counts of first-degree robbery in what prosecutors say was a two-month armed robbery spree at 12 banks and businesses in King County.

Yoonis Idris, 28, is accused of robbing Shell stations in Seattle and Burien, two smoke shops in Burien, and banks in Seattle, Des Moines, Federal Way and Bellevue last fall.

Charging documents say that during each of the 12 robberies, he was armed and threatened his victims. In some cases, he threatened to kill clerks and pointed a gun at his victims’ heads, and in one case placed a gun directly against a teller’s back.

On Oct. 29, 2021, prosecutors say

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