Detectives charged two men Saturday with a string of South Philadelphia armed robberies, all of which occurred on Aug. 20. Police said the alleged crooks, My “K” Nguyen, 19, and Phuong Lee, 23, first struck at 1:12 a.m. at Dalia’s Grocery Store, on 8th Street near League, where they stole 10 packs of cigarettes. Nguyen fired a handgun at an employee during the heist, but no one was injured.
Two hours later, police said, Nguyen and Lee held up a 7-Eleven at 10th Street and Snyder Avenue at gunpoint, and fled with an unknown amount of cash. Nguyen fired shots at a 7-Eleven employee, but no one was injured in that incident either. At 10:12 p.m., Nguyen held up La Manzaneza, 8th and Wilder streets, and made off with cigarettes and $150 in cash, police said. Nguyen, of 8th and Ritner streets, was charged with three counts of robbery and weapons offenses. Lee, of Williamstown, N.J., was charged with two counts of robbery and related offenses.