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Two carjackings Saturday night: Pizza delivery man robbed in Dorchester; man dragged in Chinatown

One of two separate carjackings Saturday evening left a delivery man in Dorchester with a stripped car and minus a couple of pizzas and some cash, according to Boston Police.

A second carjacking just before midnight in Chinatown resulted in a victim being dragged a short distance before he let go of the vehicle’s door.

In Dorchester, at 8:03 p.m. police went to the Domino’s Pizza at 207 Adams St. where they spoke with the delivery man who said he was the victim of an alleged armed robbery on East Cottage Street, said spokeswoman officer Nicole Grant.

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He told police that after making a delivery on that street he was approached by a man wielding a knife.

“The suspect brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s money,” Grant said. “The suspect then removed an indeterminate amount of cash from the victim, along with his cellphone.”

The delivery man said a second man then grabbed him by the collar from the back and pulled him down to the ground. Both suspects fled the area on Batchelder Street, according to Grant.

The delivery man said that after composing himself, he realized his car was gone. He said he followed the route of the assailants on Batchelder Street, where he found his white Honda in a driveway, Grant said. The keys were still in the ignition, but the car stereo and GPS were missing.

“The victim stated that there were two Domino’s Pizza warming bags inside the vehicle that were stolen,” Grant said.

Nearly four hours later, officers responded to the area of Shawmut Avenue and Marginal Road for another carjacking involving two victims.

One of the victims told police that he and another man were about to get into their car, which was parked on Shawmut Avenue, when they saw a man wearing a white motorcycle helmet sitting in the driver’s seat, according to Grant.

“He attempted to open the door when the suspect drove off, dragging the victim to the ground,” Grant said. He was dragged “for a short while until he let go of the car.”

The green Honda Civic turned right onto Marginal Road before the victims lost sight of it.

One of the victims called 911 at 11:47 p.m. to report the incident and 10 minutes later the suspect returned on foot to retrieve his scooter.

“The victim stated the suspect was yelling to stay away from him and not to get close to him,” Grant said.

An ambulance responded to treat the victim on scene for minor cuts on his right hand.

Grant said at this time the carjackings are not considered to be related.

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