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Two separate carjackings in Boston on Saturday night

The first of two carjackings Saturday night — which police said do not appear to be related — left a delivery man in Dorchester with a stripped car and without a couple of pizzas and some cash, according to Boston police.

The 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.

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

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, Grant said.

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.

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

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

Anne Steele can be reached at anne.steele@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AnneMarieSteele.
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