Update: The carjacking started as a drug transaction and quickly escalated to armed robbery. Click here to find out who was arrested and how the incident unfolded.
Skokie police have arrested five people in the carjacking incident Wednesday.
"We have all the suspects in custody," said Skokie Police Officer Joseph Marzigliano Thursday just after 2:30 p.m. They are four men and one woman, who were being processed Thursday afternoon. Marzigliano said more details, including the suspects' identities and the specific charges, would likely be forthcoming Friday.
The incident took place Wednesday at about 2:20 p.m. when the five approached a motorist in a Skokie Swift parking lot at 8945 Gross Point Road, displayed a handgun, and may have pulled the victim out of the car, according to earlier reports.
Illinois State Police found the stolen vehicle, but not the suspects, at I-90 and Irving Park Road in Chicago later on Wednesday afternoon.