GTA Guide

Van Heist

Walkthrough of the Third Joey’s Mission

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  • Information
  • Rewards
  • Conditions of Failure
For Joey Leone
Unlocks Cipriani’s Chauffeur, Turismo
Unlocked by Farewell “Chunky” Lee Chong
Necessary to Achieve 100% Yes
  • $20,000
  • Wasted
  • Busted
  • Securicar destroyed

The securicar rides around the city. You need to ram it until the damage bar will be filled, and then drive it to the garage. You can’t just throw the driver out of the car, the doors are locked. The van is also bulletproof and fireproof.

Preferably ramming the securicar by bus or truck, because passenger cars are not strong enough and you will need at least two of them. When you hit the van for the first time, it will try to get away from you. At the first strike, you earn one wanted star and two wanted stars when the damage bar will be filled at 80%.

When the damage bar will be full, the driver and the passenger will flee and you will be able to get in the securicar. You need to deliver the van to the garage in Portland Harbor. The police shouldn’t become a big problem because the van is still in good condition and you can easily ram police vehicles.

When you’ll reach the garage, you’ll lose the wanted level and the mission will be completed.

Video walkthrough:

Easy Way

You can damage the van by an explosion instead of ramming it. If you don’t have grenades, block the van with a car and blow it up. In this case, you will not get more than one wanted star.

If you’ll place a car too close to the van you’ll destroy it and fail the mission. But if you’ll place it not close enough, the van will not get enough damage and you’ll need to ram it.

Video walkthrough (easy way):


  • In the garage, where you delivered the armored car, you can bring them as many as you want. For the first van, you will receive a reward of $ 5000, for the second — $ 4,500 and so on until you stop getting paid. This is small earnings, securicars on the roads are rare (especially in Portland) and it’s not necessary to attain 100% completion of the game. You can first bring all the cars for export to the garage nearby, and then take the securicars from it and deliver them to Joey’s garage. Video:
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