Part 3 - "Gangster Robin Hood"
A short time after completing the last assignment Carlo will get a text to meet Philly at a Gambetti owned social club on Saponi Avenue in South Slopes. When you get there Carlo will walk inside to find Philly sitting by the bar reading the Liberty City Post. As Carlo approaches he will look up from the tabloid and address him
Philly: "You read the newspapers kid?"
Carlo: "Yeah.. sometimes.."
Philly (placing the paper on the bar): "You ever hear of those big shot drug trafficers and cartel bosses and their pretty little Latin trophy bitches getting busted while trying to transport millions of dollars in cash in their carry ons at the airport?"
Carlo (looking a little perplexed): "Yeah?"
Philly: "One of my guys Petey is putting a crew together.. we're gonna steal some of it"
Carlo stays silent waiting for it all to make sense
Philly: "When the cash is confiscated airport security stores it on site in an evidence locker inside one of the hangers. I guess they think it's safer than driving it across town in an armoured van and risking the owners stealing it back"
Carlo: "Like us you mean?"
Philly: "Well yeah but the thing is nobody knows we're gonna steal it.. except you, me, the rest of the crew and our man on the inside"
Carlo: "And who might that be?"
Philly: "Some deadbeat security guard who's in to me for about ten G's. He said he'd tell me how to rob the place if I didn't pay a visit to his wife and kids... not that I would or anything but he knows if anything happens to him I don't get my money back. The guy's a f*cking degenerate gambler but he has some sense at least. Plus your friend Harry said he'd fix him up with a hotel room and a nice piece of tail if he took the night off so none of this sh*t can be traced back to him.
Carlo: "A hooker and a hotel room... so much for the wife and kids"
Philly: "He can't love them that much if he's betting away their future on a lousy card game. Plus it gives him an alibi. The last thing I want is for this thing to go swimmingly and the insider getting snatched up and selling us all down the river to save his own ass.
Carlo: "So how much are you willing to net on this job?"
Philly: "With the amount of international crime bosses that have interests in LC I'm thinking somewhere in the region of six figures at least.. I get ten percent"
Carlo: "That much huh? And what if the locker's been cleared out and we get nothing? Why not just be traditional and rob a bank or some safety deposit boxes? Unless you think you're some kind of gangster Robin Hood who takes from the bad guys and give to himself.."
Philly: "Yeah somethin like that. But I'd say it's more of a calculated risk, you see I'm thinking the cops are a lot less likely to follow this thing up if we're robbing money from our fellow criminals than if we were robbing people's hard earned savings from a bank"
Carlo: "That seems very noble but aren't you afraid that some dangerous people are gonna escape conviction because of this?"
Philly: "Aw boo f*cking hoo so a couple of scumbags walk free.. what a great tragedy. I think I'll dry my tears in the big stack of hundreds you're gonna rob for me. If you're gonna get all moral on me I'm thinking maybe you aren't the right guy for this thing"
Carlo: "I was just curious that's all."
Philly: "Alright good. Well then here's the plan. Your gonna go over to the Schottler Medical Centre and pick up the don's bodyguard Vinnie, then the two of you are gonna drive over to Francis International where the rest of the crew will be waiting. Petey will explain the rest when you get there. You can take the car parked out front the tools are already in the trunk. I know I don't need to say this but this is a high stakes job.. don't f*ck it up"
Carlo: "You have my word"
Carlo will then leave the social club.
Once you enter the marked car a waypoint will appear on your HUD for the hospital. When you get there you will be instructed to sound the horn to alert Vinnie. Shortly thereafter he will exit the hospital and get into your car.
Carlo: "Hey man I'm Carlo, the Messina's guy.. you must be Vinnie"
Vinnie will remain silent
Carlo: "I guess you're more of the strong silent type.. that's cool"
Vinnie: "I just don't make a habit of talking to people I don't know"
Carlo: "Ok I get that. I guess it comes with the territory. Well how's this, you just tell me where to go and I'll go there"
Vinnie: "Head over to the parking lot in Francis International Airport"
Carlo: "Sure thing big guy"
A blip will now appear on your radar for the designated parking lot.
When you arrive at the parking lot Carlo and Vinnie will exit the car and walk around the back where Vinnie will open the trunk. He will take out a shotgun, a submachine gun two pairs of gloves and two ski masks and give the sub machine gun and a mask and gloves to Carlo, keeping the rest for himself and say "Put the gloves on but keep the mask off for now.. we don't wanna raise any suspicion"
He will then close the trunk and tell Carlo "we're supposed to meet the others under the highway overpass behind those billboards over there". The two men will then head towards the rendez-vous spot. As they approach they will see Nicky and Dino standing there waiting for them.
Nicky: "Here those motherf*ckers are now"
Dino: "Hey guys how you doin"
Carlo: "Good man. Is this everybody?"
Dino: "No we're still waiting for Petey G"
Nicky: "He put this thing together the least he could do is be on time. He thinks just because he's the don's nephew he can leave us standing here waiting to get pinched"
Dino: "He'll be here ok"
Vinnie: "You act like he's the only one who takes advantage of who his relatives are.."
Nicky: "f*ck you Vincenzo, I got to where I am without my father around... unlike you who's been been riding on his uncle's coat tails since he came off the tit"
Vinnie (advancing toward Nicky clutching his shotgun): "What the f*ck did you say to me you little cocksucker!?"
Nicky (stepping forward to meet him): "You heard me"
Dino (getting in the middle of them): "Alright guys enough! You think arguing like this is gonna do anybody any good!? Pete said he'd be here so he's gonna be here, now chill"
The two men will back off and begin to cool down slightly
Carlo (attempting to further defuse the situation): "So uh Nicky what was the deal with that cop there the other day?"
Nicky: "I walked outside the store right and there's my car being towed.. the fat pig bastard says I was parked illegally, plus I had no tax or insurance so he says he was obligated to have the vehicle removed.. can you f*ckin believe that. It'd answer them better to go after some real criminals and not be chasing guys like me over petty bullsh*t. They can get f*cked if they think I'm paying that impound fee.. they can burn it for all I care"
By this time Peter Gravelli will have arrived with a duffel bag slung over his shoulder and will make his presence known by berating Nicky for talking and leaving him standing there in the lurch until he had finished his tirade.
Peter: "Alright enough of the chit chat ladies, save that for your dinner date later Nicky"
Nicky: "Very funny pal. He asked me a question.. what am I supposed to do f*cking ignore the guy?"
Peter: "This thing goes tits up and you two will have plenty of time to socialise in the rec room at Alderney State. I need everybody's full attention so as I can explain how this sh*t is gonna go down"
Nicky: "Ok I'm listening"
Peter: "Here's the plan: Any minute now the night watchman is gonna come and relieve the other security guard, this'll give us an opening because that gate will be open and the two of them will be distracted. We stick the two of them up and lead one of them towards the terminal.. if either of them wants to play the hero then you knock them out and take their keys.. I want this thing to go peacefully without any shots fired. The guns are just for intimidation purposes... if everything goes well that is"
Nicky: "Yeah uh speaking of guns... how come we aint got any?"
Peter: "Don't worry they're in the bag. Your buddy knows he's gotta meet us here with the van right?"
Nicky: "Yeah he's close by. I told him I'd text him when we're ready to go"
Peter: "Ok good. The daytime security guard always leaves his car parked right up by the hangar, we're gonna use that as the second getaway away car."
Dino: "What about the cars we drove here in?"
Peter: "Don't worry about them I'll have some of the other guys come pick them up in a day or two. People leave their cars here sometimes for weeks so they shouldn't cause any alarm bells to ring. Anyway I think I've spent enough time flapping my gums.. you guys suit up and get out of sight and we'll wait for this night guard to come let us in"
Peter will place the duffel bag on the ground and take out two Advanced SMGs giving one each to Dino and Nicky and keep a pistol back for himself. The group will then bally up and take cover behind the pillars of the overhead expressway anticipating the arrival of the security guard.
After a few minutes the security guard will arrive and walk up to the gate where another guard will let him inside the airport yard. When the gate is fully opened and both guards are exchanging pleasantries the crew led by Pete will creep out from under the freeway and inside the yard allowing the gate to close behind them. Peter will then knock out the first guard with the butt of his gun and then shove it in the other guards face. He will then tell him "Don't try anything stupid. Put your hands behind your head now real slow"
The guard who is visibly shaken will proceed to move his hands slowly towards his head and Peter will grab his left arm and twist it behind his back putting his pistol to the back of his head. "Ok now down on your knees" the guard will try to struggle a little "Come on down on you're f*cking knees now good boy don't make this hard on yourself" the guard will comply getting down on his knees. Peter will continue to give him directions "Ok good now I'm gonna let go of your arm I want you to reach inside your pocket and take out your wallet.. come on take out your wallet. Now give it to me" the guard will take out his wallet and hand it to Peter. "Ok now we got your ID card we know who you are.. anything goes wrong here we will come and find you. You just do exactly what I say and you won't end up like your unconscious buddy there".
Peter will notice a red Premier parked close by, he will point at it and ask the guard "is that your car?" the guard still very scared will reply "No it's his" (referring to the other guard) "my car's parked over there by the hangar" Pete will click his fingers at Vinnie and point at the unconscious guard "tie him up and put him in the trunk" Vinnie will take a length of rope from his bag and in a demonstration of his sheer strength will pick the guard up without too much effort and throw him over his shoulder, he will then walk towards the Premier and propping the guard up against it, he will take out his keys and place him in the trunk. He will then walk back over and rejoin the group.
Peter will then continue to address the other guard still holding him at gunpoint "have you got your keys on you" the guard will nod and mumble "uh huh" almost tearing up at this stage. "Ok give them to me. Come on you can do it" the guard will take his keys from his pocket and hand them to Peter, jangling with the shaking of the guard's hand as he passes them over. "Don't worry you aint going in the trunk. I'm gonna need you to walk with us over to the hangar.. then you're gonna use your keycard to let us in". The guard will attempt to show a little defiance "I..I..I can't do that" "Sure you can" Peter will reply "This is a straight up robbery.. you're not a suspect and you won't be a victim neither. All you gotta do is co-operate and nobody's gonna get hurt.. you have my word... Jimmy" reading the guard's name from his ID card. "Can you do that for me pal.. can you let us inside.. and not have anybody get hurt?" Pete will ask as if talking to a small child. "O..Okay" the guard will reply, knowing he hasn't got much of a choice. Peter will bring the guard to his feet "There's a good boy.. now start walkin". Pete will lead the guard at gunpoint over towards the hangar to the left of their current position.
Once at the door he will force the guard to use his keycard and input his code in order to open the door. Inside the door there will be another guard inside a small booth who will jump to attention as the door opens, having clearly just been sleeping on the job, he will immediately reach for his radio but will be stopped by Dino who will point his gun at him and tell him "settle down" he will then turn to Pete and whisper "he wasn't supposed to be here" to which Pete will reply "I know... lucky for us he's a lazy f*ck". Dino will tell the gaurd to hand over the radio and come out from the booth. He will do so and be grabbed by Vinnie at which point the gang will lead the two guards down a small corridor and through a door leading inside the main hangar.
Once inside Peter will point out a medium sized reinforced concrete room to the rear of the hangar up a flight of metal stairs "that's the target right there". He will then point to a mobile conveyer belt in the middle of the hangar and instruct Dino and Vinnie to bring the guards over to it and sit them down. He will then begin speaking to them primarily addressing the second one "Hey new guy listen up your ID card give it to me" The guard will tell Pete to go f*ck himself and find his face meeting the arse end of Vinnie's shotgun, breaking his nose. He will begin to groan in pain "now see what happens when we don't cooperate" Peter will say, the guard will hand over his ID card. Peter will continue, pointing at Dino "My friend here has a file with all the guards names and addresses on it.. now that we have your names we also have your addresses" Dino will take the file out of his bag and hand it to Peter. "If somebody wants to play the f*cking hero then I'm gonna have my other friend here pay a little visit to your families and he aint the type of motherf*cker you want near your wife and kids" Vinnie will step forward and snarl at them "No I aint". "Do I make myself clear Mr. Ray Johnson from Dillon Street, Schottler and Mr. Jimmy McCluskey from Trenton Avenue, Dukes?" Peter will say, the two guards will nod in compliance. He will then force the first guard Jimmy to make a call home to his wife and tell her something's come up and he has to stay late, knowing that she will be worrying where he is. He will then pick out Nicky and Carlo and tell them to come with him up to the evidence room telling Dino to go into the security booth out front and delete the CCTV leaving Vinnie downstairs to look after the hostages.
Once outside the room Peter will direct Carlo to input a code into the keypad in order to open the door. The problem is that he can't quite remember what the code is since he "can't be expected to remember everything". After some hesitation he will give Carlo the number 2504.. which will be incorrect. Carlo by either using his (player guided) initiative or waiting for Peter's memory to kick in will then get the correct code which is 2405 and the door will open.
Inside the locker will have a metal gate which relies on a special mechanism whereby the door must be shut in order for the gate to be opened without activating the alarm, Pete will notify you of this fact before you attempt to open the gate. He will then send Nicky inside with four bags to help you collect the cash and close the door behind you. At this point Carlo and Nicky will fill the five bags with as much money as they can with Nicky telling Carlo that they "don't want any f*cking small bills, big notes only".
After a time lapse the two men will slide the bags out into the small space between the interior gate and the external door and close the gate behind them. Carlo will then bang on the door in order to signal to Peter to let them out. They will then slide the bags out onto the landing and lock the door to the locker behind them. Peter will then whistle down to Vinnie to come up and give them a hand leaving Dino (who has since returned after wiping the CCTV) to keep an eye on the hostages. The four men atop the stairs will then throw a bag each over their shoulder, with big Vinnie grabbing two. Peter will tell Nicky to message his friend to come with the van for the getaway and remark to the other two that it "feels like a good haul" as will be evident by Carlo's laboured movement down the stairs. Once at the bottom Peter will instruct Vinnie and Nicky to tie up the security guards while Dino covers them with his SMG. After the guards have been tied up they will be told not to raise the alarm until two hours after the thieves have gone... if they manage to escape their bindings that is. The group will then exit the hangar to where the van should be waiting. Needless to say it isn't there.
Vinnie: "Where the hell is the van?"
Dino: "Marone.. this is all we need"
Peter: "Where the f*ck is your buddy Nicky"
Nicky: "I don't know guys I texted him.. he should be on his way"
Peter: "He should be f*cking here by now... where the f*ck is he!? I swear to f*cking god if we get pinched cause he's passed out in a squat somewhere with a needle in his arm I'm gonna..."
Before Pete can finish his threat the armoured van will come flying through the front gate and begin careering towards the hangar before spinning a 180 and screeching to a halt a matter of inches away from the waiting thieves. With that Nicky's friend Marco will come bursting from the driver's side and almost fall flat on his face on the tarmac.
Nicky: "I told you he'd be here"
Peter (to Marco): "Where the f*ck were you huh? You f*cking amateur.. you wanna play with the big boys you better lay off that sh*t. You unreliable junkie motherf*cker".
Marco: "I came as quick as I could"
Peter: "You're lucky you didn't crash the van you f*cking moron"
Peter will advance towards Marco poised to deliver a beating but will be stopped in his tracks by the sight and sound of advancing sirens. Choosing to express his frustration by punching the air instead of Marco's face he will exclaim "f*ck! Now look you little prick.. you better hope these cops either catch you or kill you because if we loose this loot you're a f*cking dead man"
Nicky: "f*ck that we're shooting our way out of here"
Carlo: "Are you f*cking crazy?"
Nicky: "No you're f*cking crazy if you think we did all this work just to get caught."
Vinnie: "He's right kid.. if we go out we're going out fighting"
Peter: "Brace yourselves boys we're about to slaughter some pigs"
At this point control will be returned to you and you will be instructed to clear a path through the cops to make your escape. In this situation the van will be your best source of cover since drawing too much fire to the getaway car will lead to it being destroyed and your mission ending in failure.
There will be several waves of cops to take care of here. When all of your foes have been dealt with Peter will say "Alright that's all of em'" this will initiate another cutscene where the men will load the bags of money into the back of the van. Pete will then reach into one of the bags and throw Marco a sat nav and tell you, him and Nicky to meet himself and the other two (Dino and Vinnie) at the designated rendez vous point. He will then get in the car with them and drive off.
Nicky: "Hey Marco.. I got something here for you too"
Nicky will reach into his pocket and produce a small bag of heroin and begin shaking it in Marco's direction
Marco: "I told you I'm clean Nicky.. I don't do that stuff no more"
Nicky (laughing): "Get the f*ck outta here you're high as a kite. Carlo I think you better drive"
Marco: "Nicky come on I can do this I swear"
Nicky: "Just give him the keys numb nuts"
Marco will hand over the keys and get in the passenger seat. Carlo will climb into the drivers seat and Nicky will get in the back.
You will now be given control once again and told to go to the rendez vous point. As soon as you exit the airport you will have a four star wanted level and will need to lose it before going there. Nicky will instruct you to turn right onto the freeway as this will lead you there quickly. Carlo will protest saying its a bad idea but Nicky will insist saying that's what Peter wants them to do. The journey will be short but the van is slow and it will be easy to find yourself in a pile up if you're not careful. Once on the freeway Nicky will fling open one of the rear doors and open fire on the pursuing police in order to get them off your tail. Carlo will shout at him that he's going to lose the money and Nicky will say "sh*t.. I never thought of that" closing the door quickly and shooting through the rear window instead. Marco will also give some covering fire from the passenger side but armed only with a pistol and f*cked up on heroin he wont be much help.
When you get to the end of the freeway you will find the road blocked off by cops. Nicky will climb out the back and take cover behind the van in order to clear the way prompting you to get out and do the same. Once the roadblock has been cleared you can exit the freeway however you will still need to drive around for a bit in order to shake those pesky stars off.
Once your wanted level has been cleared you can proceed to the highlighted rendez vous point (located in the same alley where Roman hides during Roman's Sorrow in IV). On the way there Nicky will express his delight at you shaking the cops and tell Marco that he was beginning to worry whether or not he'd actually show up. The other three men will already be there and Vinnie will have started pouring petrol all over their getaway car.
Peter: "You guys finally made it. I was beginning to think we'd lost you... and the loot"
Nicky: "If you didn't notice we had quite a bit of heat on our asses.. we had to shake it before we came here"
Dino: "What way did you guys go?"
Nicky: "We took the freeway.. that was the plan.. wasn't it"
The others will begin to laugh
Peter: "Not if we were being chased by the cops you idiot!"
Carlo: "I f*cking told you we shouldn't go that way"
Dino: "You assholes are lucky you didn't get yourselves killed with a stunt like that"
Peter: "Good thing junk head here wasn't in the driver's seat or they would've been"
Nicky (stepping in to defend his friend): "Well we're here now aren't we"
Peter: "Yeah. Now start loading the money into the back of these cars"
There will be two Schafters ready and waiting there, the trunks of which the men will start loading with the bags of cash. Once they've been loaded Peter will tell Nicky and Marco to drive half of the cash to their drop off while Carlo takes him and Vinnie to another drop off with the other half. Dino will be tasked with disposing of the van.
At this point you will be told to drive back to Alazone's. Once you get there Peter will commend you on a job well done and tell you that you'll get the Messina's cut and something for yourself once it's all been counted then he'll bid you a fond farewell.
Chapter Complete. Now just wait for the call.
The Advanced SMG will now be available to purchase from Nino's gun store.
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