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Taking Out The Laundry
Toni Cipriani talking with Claude.
Game: Grand Theft Auto III
For: Toni Cipriani
Location: Momma's Restaurante, Saint Mark's, Portland
Target: Mr. Wongs
Mission Objectives:
• ­Go pick up the grenades

• ­Destroy the three laundry vans

Conditions of mission failure:
• ­Wasted

• ­Busted

Unlocks: The Pick-Up
Unlocked by: Cipriani's Chauffeur
"So, the laundry won't pay me protection. The Triads think they can mess with me! Let's teach these would-be tough guys what it means to be a tough guy!"
Toni Cipriani

Taking Out the Laundry is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by Toni Cipriani from his mother's restaurant in the Saint Mark's district of Portland Island, Liberty City.


Toni tells Claude that he wants him to destroy three of vans used by Mr. Wong's Laundromat, after the Triads had attempted to ambush him before. Toni tells Claude to drop by 8-Ball's Eightballs Autoyard in Saint Mark's to collect some grenades. After leaving Toni, Claude locates and destroys the three vans (two vans in the 10th Anniversary Edition), avoiding pursuing Triads after destroying the first van.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go pick up the grenades
  • Destroy the three laundry vans


  • Although the mission ask you to destroy the vans using the grenades, is not really necessary do this. In truth, it is much easier fulfill the mission stealing the three vans and destroy them at the same time pushing them to the ocean. If you want to use this technique, it is also important that you know: You must steal the vans stopping a car in front of them carefully, because if you hit your car or shot in the vans, the drivers perceive that they are being pursued and will run of you quickly, making it impossible rob them.
  • Use the grenades to destroy the vans is a very bad idea because it draw police attention quickly, the technique above is recommended if you want to economize the grenades to use them later and avoid the aggressive Triads. Just as they start to attack you only if destroy one of the vans, merely steal them will not make them to attack you.
  • After the introduction cutscene, the vans are located in the heart of Chinatown and begin to branch out to other parts in Portland. It is recommended to drive there quickly because there is a possibility that the vans could intersect paths at one point, making it quicker to finish the mission.


Claude walks up to Toni outside Momma's Restaurante.
Toni Cipriani Take a seat kid, take a god damned seat. So the laundry won't pay any protection eh? The Triads think they can mess with me? Let's teach these would be tough guys what it means to be a tough guy.
Ma Cipriani
(Voice only)
Yeah, teach 'em some respect. No son of mine gets it from some Triads. Your father, god rest his soul, took no crap from no Triads back in Sicily.
Toni Cipriani Sorry Ma. Yes Ma. I want you to destroy their laundry vans and mangle any triad gimp that gets in your way. 8-Ball can supply you with what you're gonna need.
Claude destroys the vans.


The reward for completing the mission is $20,000. The mission The Pick-Up is unlocked by completing the mission.


Video walkthroughs

iPad Version
GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 13 - Taking Out the Laundry04:28

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 13 - Taking Out the Laundry

PC Version
GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 13 - Taking Out the Laundry (HD)02:36

GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 13 - Taking Out the Laundry (HD)


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