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Faustin: "So, Niko Bellic. You think it's okay to kill my employees?"
Niko: "If he is an asshole, yes."
Faustin: "I agree!"
Mikhail Faustin and Niko Bellic, before the former kills Andrei

Crime and Punishment is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV, where Niko and Roman are interrogated for the murder of Vladimir Glebov.


Roman is scared because Niko killed Vlad, and tells Niko during a frantic phone call to meet him on Tulsa Street. Niko arrives to find Roman hiding inside a dumpster, who tells him that they are being followed because Niko killed Vlad. Niko dismisses Roman and says that all they care about is making money. A man appears from behind Niko and knocks him out with the butt end of an AK-47, while ordering Roman out of the dumpster.

When Niko regains consciousness, he wakes up tied to a chair in the basement of Mikhail Faustin's house. He sees Dimitri Rascalov with the man who knocked him out. He is smacked by Dimitri and told to wake up. Roman is tied up and gagged because he wouldn't stop screaming. Dimitri says that Andrei shouldn't have brought them here.

Niko is being interrogated by Andrei, asking him who he works for. He says for his cousin, Roman. However, Andrei says that isn't good enough and resorts to threatening to cutting off his arm with a tiny hacksaw if he doesn't speak. Niko gives a smart ass remark, to which Andrei responds by hitting him in the temple with the tip of the saw and slapping him with it for laughing.

Soon, Faustin enters the basement with a pistol, angrily telling them to "Shut the fuck up" because of the noise and that his wife is watching television. He asks what Andrei is doing. Andrei hesitantly says that he's finding out who he is. Faustin asks who he is and he responds that he's Roman's cousin. Faustin isn't happy with such little information yet so much noise. He asks Dimitri where he found him, and he states that he was a friend of his sergeant in Vladivostok. Faustin calls him an imbecile. He seems to not care about Vlad’s death and agrees with Niko that he was a nobody.

He then shoots Andrei in the head for apparently looking at him disrespectfully, but spares Niko on the condition that he starts working for him. Niko’s first task is to steal a van full of televisions so he can make a sale. Once the gag is removed, Roman starts screaming for help so Mikhail shoots him in the stomach to quiet him down. Dimitri unites Niko and tells him to steal a police car.

Niko finds a police car and calls Dimitri. Dimitri informs Niko that the van is driving around South Broker but doesn't know where exactly it is. Niko is forced to pull over random vans and ask the driver if they have any TVs. The target van is randomized so you can never be sure which one of the three is. Niko finally finds one that does. Niko then steals the van and drives it to the lockup on Dukes Drive in East Island City. Roman calls Niko to tell him that he is stitched up and asks Niko if he could pick up some adult diapers. 

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission, the player must:

  • Find a cop car.
  • Find and pull over the vans before they reach their destinations.
  • Stay close to the van to make it pull over.
  • Park up and approach the driver's window.
  • Steal the van.
  • Drive to the lockup.


This section/page depicts all cutscenes and dialogues in the mission "Crime and Punishment" in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Crime and Punishment
Pre-Mission Phonecall
Roman Bellic calls Niko Bellic.
Roman Bellic Niko, Niko. Are you there cousin?
Niko Bellic Roman, I'm here. What are you doing? Why do you whisper?
Roman Bellic I am on Tulsa Street, near Perestroika. Come Niko, quick.
Call ends.
Niko Bellic meets Roman Bellic outside the club. Andrei then knock out Niko Bellic, and orders Roman Bellic to follow him.
Niko Bellic Where are you, Roman?
Roman Bellic Psst, Niko!
Niko Bellic Roman! What are you doing in the dumpster, man?
Roman Bellic Are they there?
Niko Bellic What are you talking about... get out of there, man.
Roman Bellic I'm freaking out, man. I'm being followed... I saw them...
Niko Bellic Don't be ridiculous. You're being paranoid.
Roman Bellic I'm being? Fuck you. Fuck you... everything was fine, and then you showed up... and now we're dead... because Faustin is a psychopath... he's going to kill us... because we killed Vlad. Vlad was his man... that's how it works... you kill their guy, they kill you!
Niko Bellic Roman, get out of there, man. Listen to me, Vlad was a piece of trash. They don't care about him. All they care about is making money. So, we say we work for them. Now get out of there, you smell like cabbage.
Roman Bellic I don't want to, man. I'm shitting myself.
Andrei Get out of the dumpster, Mr. fat man. Come on, fatty, the boss wants a little chat.
Niko Bellic regains consciousness in the basement of a mansion. Mikhail Faustin then enters the basement due to the noise, and kills Andrei for disrespecting Mikhail Faustin. Roman Bellic started screaming when his gag was off, and was shot by Mikhail Faustin. Mikhail Faustin then orders Niko Bellic to do a job, while Dimitri Rascalov took care of Roman Bellic.
Dimitri Rascalov Wake up. We had to gag him, to stop the screaming. You shouldn't have brought them here, Andrei.
Andrei Why not? You've been a bad boy, Mr. Balkan... and the boss is not happy.
Niko Bellic Oh no! I shit my pants!
Andrei Not yet, but you will. Who are you working for?
Niko Bellic Errr, my cousin, Roman. Don't be an idiot.
Andrei That's not good enough. I'm going to saw off your fucking arm. Speak!
Niko Bellic Okay, okay, your dad likes it up the ass... what do you want me to say, huh?
Andrei Very funny... do you think you're so smart?
Niko Bellic No. I'm tied up in a basement a long way from home, while some ape threatens me with a hacksaw, so no, I'm not that smart.
Mikhail Faustin Shut the fuck up. My fucking wife is watching television. Good Lord... what are you doing?
Andrei Nothing... I mean... I was finding out who he is...
Mikhail Faustin And? Who is he?
Andrei He is... his cousin.
Mikhail Faustin You were about to cut up some guy in my house, making all that noise, to find out he is his cousin? Where do you find this idiot?
Niko Bellic He was a friend of your sergeant, when we were in Vladivostok.
Mikhail Faustin He's an imbecile. So, Niko Bellic. You think it's okay to kill my employees?
Niko Bellic If he is an asshole, yes.
Mikhail Faustin I agree.
Dimitri Rascalov Mikhail!
Mikhail Faustin Asshole look at me like I am piece of shit.
Dimitri Rascalov Oh my god.
Mikhail Faustin Now listen... Niko Bellic. You are very lucky Vlad was an idiot. The only reason I keep him around is because I fuck his sister. Look at me. You owe me. I got some dickheads in my neighborhood trying to run a shipment, yeah?
Dimitri Rascalov And we've found a buyer for the TVs.
Mikhail Faustin Yes, a buyer, but you've got to get them for us so we can make the sale.
Niko Bellic Can you untie Roman?
Dimitri Rascalov Yes.
Roman Bellic Help! Help me!
Niko Bellic Shut up Roman.
Mikhail Faustin Shut up!
Roman Bellic Help me! Help!
Niko Bellic Roman shut up.
Mikhail Faustin Shut him up!
Dimitri Rascalov What do you want me to do?
Niko Bellic Shut up Roman!
Mikhail Faustin Shut the fuck up!
Dimitri Rascalov He's just screaming that's it!
Niko Bellic Roman, shut up!
Dimitri Rasclov I can't make him shut up!
Niko Bellic Fuck!
Dimitri Rascalov Mikhail!
Mikhail Faustin Shut up!
Dimitri Rascalov Stop shooting people, you maniac!
Mikhail Faustin My wife don't like when people shout!
Dimitri Rascalov Whatever! You better get those screens soon.
Mikhail Faustin Or I will personally pull your cousin's stitches out, one by one, and watch his guts spill onto the floor. Clean this shit up!
Dimitri Rascalov Listen, we'll take care of your cousin, but you better get a police car, and then you call me.
Niko Bellic Roman. Roman!
Dimitri Rascalov Go, go, go. I... I'll take care of him. Fuck!
Niko Bellic enters a police car and calls Dimitri Rascalov.
Niko Bellic I have the police car, what now?
Dimitri Rascalov The van is driving around South Broker. Pull it over, take it to our lockup on Dukes Drive.
Niko Bellic Be more specific. How many vans you think there are in South Broker?
Dimitri Rascalov That is a problem for you and your cousin, not me. Keep pulling vans over until you find the TVs. Goodbye.
Call ends.
Niko Bellic finds the van with the TVs, and enters the van. (First Possible Dialogue)
Niko Bellic Get the fuck out of here.
Van Driver I wouldn't do this, Kenny Petrovic is looking after this truck.
Niko Bellic Are you carrying a shipment of TVs?
Van Driver This is a big screw up. Motherfucker.
Niko Bellic finds the van with the TVs, and enters the van. (Second Possible Dialogue)
Niko Bellic Come out and don't try nothing. What you got back there, TVs? Show me.
Van Driver Big fucking mistake. I ain't losing this.
Niko Bellic finds the van with the TVs, and enters the van. (Third Possible Dialogue)
Niko Bellic Get out with no funny business.
Van Driver You're making a mistake, we paying protection money to Kenny Petrovic. You ain't taking these. You gonna be sorry. Wrong move, asshole. I'm dead if I lose this shipment.
Niko Bellic delivers the van to the lockup.
Post-Mission Phonecall
Niko Bellic calls Dimitri Rascalov.
Niko Bellic I've left the van where you say. How's Roman?
Dimitri Rascalov He's ok. A little scared, but ok. You did good. Mikhail needs someone like you. Stop by and see him sometime.
Call ends.
Roman Bellic calls Niko Bellic.
Roman Bellic Niko, hello.
Niko Bellic Roman, are you alright?
Roman Bellic I was just shot in the stomach and then stitched up in a doctor's office that was dirtier than the basement we were nearly tortured in. I'm great.
Niko Bellic You sound calm, actually.
Roman Bellic That Dimitri guy gave me some painkillers, I'm kind of out of it. If you're near a shop can you pick up some adult diapers for me? See you later, Niko.
Call ends.
Fail Cutscenes & Dialogues
The content of the van wasn't checked.
Niko Bellic calls Dimitri Rascalov.
Niko Bellic Dimitri, I couldn't get you that shipment.
Dimitri Rascalov Mikhail does not tolerate failure. I hope your cousin is not nearby when I tell him this.

Video Walkthrough

GTA 4 - Mission 14 - Crime and Punishment (1080p)09:55

GTA 4 - Mission 14 - Crime and Punishment (1080p)

After the Mission

There is a $200 monetary reward for this mission. The mission Do You Have Protection? and the side missions Most Wanted and Vigilante are unlocked.


  • All three vans will be driving in circles around South Broker in the clockwise direction.
  • The flatscreens in the back of the vans are manufactured by Schmidt & Priss.
  • The mission's name is a clear reference to Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel Crime and Punishment.
  • The driver of the van with the TV's may say "You're making a mistake. We're paying protection money to Kenny Petrovic."
  • This is the first appearance of Dimitri Rascalov and Mikhail Faustin.
  • Although Roman is the one that gives you the mission, Dimitri Rascalov gives you the instructions.
  • This is the second mission in the series to introduce the main antagonist in a mission that is not the first mission, the first being Calm Before the Storm in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
  • If the player parks the van with the TVs in a parking space and reloads the game, the TVs will disappear.
  • If you pull out the target van (two people in it) and shoot at the driver and the passenger before going close to the window, you'll fail the mission, claiming the van wasn't checked up.



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