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Brucie: "I need you to whack some people, only they're in hiding."
Niko: "How do I find them?"
Brucie: "Man, you're cold! You didn't even blink! I Love that! I fucking love that!"
Brucie Kibbutz gets impressed by Niko Bellic's demeanour.

Search and Delete is the a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV given to Niko Bellic by Brucie Kibbutz.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get a cop car.
  • Access the police computer.
  • Search the police database to find out where LYLE RIVAS lives.
  • Go to Rivas's house.
  • Chase down and get rid of Rivas.
  • Rivas is escaping on foot. Get him. (if you don't kill him yet)


Niko meets Brucie Kibbutz at his garage in BOABO. Brucie explains that Lyle Rivas has not repaid money he owes to Brucie, and he wants Niko to kill Rivas, and suggests Niko locate Rivas using a Police Computer. After stealing a police car and accessing the computer, Niko finds Rivas' address in Rotterdam Hill, Broker, on the database and heads to his house. Niko arrives at Rivas' house and confronts him, but Rivas jumps out of the window and drives off in his car. Niko chases after Rivas and eventually kills him after a long car chase. Niko phones Brucie and informs him that Rivas has been killed, and Brucie thanks Niko.


The reward for completing this mission is $3,500 and the mission Easy as Can Be is unlocked. The player can now perform Vigilante missions for the LCPD.


  • The mission's name "Search and Delete" is a reference to the "Search and Destroy" military strategy.
  • In the phone call after the mission, Brucie tells Niko "You're all about the cabbage!" but then he quickly adds "...I mean, the lettuce, the lettuce!". This is probably because of an ethnic slur revealing eastern-europeans/Slavs like cabbage. The same joke is heard during Meltdown.

Video Walkthrough

GTA 4 - Mission 21 - Search and Delete (1080p)06:44

GTA 4 - Mission 21 - Search and Delete (1080p)


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