"That scumbag McAffrey! He took more bribes than anyone! He thinks he's gonna get an honorable discharge if he turns state's evidence! He just squealed!"
Ray Machowski

Silence The Sneak is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to Claude by corrupt police officer Ray Machowski from a public bathroom in Belleville Park, Staunton Island, Liberty City.


Ray is angry at Leon McAffrey (his former partner) for ratting on him about his ties with the Yakuza. He instructs Claude to head to Newport and torch McAffrey's safehouse to lure him outside and kill him. Claude is given 12 grenades to do the job. Claude heads to McAffrey's safehouse and lobs a grenade into an open window. The safehouse is torched and McAffrey attempts to escape in a Sentinel from the garage. Claude manages to defeat McAffrey in time with LCPD officers attacking him with AK-47s.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Check out the witness protection house
  • Take out McAffrey


The reward for completing this mission is $30,000. The mission Arms Shortage is unlocked.


  • The player can park a heavy vehicle in front of the garage underneath the condo, which will make Leon's escape more difficult and give Claude more time to kill him. One of the proper vehicles for it is the Coach, as it is very heavy, very long, and is easily accessible, and the player can take a Pump-Action Shotgun, or Grenade, blow the bus and kill McAffrey inside his car.
  • Alternatively, the player may use a Rocket Launcher and shoot into the open window in order to lure McAffrey out.


  • In the iOS version of GTA III, the player is unable to aim grenades and due to this oversight, the mission becomes more challenging as Claude cannot simply aim and toss a grenade into the window. Instead, he must get a Rumpo, or any large truck and stand on top of it and hold the toss button and release it as quickly as possible. This is not even a good reliable solution either as sometimes the grenade may bounce back and destroy the car and lead to a fatal result, so instead players can exploit a subway glitch that would get them to Shorside Vale, and retrieve the hidden rocket launcher which makes the mission extremely easy in the iOS version.


Video Walkthroughs

iPad Version
GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 41 - Silence the Sneak

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 41 - Silence the Sneak

PC Version
GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 41 - Silence the Sneak (HD)

GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 41 - Silence the Sneak (HD)