"So, the laundry won't pay me protection. The Triads think they can mess with me!"
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 two 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.


  • Although the mission implies that you destroy the vans with grenades, is not really necessary do this. In truth, it is much easier to fulfill the mission by using Drive-By Shooting with an Uzi or 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 by stopping a car in front of them carefully. If you hit your car or shoot at the vans, the drivers perceive that they are being pursued and will drive away quickly, making it very difficult to rob them.
  • Using the grenades to destroy the vans is a very bad idea because it draws police attention quickly. The technique above is recommended if you want to economize the grenades to use them later and avoid the aggressive Triads, as they start to attack you only if you destroy one of the vans, merely stealing them will not make them attack you. Another way is to gather all vans in one location, then destroy all of them at once with one grenade.
  • 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.
  • Stealing the vans and getting them to the Harwood crusher is a time-consuming, but subtle method. Simply carjack them and take them to the crusher and steal the nearby parked van to find the rest. Repeat and you will get a quiet victory.


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

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

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

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

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