"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.


  • 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.
  • Using the grenades is probably not the best way to destroy the van, as it will attain the player's wanted level if there are NPCs or other vehicles in the vicinity of the laundry vans.
  • It is possible to get the grenades and hijack the vans and push them into the ocean or drive them to the car crusher. The player will receive both money and the unused grenades.


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


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