Way to unlock: You need to complete Main mission 12 (Carbine Rifles). This mission starts automatically after the previous one is completed.
Playable characters: Michael, Franklin
Additional information: In spite of what it may seem, this mission is not too difficult, assuming that you have selected specialists for your crew, thanks to whom all of the actions will be performed infallibly and with clockwork precision. During this mission you will have to cut between Franklin and Michael on a regular basis to allow for the use of their respective skills as well possible.
The game will start an initial cutscene, right after the completion of the previous mission, i.e. after you deliver the FIB car to the region of the garment plant. After you will gain control over Franklin, exit the building, get into the van (Declasse Buritto) and wait for the rest of the team to join you. You can now go towards the jewelry store, while listening to the conversation of the people in the van.
Right after the heist starts (while playing as Michael), focus entirely on the collection of jewels from the display cases marked in green. If you have hired a good hacker for this mission, you will have 90 seconds to plunder the store. If you have made sure to hire a good firearms specialist, then he will not kill anybody and quickly deal with the person that comes out of the side room. You should have no problems with removing jewels from all of the cases.
Leave the store and, after you watch a short cutscene, start escaping on a dirt bike (Maibatsu Sanchez), after having cut back to Franklin. Follow the remaining two bikers, do not worry too much about the four-start pursuit. Of course, do not forget about Franklin's special skill, which will allow you to avoid bumping into the other vehicles on the road, and take sharp turns without any problems. Jump down to the highway and enter the tunnel mouth shown in the screenshot.
Note- If you have selected an amateur gunman, he may crash at the tunnel's mouth. If this happens, make sure that you collect the bag with cash that he dropped.
During your ride along the tunnels, make a frequent use of Franklin's special skill, especially that you will often have to take the narrow passages. Listen to the comments of the others, who will be informing you of was of further escape. This part of the mission will conclude after you get out of the sewers.
Soon, you will cut to controlling Michael who is driving the van (Vapid Benson). Your new task is to protect the escaping bikers but, you do not need to use your weapons to do that, you can simply keep pushing the squad cars off the route (the above screenshot). At the same time, try and remain within a short distance of your fellows and react quickly to new threats.
After you have got rid of all the police cars, park the van in the place marked by the game and wait for all of the bikers to ride inside the van. The only thing left to do for you is watch the final cutscene and get acquainted with the results of the heist.
Rewards for the completion of the mission:
- New contact on Franklin's contact list: Lester
- Skills of all your accomplices increased (if they survived)
Requirements for the completion of the mission in 100%:
- Quick Grab - You need to steal all of the jewels within 50 seconds.
- Protege Protected - you need to protect Franklin towards the end of the mission by pushing off the police cars that pursue him.
- Clean Sweep - You need to steal jewels from all 20 display cases.