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"Three times I have been robbed! Ain't nothing gets done about it!"
―Irwin Bousman

"Army Surplus" is a Traffic street crime case in L.A. Noire.


After being called to the scene, Cole Phelps finds Officer Clyde Hart attempting to diffuse an armed robbery. Two thieves robbed Irwin Bousman's store, Uncle Sam's Army Surplus, at gunpoint but Hart was able to stop them. While arresting them, Bousman approaches, intoxicated and armed with a weapon, and threatens to kill the thieves. When Hart is distracted, one of the thieves shoots him and Bousman and the criminals try to escape.

Dispatch Call Script

Dispatch: All units, officer needs assistance. 540 West Ninth Street at Uncle Sam's Army Supply, 540 West Ninth Street at Uncle Sam's Army Supply. Unit that can handle that Code Two, identify.

Cole Phelps: Car 11K responding, go ahead.

Dispatch: 11K, officer needs assistance, 540 West Ninth Street at Uncle Sam's Army Supply. Code Two.

Cole Phelps: Not again... That army surplus store is always getting held up.


A very simple shootout, which involves Phelps needing to kill two armed men who do not retreat or sometimes don't take proper cover. Also, to make the mission end sooner, use the BAR inside the building.

Video Walkthrough

Army Surplus - Street Crime - L.A01:38

Army Surplus - Street Crime - L.A. Noire

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