"Tables have turned now, haven't they, boys?"
―Store Owner

"Unsuccessful Holdup" is a Homicide street crime case in L.A. Noire.


Three gunmen attempt to rob Scott's Garage, causing the acting clerk to pull out a weapon in retaliation. When Detectives Cole Phelps and Rusty Galloway arrive on the scene, the gunmen have taken cover behind a vehicle while the clerk fires at them from a window. Upon seeing the police, the gunmen flee.

Dispatch Call Script

Dispatch: All units in the vicinity and any Central unit, a 211 and shots fired, 410 South Flower Street. Unit that can handle Code Three, identify.

Cole Phelps: This is 11K, we'll handle the 211.

Dispatch: 11 King, your 211 is at 410 South Flower Street at Scott's Garage.


Immediately after fleeing the scene, the gunmen escape down a subway maintenance shaft. Phelps and Galloway follow them down. One of the gunmen takes cover behind some crates and is shot and killed. The other two are able to make it down into the subway tunnel. Once Phelps follows, he is almost hit by a subway train. Fortunately, the tunnel provides a clear line of sight and the two fleeing felons can be quickly and easily taken down.

Note: During the shootout in the subway tunnel, be careful, as the subway cars will still pass by. NEVER stay on the right track or take cover in the middle of two tracks, as you can be run over from behind by incoming trains. If you cannot shoot them, stay on the left side of the tracks. The gunmen are hardly sharpshooters and you can close in easily. You can also see the incoming train to your front, giving you time to react.

One of the gunman will stay behind cover in the middle, and will later be run over by the train. Players should simply focus on the last gunman, while maintaining a keen eye for the incoming train.

After the street crime, it is possible to find a Hudson Super Six next to the targeted garage.


  • The mission could be a reference to the mission "Three Leaf Clover" from the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, another game by Rockstar Games. In it, three bank robbers, Patrick and Derrick McReary along with the game's protagonist, Niko Bellic, rob a bank and escape into the subway tunnels while being pursued by police.

Video Walkthrough

Unsuccessful Holdup - Street Crime - L.A

Unsuccessful Holdup - Street Crime - L.A. Noire