This is the first heist in Grand Theft Auto V, you have two approaches for this heist, “Loud” and “Smart”. We are going to provide guides for both of these approaches on this page.

Your escape will be the same with both approaches, after robbing the store you will use bikes to drive through the tunnel which leads you to the Los Santos river. If one of your crew dies, be sure to pick up their bag of jewels. You will eventually lose the cops as one of your crew members uses a LSPD van to take out the cars, make your way to the end of the river and then drive to Lester’s lockup.

Best Crew and Approach for Highest Payout

If you want to earn the maximum amount of cash through the Jewel Store Job, you should choose the “Smart” approach. The crew you should pick are as follows, Karim Denz for the driver, Packie McReary for the gunman and Ricky Luckens for the hacker.

You must complete a Random Event to unlock McReary as a heist crew member, this is Getaway Driver.

Loud Approach

The heist starts off with Franklin driving the rest of the crew to the jewel store, the crew burst in the store with guns and helmets to conceal their faces. Take as many jewels as you can within the time you have and then make your way to the exit.

Mission Guide

Get in the van


Go to the jewelry store


Steal the jewelry


Follow the crew


Take out the Cops before getting to the rendezvous point


Go to the lockup

Video Guides

Smart Approach

Michael will drop off Franklin at the construction site that is behind the jewel store, he then makes his way up to the ventilation system and throws a can of gas down the air vent which puts everyone inside the building asleep whilst you steal the jewels. Take as many jewels as you can within the time you have and then make your way to the exit.

Mission Guide

Get in the car


Go to the jewelry store


Go to the roof


Throw the BZ Gas into the air vent


Steal the jewelry


Follow the crew


Take out the Cops before getting to the rendezvous point


Go to the lockup

Video Guides

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Quick Grab – Steal the jewelry within 50 seconds.
  • Protégé Protected – Protect Franklin during the LS River chase.
  • Clean Sweep – Steal the jewelry from all 20 glass cabinets.

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