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Robbing Uncle Sam

Robbing Uncle Sam
Carl Johnson and Ryder devise a plan to rob the National Guard Depot

Carl Johnson and Ryder devise a plan to rob the National Guard Depot
Game GTA San Andreas
For Ryder
Target Weapon Boxes
Location Ganton, Los Santos, San Andreas
Reward Respect
Unlocked by Catalyst

Robbing Uncle Sam is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson by fellow Grove Street Families member Ryder from his house in the Grove Street cul-de-sac in the Ganton district of Los Santos, San Andreas.


Carl goes to see Ryder in his backyard, who is smoking heavily. He reminds Carl why he didn't finish high school; he is too intelligent. Then, Ryder makes him realize that the army has all the necessary weaponry the Families need when in a gang war or when doing a hit.

Carl and Ryder get inside a Mule and make their way to the National Guard Depot in Ocean Docks. Once they have arrived, they realize the gate is closed. Carl makes his way over the wall and shoots the switch to open the gate. Ryder enters, and Carl shoots at another switch, this time to open the warehouse. Ryder pulls over the Mule to the warehouse, and stands guard as Carl collects six crates of weaponry using a Forklift. Once all six has been collected, they make their way to the lock-up LB has got for them in Willowfield. But, the National Guard pursues them in Patriots. With help from Ryder, they make their way safely back to the lockup.


Carl Johnson: Hey, Ryder! This nigga's loaded... Ryder!

Ryder: Yeeaahh, CJ... Hey, CJ, tell me why I didn't finish high school.

Carl Johnson: Because you been dealing drugs, man, since the age of ten!

Ryder: No, that ain't it.

Carl Johnson: Because you went and put hands on that teacher for wearing Ballas colors!

Ryder: No, that ain't it either. It's 'cause I'm too intelligent for this shit, man. I am the real deal, fool. Oh yeah. A genius.

Carl Johnson: Oh, oh yeah...

Ryder: Who has more straps than anybody? Who has all the straps, huh?

Carl Johnson: A man with a lot of guns? Shit, I give up.

Ryder: The army, my nigga, the army! Let's go.

Carl Johnson: Yeah... Yeah!

Ryder: Go hit the wet, nigga.

Carl Johnson: Get that outta my face, man.

Ryder: Go hit the wet!

Carl Johnson: You know I don't fuck with that, man. C'mon!

Ryder: Busta!(not actually in subtitles.)

(While in the van)

Ryder: You think you can roll this van without killing us both?

Carl Johnson: Hey, Ryder, where we going?

Ryder: Ocean Docks.

Carl Johnson: How we get this van? It wasn't outside when I came through.

Ryder: My homie LB, he's like a clockwork ninja! Real dependable. Unlike some of you motherfuckers...

Carl Johnson: Give it a rest, man! I lost my little brother, and now I lost my Moms.

Ryder: Don't matter how much shit this city throws at you, CJ, you gotta stick by your homies!

Carl Johnson: Yeah, I guess...

(They arrive at the destination)

Ryder: This is the spot - National Guard Depot.

Carl Johnson: Man, this shit look real serious. Are we up for this?

Ryder: It's National Guard, fool! Weekend soldiers! Ain't no match for Grove Street OGs!

(Soldier spots Carl)

Soldier #1: Hey, stop where you are!

(Gate opens)

Ryder: Nice job, CJ, thought that was a suicide mission for sure!

(Ryder goes inside)

Ryder: Quit trying to kill yourself under the van! Now open the warehouse and keep these motherfuckers busy!

(Carl opens the warehouse)

Carl Johnson: OK, we're in, move it, Ryder!

(Ryder maneuvers the van, and gets out)

Ryder: I'll watch our backs while you use the forklift to collect the crates. OK, homie, let's load this shit up!

(Once crates inside the warehouse are stocked up)

Ryder: They got more crates outside, CJ!

(Once six crates have been stocked up)

Ryder: C'mon, CJ, we got enough! CJ, get up front and drive us outta here.

(While in the van)

Ryder: LB's got us a spot in Willowfield - hit the gas! Damn, man, these idiots just don't give up!

Carl Johnson: What's happening back there?

Ryder: These part time soldiers got a chip on their shoulders!

Carl Johnson: Nice rhymes, man! Hey, we're real heavy, toss some crates!

Ryder: A'ight, check it out. Sound the horn, I'll throw a crate at 'em.

(Later, while still in the van)

Carl Johnson: I ain't rolling with you no more, man, 'til you off that water, homie. It mess with your mind.

Ryder: Whatever you say, fool. You don't know what's going on.

Carl Johnson: And what that mean?

Ryder: I ain't listening to no more of your bullshit. We got the guns. You ain't no gangster, homie. You want it smooth? You don't want no trouble. I keep it real.

Carl Johnson: You wouldn't know real if it came and hit you in your cheeks, homie, which it could do, if it gave you a hit first.

Ryder: I ain't listening to you, Carl.

(Once they have arrived at the lockup)

Ryder: That shit was tight.

Carl Johnson: Tight? Man, that shit was shit.

Ryder: Man, you say you're down for the homies, but all you do is complain.


The reward for completing this mission is increased respect. Families members will also start carrying TEC 9's


  • The song heard in opening cutscene is "It Was A Good Day" by Ice Cube. This song can also heard on Radio Los Santos.
  • An arriving soldier during a small cutscene is seen driving a special colored Mesa.
  • This will be the first and last time the army will be using the pistol.
  • At the end of the mission, the Mule will be explosion proof.
  • The Forklift in this mission is bulletproof.
  • The crates can be destroyed by gunfire, melee weapons or running over them with vehicles. They may contain shotguns, health, armor, Micro-SMGs, grenades and pistols.
  • The Patriots in this mission are scripted to disappear/explode once after the mission is complete, eliminating the factor of saving them in a garage, as blowing them up in the garage and letting it close will make them disappear all together.


See also

Video walkthrough

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