Small Town Bank

Small Town Bank is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson by countryside criminal Catalina from outside the Palomino Creek Bank in Red County, San Andreas.

Small Town Bank
Carl Johnson and Catalina threaten the bankers with shotguns.
Carl Johnson and Catalina threaten the bankers with shotguns.

Carl Johnson and Catalina threaten the bankers with shotguns.
Game GTA San Andreas
For Catalina
Location Fern Ridge or Dillimore, Red County
Fail Wasted
Catalina dies
Reward $10,000
Unlocks Body Harvest (if chosen after First Date)
Gone Courting and Wu Zi Mu (if chosen after First Base)
Made in Heaven (if chosen after Gone Courting)
Farewell, My Love... (if chosen after Made in Heaven, provided Wu Zi Mu has been completed)
Unlocked by Case A. The mission was not played beforehand and just unlocked :-
First Date
Case B. The mission was not played during First Date, but was chosen in the second outfit :-
First Base
Case C. The mission was not played either during First Date or during First Base :-
Gone Courting
Case D. The mission was not played until the last resort :-
Made in Heaven


Carl and Catalina are planning on robbing the Palomino Creek Bank. They get into a vehicle and head off to their destination. Once they arrive, Carl is given a Pump Action Shotgun, and his job is to make sure none of the employees put there hands down, otherwise they will set the alarm off. Unfortunately, either Carl shoots the employees and sets the alarm off, or one of the employees put their hands down and the alarm goes off. Catalina is furious. A cutscene plays in which two cops leave the Donut Shop and several police officers surround the bank.

Carl is told to destroy the ATM machines and retrieve the money. Catalina breaks the door down after all the money is collected. She and Carl shoot every cop in the alley. Carl shoots the two motorcycle cops at the end of the alleyway.

Catalina and Carl hop on the bikes. The next objective is to follow Catalina on the bike. Two motorcycle cops will pursue her. Catalina eventually wrecks and is surrounded by the police. Carl picks her up and gets her home safely back to Fern Ridge.


(Carl and Catalina enter the bank.)

Catalina: You're on crowd control so don't take any shit!

CJ: Yes'm, Miss Catalina, Miss!

(Carl points his pump-action shotgun at the security guard.)

CJ: Don't even think about doin' anything, motherfucker!

Catalina: (point her shotgun to the employee) Hand over every last dollar, NOW, BITCH!

(Sometime later, four employees become hostages, with Carl pointing his shotgun at them.)

Catalina: I'm going to empty the safe. Keep these idiot covered!

CJ: A'ight, you heard the lady, no heroic shit!

(The alarm goes off.)

Catalina: Shit! I give you one simple job! Idiota!

(At the police headquarters, two officers are having a meal with a donut.)

Police Radio: Attention all units - some psychos are robbing the bank at Palomino Creek!

Police Officer #1: Shit! I just bought another donut! Don't criminal have any consideration?

Police Officer #2: We can collect that bribe later. Might as well go and take a look.

(The cops surround the bank.)

Police Officer #2: We know you're in there! The game's up! Come on out! Come out, real peaceable, like!

(Inside the bank, Catalina and Carl try to rob the bank.)

Catalina: Smash the ATMs and get as much cash as possible!

Police Officer #2: Give up! You're surrounded!

Catalina: Quick! We haven't have much time!

(Carl takes all the money from the ATMs.)

Catalina: Better take the back door! Follow me!

(The two go through the back door and are immediately attacked by the waiting cops.)

Catalina: Cops! Take cover!

Police Officer #2: Thought you might try the back way! We were waiting for yer!

Catalina: Cover me! Pick it up a little, you retarded asshole! Keep going!

(Two police officers on bikes attack Carl and Catalina.)

Police Biker #2: You two, FREEZE!

(Carl and Catalina kill the police and take their bikes.)

Catalina: Grab a bike and follow me! You think you can keep up with real woman?

(Catalina is chased right after she exits the alleyway.)

Catalina: What's keeping you? You slow bastard! Are you afraid of speed, Carl? Stop getting lost!

(A Ranger crashes into Catalina in Montgomery, and several cops come and surround her. Carl saves her and takes her back to the hideout.)


The reward for successfully completing this mission is $10,000.


  • In the PC Version, during the first cutscene where Carl and Catalina enter the bank, Carl may jump for no reason.
  • It's impossible to keep the hostages' hands up.
  • The cops surrounding Catalina in Montgomery will not try to arrest the player, but they will shoot at Carl when he rescues Catalina.
  • The mission's cutscenes are the only places in the entire game where a rural officer rides a HPV-1000.
  • The diner that the two cops were eating at was actually behind the bank.


Video Walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos