Despite having many stargazing features, vehicles have always been the soul of GTA 5 as well as other games of the franchise. There is a vast range of vehicles being made available in this open-world game. Apart from cars, GTA 5 trucks are also a big part of the game. If you’re searching for the locations of armored truck in GTA 5 as well as the trick to attack it for $3000, this post is definitely written for you.

1. Armored truck spawning pattern

Also known as the Security Vans, the armred truck in GTA 5 and Online contains a lot of money which is stored in a briefcase. In fact, the Armored Truck has been one of the most sought-after vehicles in GTA as players can earn up to $3,000 inside the truck. However, once stealing the truck as well as its money, you will have to brace yourself for being chased by police and get a 2-star level or higher.

Unlike most vehicles, the GTA 5 armored truck will not explode when dropped from a great height. Blowing the truck up will forfeit any cash drop. If no player attacks the spawned truck, it will eventually de-spawn from the map.

Gta 5 Armored Truck Location
GTA 5 security van spawn times is actually pretty irregular.

How often do armored trucks spawn in GTA 5?

Armored trucks in GTA 5 spawn randomly on the map in regular time intervals of 10+ minutes or so. They have extra chances to spawn after you attack another truck.

Also note that armored trucks do not appear if in an empty public or in a solo/invite only session. They spawn much more commonly in sessions with a larger number of players in them.

2. GTA 5 armored truck locations

There are 9 different locations that you can find the Armored Truck. You can easily spot out the target as the small green and white icon on the mini-map. Here are all locations of Armored Truck in GTA 5:

  • Globe Oil Gas Station
  • Del Perro ramp
  • Cypress Flats (north of the Ammu-nation)
  • El Rancho Blvd
  • Little Seoul (near the Asian strip mall or outside the
  • Lucky Plucker)
  • Paleto Bay Market
  • The canals in the center of Los Santos
  • San Andreas Ave

Below is a map of the various locations where armored trucks spawn in the game.

Armored Truck Security Van Location Gta 5
Common GTA 5 armored truck locations

3. How to attack the armored truck in GTA 5

Stealing from Armored Trucks or Security Vans can be pretty tricky, as they are moving targets defended by two guards. Furthermore, upon destruction, a truck will give you a 2 to 3 star wanted level, which results in immediate action from the LSPD.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to attack the armored truck in GTA 5 and steal $3,000:

Find a GTA 5 armored truck

Locate an armored truck. They are random events and often appear near the 9 spawn locations on the map.

Take out the guards (if the van is parked)

If you find a parked truck, you are in luck. Just take out the two guards using either guns or vehicles, pick up the money, and run away.

Killing the guards
Eliminate the guards and pick up the briefcase that contains money.

Take down the moving truck

If the truck is moving around, hitting it is arguably more difficult as you need to shoot accurately while driving. Furthermore, you also need to avoid taking unnecessary hits, as this might increase your wanted level prematurely.

To accomplish this, just drive directly behind it and shoot at the back doors until it opens. A number of cash bags (2-6) will drop from the back of the truck and the player needs to be on foot to collect them. Pick them up and run away on your vehicle.

Break down the door
Break down the door of the Security Van to steal money.

Escape the police

Get in your vehicle and keep out of the police's field of vision. They will register on your minimap as red and blue flashing dots. Their field of vision is displayed as a blue triangle in front of their vehicles.

Continue driving and keep an eye on the minimap. Try to avoid the police at all costs. Another star will be added to your wanted level if you enter an officer's field of vision while being pursued. This makes it much harder, but there're always tips to escape the cops even at max level.

Try to take back roads and drive through the mountains if possible. The stars in the top right-hand corner of the screen will disappear once you have successfully escaped the police.

Escaping the police is actually pretty hard, especially if you are in a crowded area.

4. GTA 5 armored truck glitch offline

This is a glitch in GTA V story mode where you can easily get infinite money. To do it, just find an armored truck and steal it as Michael. Afterward, drive it to your garage (with the money transporter intact) and park. Save the game and reload. All you have to do now is to destroy the money transporter while the car is in your garage.

Collect all the money and move out to the street. When you get back to the garage, the money transporter would be reset to its undamaged state. Just repeat this process until you have enough money.

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