The Heist is about escaping the robberies you've committed with your gang. Specialist members will be interested in joining your gang when you earn enough respect. Each mission has a time limit to escape from the police and return to your hideout. The bigger jobs you do in the game the more resistance you'll find from the authorities. Use the credits awarded for completing levels to buy upgrades for your van, choose from speed, armour or weapons to make evading police easier. Destroying police cars will earn you more credits and respect, hurting civilians will damage your respect and add to your collatoral damage.