Robbery is an integral part of Red Dead Redemption 2; for this very purpose, we have drafted RDR2 Robbery Guide that will focus on the various locations, and the walkthrough, on each of these robberies.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Robbery Locations
We have listed thirteen locations on the map that can be robbed. More will be added later onwards. These locations are all pretty popular spots, so be sure to have proper equipment before proceeding.
You can also vouch for a stealth robbery but only if its dark enough. Robbing a bank in the middle of the day while being unseen is kind of impossible, don’t you think?
There are several types of robberies, and we have decided to explain each one of them in this guide. Some of these may need you to complete your story up to a certain point, too. Take this before you go:
- Good heists need good planning. Plan well, memorize the number of NPCs in the area before proceeding to rob.
- Try to be stealthy during the night. Some robberies can be done with no risk if given correct conditions.
- Shoot in the air to startle the NPCs when doing a heist.
- Try to incapacitate potential heroes by using equipment.
- Escape as soon as possible. You don’t want to be here when the law reaches you.
- Some robberies are time-sensitive, that means you will have to complete them under a certain time after they are started. We will tag those robberies by stating (Time-Sensitive) in front of their name.
Stagecoach Robbery Locations
Stagecoach robberies are available from the start of the game but you make robberies more profitable by completing the quest ‘The Spines of America’ of Chapter 2.
As soon as you complete the quest ‘Friends in Very Low Places’ of Chapter 3, you can unlock six additional coach robbery missions.
You will need to talk to two specific ‘discouraged’ employees, specifically named ‘Hector’ and ‘Alden’, at the post offices to get hints on the location of the six coaches.
You can find Hector in the Strawberry Post Office and Alden in the Rhodes Post Office. You will find additional notes in your satchel that reveals more information on your targeted coaches.
Fort Riggs Stagecoach Robbery
Hector’s first tip informs you of a coach from Blackwater coming to River road near Fort Riggs. It has a couple of guards so you can either directly run at it guns blazing or take up a vantage point on top of the mountain past the river. Once the guards are dealt with, break the open the lockbox at the back of the coach and get $110.
This is the second tip you get from Hector. The coach will arrive at Appleseed Timber, just Northeast of Strawberry. Do this one however you want. Shoot the guards, callout the driver or plant dynamite on the road. Once that’s done, collect money from the box at the back.
The third tip from Hector points you West of Strawberry. An armored coach is carrying the bank’s money to Owanjila. Get some dynamite, kill the guards and then throw the stick into the coach to blow it up. Then simply retrieve the money from inside before getting out of there.
Alden will give you this tip the first time you visit him. This stagecoach is carrying antiques just Northwest of Blackwater. You can see the location by checking the North Scarlett Meadows Coach Tip in your inventory.
Go to the location and wait for the stagecoach to appear. When it does, you can lie to the driver so that one of the guards has to check the wheel. You can then take out all the guards by using your Dead Eye skill. Alternatively, you can simply rob the coach as soon as you see it but the previous method is more efficient.
Then carefully drive the stagecoach to Seamus at the Emerald Ranch Fence to get paid. Make sure you don’t drop any statues by driving recklessly as this well lead to a lesser payout.
South Scarlett Meadows Coach
Talk to Alden in Rhodes and he’ll inform you that this carriage is on heading through a road southwest at Bolger Glade. Go there and wait for the coach then take out the driver as soon as it arrives.
The passenger will run so tackle and interrogate him until he points out the location of the lockbox. You can find it under the coach so take the money and if you want; drive the carriage over to Seamus for $25.
This is the last tip Aiden gives you. It’s about a coach coming to the Railway bridge northeast of Hill Haven Ranch. This convoy is heavily guarded so the best approach is to stand on the bridge and snipe the guards from a distance. Loot both coaches when you’ve taken out all enemies. You can collect cash from lockboxes at the back of each coach.
On the outskirts of Valentine.
Coach Robbery: Bill (Time-Sensitive)
Northwest of Dewberry Creek.
Coach Robbery: Micah (Time-Sensitive)
At the Van Der Linde’s camp.
Coach Robbery: Lenny (Time-Sensitive)
Shady Belle mansion.
Homestead Stash Robbery Locations
These kinds of robberies have been here since forever. Homestead stash Robberies are available in RDR2 right from the start of Chapter 2.
During homestead robberies, you will have to find and retrieve a certain stash hidden away in that house and finally, escape. Doing them during the night when everyone is sleeping is the best way to complete homestead robberies.
Otherwise, it can get pretty violent. We would not recommend robbing a house in the middle of the day.
Aberdeen Pig Farm
This homestead stash robbery is a bit darker than the others because of the encounter you will have. You’ll come across this homestead to the Southeast of Emerald Ranch.
A couple invites you in for a drink. If you go inside and start to look around, you’ll get the feeling that something is not quite right. Mainly because you’ll find some bones in a cabinet upstairs. If you accept the couple’s offer for a drink, you’ll pass out and they will rob you.
You will wake up in a ditch and then have to go back for your money. Kill them and take the money back from behind the painting in the dining room. Then loot the woman’s body for a Silver Chain Bracelet that is needed for the Bear Claw Talisman. You can then proceed to loot the rest of the house.
(If you want, you can just kill them right away and skip the whole encounter before looting them but that’s less fun).
A father and son live in this homestead that is located directly south of Braithwaite Manor. What’s interesting about this homestead is that you can see a story play out every time you revisit it. The first time you go there, you hear an argument between the father and the son.
The second time you see the father sleeping outside while the son is in his own room. The third time the father will be very angry because the son is missing. Coming again later the roles will be reversed and the father will be the one missing.
If you’re just interested in looting then from the start, you can loot a chest outside the house. Then go inside and take down the father before threatening the boy into giving you the location of the stash. It’s in the chimney that has the double-barrel shotgun hanging above it (which you can also collect)
This is the first Homestead robbery you can do so approach Javier at Horseshoe Overlook once you finish The First Shall Be Last. You two will then ride to the Chez Porter across the Dakota River, north of Valentine.
You’ll have to walk for a bit and then spy on the house with binoculars. Eventually you’ll get your chance to move in closer so take cover behind the rock to the right while Javier makes a distraction by setting a shed ablaze. Take out the enemies as they approach the burning structure and then get ready for more to show up out of the house and barn.
You can rob the Chez Porter homestead once you’ve cleared the area of enemies. Be sure to collect the hidden stash from under a crate in the barn, along with the Weapon Case in the house. Also, get the Pump Action Shotgun from the bedroom.
You can visit this homestead with Sean during a companion activity in Chapter 3. Or you can even do it alone but we suggest you go with Sean. This homestead is South of Emerald Station, and just near the Aberdeen Pig Farm.
If you approach it alone, you’ll see 4 guys getting drunk together. They might pass out if you wait long enough and then simply sneak in to loot the house. Alternatively, you can just shoot them but that’s the riskier route. Just spare one so he can tell you about the location of their stash.
Either way once you’re inside, be sure to collect the Double-Action Revolver from a weapon case under a bed
This mansion is located directly south of Van Horn. You can try sneaking into the basement during nighttime or come during the day and kill both people there to start looting. Once inside, start collecting whatever you can, especially the bag of money on the table.
This cabin is Northwest of Wallace Station, as marked on the map below.
When you enter the house, an elderly woman will confuse you for someone else and tell you to leave the “delivery” down in the cellar. If you go down there, you can collect the Semi-Auto Shotgun from a weapon case and loot other things while she yells at you from upstairs. Once you’re back upstairs, she’ll call you out for robbing from her and swear her sons will make you pay.
Come back a day later and the sons will attack you so kill them all along with her (she’ll be shooting at you too) before going inside to loot the lockbox on the table. Also loot the chest in the corner and the nearby nightstand for more collectibles such as the Gold Earring, you need for the Boar Tusk Talisman.
You can find this homestead by the Northeast edge of the world map, after you complete the quest ‘A Fork in the Road’ during Chapter 6.
A woman known as Charlotte lives here and she will ask to you to teach her hunting. You can revisit her multiple times and when you help her with a shooting lesson during one of these visits, you’re allowed to loot a Jewelry Box in her bedroom when you wake up.
Shop Robbery Locations
Have you ever been scammed by a shop so bad that you’ve wanted to just rob the heck out of them? Well, fear not! You can do this in this ultimate crime simulator: Red Dead Redemption 2.
Shop robberies are a unique part of Red Dead Redemption 2 Robbery feature.
Do note that some of the shops have small stories to tell, and rewards for you to claim. Look for clues in those shops. Once you have enough information, talk to the shop owner, and he will reveal the shop’s deepest secret.
Without further ado, let us hint at the locations of these shops:
When you’re at the gunsmith’s store in Rhodes, you can hear a boy asking for help from the basement. He’s talking to you through the window so you need to confront the shop owner. Threaten him with a gun until he takes you down to the basement to where the boy is. The boy is a kidnap victim because of his resemblance to the Gunsmith’s missing son.
Shoot the boy’s chains to free him and then loot the Lockbox, along with the Weapon Case that has the Lancaster Repeater in it.
Enter the gunsmith in Saint-Denis and knock on the locked door in the backroom. You’ll be told to go away so threaten the shopkeeper until he unlocks the door for you. Immediately melee the guard inside and threaten him so that he tells you the location of the gambling room upstairs.
Head up to the third floor and enter the second door. Grab the money from the table and then check the vault behind the guy standing there
Head to this story in Strawberry and check for a window under the front porch. If you look inside, you can see the shopkeeper’s illegal moonshine business so head inside the store and threaten him at gunpoint.
He will then take you down to the basement and although there initially appears to be nothing of value there, you need to be persistent in your threats until the shopkeeper reveals the location of a hidden stash behind a loose brick. Take what’s in there and head out.
This is robbery location is unlocked in Chapter 2. Go around the doctor’s building and you’ll come across a security door. Knock on it and you’ll be told to bugger off. So go to the doctor and demand answers at gunpoint.
He’ll then open the locked door for you but you need to be ready since you’ll be shot at the second he does. Take out all the gamblers and the young lady then get out of there with the money on the table as well as the Schofield Revolver from the weapon case
Train Robbery Locations
Train robberies are pretty similar to coach robberies. You have to wait for a train to arrive at your location and hop onto it. Then you need to head towards the engine car and threaten the driver to stop the train. If he doesn’t listen, incapacitate him.
Train robberies are an integral part of Red Dead Redemption 2 Robbery scheme, so be sure to do them often. They can also be done multiple times.
Do note all trains will be guarded by quite a few handsome men. You will have to dispose of them before you can safely rob a train. If you leave any witnesses behind, your crime will be reported and you will gain that “W A N T E D” sign.
Some tips to remember before proceeding may include (but not limited to):
- Always try to force-stop a train in barren areas. Force-stopping a train in a populated area will get you in trouble from the law.
- Frieght trains carry a few collectibles and a small chest. Passenger trains carry several chests, and the passengers themselves can also be looted. So aim for passenger trains if you can risk getting reported to the law.
- Always try to climb aboard a running train. Climbing a train from the station will leave you vulnerable as a prime suspect of the crime.
- Dispose every threat on the train before looting people.
- You can also loot a train while it’s moving but it’s riskier that way.