Qwik Fuel Convenience Store is the third mission in both SWAT 4, as well as in SWAT: Elite Force. The SWAT team is tasked with the objective of handling an attempted robbery in the store at around 06:00 when a commuter had pulled in to get gas and immediately pulled out dialing 911 after spotting an armed woman coming out the front door.
We're looking at a barricade/hostage situation, with at least three hostages. Dispatch received a 911 call at around 0600. A commuter pulled in to get gas and pulled out again when she noticed an armed woman coming out the front door. She called 911 on her cell phone. The first officers on the scene observed multiple gunmen, number unclear, and at least one unarmed civilian inside. When the gunmen threatened the civilian, they backed off and set up a perimeter.
So far we have one likely ID: Alice Jenkins. She’s been in rehab for oxycodone addiction. Oxycodone is an opiate similar to heroin, equally addictive. It’s prescribed legally as a Schedule II drug, making it possible for any idiot with a falsely obtained prescription to turn dealer. It sells for up to eighty dollars a pop on the street.
Knowing Jenkins, this is probably a bungled robbery for drug money, possibly related to a rash of recent convenience store hits. She and her cronies didn’t intend to take any hostages, and they don’t know what to do with them. That makes them more dangerous, since we can’t predict what they might do, and they’ve stopped talking to the negotiator. Given their erratic behavior, at least some of the suspects may be high. They are armed with handguns, and we have visual confirmation of three suspects so far. There may be more.
As far as the hostages go, we believe there are three: Kim Dong Yin, Heidi Rosenstein, and Willis Fischer, employees at the station. There might be additional customers, but it’s unlikely. Be extremely careful when you go in. You will have high ground support at your entry point. Given the recent spate of gunfire, we can’t wait any longer; it’s time for a tactical solution. Study the situation, gear up, and let’s move.
Entry and Snipers Edit
The entry location lies at the back of the store which leads to two possible entrances, one leading to the storage area and loading bay and the other to the back door.
Sierra One covers the main store area while Sierra Two covers the back alley along the back door.
This building resembles a typical gas station. The main entrance leads straight into the shopping area with many shelves filled with various products such as snacks and drinks, but also motor oils and paper towels. There is also a cash desk where customers could pay for bought products. In the eastern part of the shopping area are refrigerators with cold drinks and ready meals as well as a door that leads to main refrigeration area. Behind the refrigerators is the owner's office, which contains the store's safe. The rear side of the building features 2 restrooms, as well as entrance to the break room for employees. Behind the cash desk is a small security office that leads to the main storage area with shelves filled with various products and cardboard boxes. The storage area connects to the loading area outside where shipments are dropped off.
Tactical Approach Edit
Entry is not entirely of great concern when it comes to this mission. The team may choose to enter through the door that leads to the storage area or through the back door along the alley. However, there are instances where suspects may either be present or hiding in the alley. At certain occasions Sierra Two may report the presence of a suspect in the back alley who has unsuspectingly chosen to walk towards the team.
The passage leading to the storage area and loading bay ultimately leads the team to the main store area, while the back door leads the team to a corridor with three separate doorways each opening into either of the two offices and the main store area. Alternative entries to the building and individual rooms may be wedged for the sake of convenience and to prevent fleeing suspects to take refuge in rooms that have been cleared already.
Elite Force Changes Edit
- Drug packets may be found in the map that must be secured as evidence. The suspects may also carry drug evidence along with them.
- Since the briefing before the mission states that the suspects are probably high, the suspects bear poor sanity and are therefore insane i.e. they will be less hesitant to shoot hostages, particularly Alice Jenkins. They may also die when subjected to a treatment by the taser.
- This mission unlocks the Remington M870 and Remington M870 Breaching shotguns.
- Alice Jenkins is believed to be a drug addict which well explains the reason behind the burglary of the store, probably in an attempt to gain drug money. It is also explicitly revealed in her character and behavior especially when encountering the Officers as she often screams with extreme desperation. In example, she responds by saying "Leave me alone!" or "I don't think so!" when the Officers order for compliance from her and "I'm not going back!" with reference to the fact that she has once been in rehabilitation for her drug addiction.
- On arresting Heidi Rosenstein, she would sometimes make a comment on Kim Dong Yin, another civilian who must be rescued, displaying her keen interest in his safety. "Is Kim alright? Where is he?" However, neither Kim nor Heidi mention Wills Fischer.