Stray

How to Steal a Worker Vest in Stray

Players of the new feline adventure game, Stray, need to know how to steal a Worker Vest to progress in the game.
Players of the new feline adventure game, Stray, need to know how to steal a Worker Vest to progress in the game. / Annapurna Interactive, Blue Twelve

Players of the new feline adventure game, Stray, need to know how to steal a Worker Vest to progress in the game.

This can be a length process requiring several clues to be put together in a row. Players will need to explore quite a few places in Midtown in order to gather the materials necessary. However, once complete, they should have no problem finishing the quest.

Below, we've explained the full steps necessary to get that vest.

How to Steal a Worker Vest in Stray

Players can find the Worker Vest in the clothing store on Shop Street. However, any attempts to interact with it directly will alert the shop keeper and make the process impossible. Players will need to distract him to get him away from the vest.

Fortunately, when speaking to surrounding NPCs and the shopkeeper, himself, players can learn that the shopkeeper hates loud music. This is exactly the information we need to solve this puzzle.

On the first floor of the Residence, players should find a trio of Companion NPCs who could use a favor. One of them will be looking up at the new security cameras, another will be holding a boom box, and the one in the center will be sitting over a set of cassette tapes — the exact item we need. In exchange, we'll have to do a bit of counter-surveillance by taking out those cameras.

The camera supports can be found on the second level and getting rid of them is as easy as hopping on and off them. This loosens the fastenings and causes them to fall to the floor, shattering completely. There are three cameras in total:

  1. One hanging on the left of the second floor barrier.
  2. One hanging on the right of the second floor barrier.
  3. One positioned in the center of the second floor, pointed straight down at the first floor plaza.

With the cameras destroyed, players can claim a cassette, which they can then take all the way back to the clothing shop. Now, it's simply a matter of navigating back toward the dressing rooms, finding a boombox there, and loading in the tape. This will activate the boombox and cause it to play loud music which will attract the shopkeeper to the back to investigate — leaving the vest completely unguarded.


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