As a member of a syndicate, your job is to drive as fast as you can till you got out of the city. Cops will be all over and will be looking for your group, but that is where you come in. As soon as your group got the money, the chase is one since cops will be after you.
The idea of teh game is to escape the city as fast as you can. Cops will be after you, but as a criminal, you don't want that and you need to avoid them as much as possible. You need to make sure that those cops can't get you. You need to locate the exit or you're be toast.