Remember that scene from Monty Python where "Tim" is warning the group about certain death awaiting in the form of a creature "so foul"? You know...it's got "big, nasty, pointy teeth"! These burglars must have just watched this part of the movie:
I don't know if you'd still have any street cred as a burglar after a RABBIT scared you off the job. Granted, "Toby" is two feet long and ten inches tall, and apparently can set up one hell of a racket when he starts thumping...which is what he did in his cage when burglars broke into one family's home.
Toby was loud enough to wake up his owners, who were used to the noise, and just rolled over and went back to sleep. Later, when they went downstairs, they saw valuables laid out on their couch, as though the burglars were decided what the choicest pieces to take were before they were scared off by the caged guardrabbit, Toby.