The Sims Bustin' Out Cheats

Beat the thief (without the alarm)
If you see the burglar approaching your house and you realise you do not have an alarm, immediately have one of your sims call the police. Although you can not enter buy mode while the burgalar is taking stuff, once he/she attempts to run you can enter buy/build mode. Build a wall just in front of the doors of your house. The burglar will become trapped, giving time for the police to arrive.