Green’s Dictionary of Slang

break n.5

(US) a break-in, a robbery.

[US]F. Packard Adventures of Jimmie Dale (1918) I i: The Gray Seal’s come to life! He’s just pulled a break on West Broadway!
[Aus]A. Weller Day of the Dog 155: You think you’re hot as Huey, street fighting and doing shitty little breaks.