American criminals burglarize, but British housebreakers burgle.
So instead of exclaiming "I've been robbed!" the hapless victim might say "I've been burgled!" (or more recently "My shop's been looted by a flash mob!")
I don't know why, but 'burgled' reminds me of a vintage 20s placard showing a young couple, and he says "Do you like Kipling?" and she says "I don't know, you naughty boy, I've never kippled."