I can assure you that I am neither male maid, security or pimp! Guys, I am 73!
I confess to being a DIY freak and over the years of using the place I have acquired the habit of doing odd jobs around the place - mending leaky showers, fixing the lights, bit of tiling and decorating, pressure washing the yard and I even take them to the supermarket on occasions. Simply, the sorts of things you may do for any friend. They trust me and I trust them. They trust me to the extent I have a door key - for emergency use if necessary. Never used it yet.
Hank, yes the girls were very frightened as you would expect. They were fortunate that Mr Plod responded quite quickly. I am not aware of any other "establishment" in the area (very suburban really) although there are a few Indies. The surrounding streets are well known to Mr Plod for drug dealing (there have been a few raids over the years) so maybe it was just a couple of locals trying it on. Whatever, the place now has more locks and door bolts than the average jail. Bars for the downstairs windows may be next - but my welding skills are crap