There is a difference in the law between goods that have been stolen and goods that have not been returned.
If a person takes the goods from another person without permission, then those goods may be stolen. If goods are left with a person, and then that person refuses to give them back, the goods may not be considered stolen. The police may not be able to help you if there is a dispute over ownership. The information in this topic can be used to help get goods back that haven't been returned.
If you are unsure whether your goods have been stolen or not, you should contact the police or get
For answers to commonly asked questions, see
Disputes about goods - Frequently Asked Questions.