Yes I understand the obligations and duties of the agent in a contractual relationship. I did a little consumer law and from what I remember there's a legal relationship that pawn brokers have that is different from the duties and obligations of someone at a coat room who takes your property for a specific time and so on. But I was going to say I'll look it up in my old consumer law textbook but that was stored in my library which is now gone forever. I'm a bibliophile and all the hundreds of rare, Out Of Print and antiquarian books are worth a lot of money if you know where to sell them. Another thing gone is hundreds of DVDs and Blurays that are mostly region 1/A(North America) and won't even play in a local DVD player. I spent years collecting rare films and created a library of all the best classic westerns, film noir, crime/thriller/mystery films of the studio era(/40's and 50's to early 60's). Anyway, I want to emphasise how much personal and financial loss I've incurred here. I'm a collector and along with all the other stuff I've lost my collections entirely.
Thanks. But the police would just direct me to consumer affairs because it's not a criminal matter - at least, it's not yet. I'm going to do everything within my power to get recompense for this. I'm not going soft on them I can assure you.