I said something doesn't feel right and pointed out that the receipt you say you had would have easily been able to prove along with the original advert quite quickly that you bought it in good faith and given police a correct direction to follow up with the seller. The fact you claim you were arrested, they took your mobile and computer just to me seems very peculiar
I'm left with much the same feeling, too - maybe we don't have the full story, maybe there's other factors, I don't know - but just because they suspect one thing you're selling as being a bit hot, given that no doubt you could present them a receipt for it, that's at least grounds for them to accept that you may be a victim of this yourself.
Did they come 'round to seize your bike, or arrest you, or both - and wouldn't they have had to have a warrant to seize your laptop or mobile? Or did they suspect they were stolen, too? I'm just not getting why the police were allowed free reign to grab anything they thought may be hookey, or revealling.
Surely if they merely suspected (because the owner had spotted it) that you were selling something that was apparently stolen, what would cause them to think they needed to go further and seize other stuff? Did they seize anything else, other than the one suspect bike, your laptop and your mobile?
And in fairness, to people finding something about this account sounding off - you did post your tale for consumption.
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