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You can sue the shop for conversion of your vehicle. Conversion is basically the civil version of theft. While the police may (or may not, as the case may be) deal with the criminal aspect of the situation, you are free to take action yourself via the civil courts. So, you can sue, and demand that your vehicle be returned, and that you be compensated for any damages that you suffered as a result of the shop refusing to hand over your vehicle upon your request.
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You can hire an attorney to simply send a letter to the shop which demand the return of the car. That would certainly be less expensive than suing. The letter would basically threaten a lawsuit if the letter is ignored. Most people would likely give in after getting a letter like that because they don't want to be sued.
Otherwise, the only other feasible option is the police, which you have already tried, as well as simply asking the shop yourself to voluntarily give you back your car.
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