Officers have now returned the wheelchair to its rightful owner, who requires it to move around independently and discovered it was missing after it had been left outside a property in Junction Road.
The theft was reported to Kent Police at around 12.50pm on Sunday 4 April 2021. On the following evening, officers investigating the incident attended an address in the Chatham area, linked to a suspicious vehicle. The wheelchair was located in a nearby garage and a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft. He remains in custody.