The BBC reports that a 31-year-old man has been arrested and bailed after a lorry carrying copper cable was hijacked on the Thanet Way on Thursday.
The Volvo flatbed lorry was driven away by two men and its cargo was unloaded before the vehicle was dumped. The driver was left stranded on the road.
Police are warning other drivers they could be the target of copper thieves.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw the drum of copper cable being unloaded from the X-registration lorry in the parking area off the St Nicholas at Wade roundabout, between the A299 from London and the A28 to Margate junctions.
They believe heavy lifting equipment would have been needed to move it onto another vehicle because of its size.