SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Metal thieves have hauled away aluminum bleachers and irrigation pipes from San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon Park.

The brazen thieves also tried to steal the metal frames of soccer goals from Crocker-Amazon Park.

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The city Recreation and Parks Department estimate hundreds of thousands of dollars in metal equipment has been stolen during an epidemic of recent metal thefts.

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The proposed city budget includes money for additional park rangers. There are now no more than two on duty at a time to patrol 220 parks covering more than 4,000 acres.

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