Harbor thieves in Oakland-Alameda Estuary use small abandoned or stolen boats to board yachts and large ships and steal what they can, residents and police say.
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Some in the tight-knit boating community have talked of arming themselves as jurisdiction question marks and eroding law enforcement staffing levels complicate the issue.