COLFAX, Wash. -- On the night of May 12, security cameras at the St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax caught five people approaching an entryway.
The young girl quickly noticed.
Before they turned around, one of them covered his face and waved his hands at the camera.
The group allegedly took three-thousand dollars worth of ghost-hunting equipment.
The owner of St. Ignatius Hospital, Austin Storm, says when things like this happen, it is very disheartening.
"One, we're putting a lot of, we and a lot of other people are putting a lot of effort into preserving the building and making it better. So, when people come in and are destructive and break things and steal things, it just kind of takes the wind out of your sails, you know,” Storm said.
Austin posted the footage on their Facebook page, as did the Whitman County Sheriff's Office.
"we're cautiously optimistic that the city police and sheriff's department will be able to find who did this, and we're really, really hopeful that we'll be able to recover that equipment," Storm said.
Thanks to credible information from the Sheriff's Office, deputies did recover most of the stolen gear.
They tracked the suspects to Spokane and identified five people, who all admitted to their involvement.
21-year-old Malachi Beach and 20-year-old Donavan Hoffman, both of Spokane Valley, each face 2nd degree burglary and 2nd degree theft charges
Three minors will also be facing charges to be determined by the Whitman County Juvenile Department.