Two Binghamton residents have been accused of attacking a Johnson City woman with a baseball bat and hammer before choking her unconscious.

Authorities say 24-year-old Shamirah Hauer and 31-year-old Amanda Hoyt were arrested Monday.

According to Johnson City police, the women are suspected of forcing their way into a St. Charles Street residence around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

They allegedly struck the woman with a bat and a hammer prior to choking her. Hauer and Hoyt then are believed to have stolen items, including a phone and a wallet. They were gone by the time police arrived.

A police investigator said the incident last "a couple of minutes."

The woman who was attacked was taken to a hospital for treatment for treatment of her injuries.

Hauer and Hoyt were tracked down by village detectives. Both are charged with burglary and assault. Hauer also was charged with strangulation.

The women were arraigned and ordered held at Broome County Jail.

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