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TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) — A woman from New Jersey is fighting for her life after being attacked by a mugger in New York City.

Police say 26-year-old Jermaine Foster was arrested for a pair of incidents Friday.

In the first, authorities say Foster pushed his way into a 30-year-old woman’s apartment on Sixth Avenue and 39th street just after 12 p.m.

They say he demanded money, broke several items and ended up stealing $15 before fleeing.

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Authorities say 29-year-old Anthonia Egegbara, of Queens, is now charged with attempted murder.

About an hour later around 1:20 p.m., the same suspect stole a cell phone from a 39-year-old woman at the corner of 41st Street and Broadway in Times Square.

As he fled, police say he knocked down a 58-year-old woman in front of 1435 Broadway.

The victim from Bayonne, New Jersey is in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital.

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The suspect was caught a short distance away by two officers.

He’s currently being held at the Midtown South Precinct and has been charged for both incidents, which include robbery, burglary and assault.

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