The physically-fit lady trapped the man to the ground and screemed for help till some youth assisted her to send the thief to the police station.
The lady told the Daily Graphic she was returning from a church programme with a brother at Santase and on reaching Asafo, she decided to make a quick call while they were stuck in heavy traffic.
Amesiba who was said to be lurking around apparently spotted Elizabeth making the call and in a flash, snatched the phone and bolted.
Unfortunately for Elizabeth, she and the other passengers in the taxi had been trapped because the door locks were malfunctioning.
She then decided to go through the window, took off her sandals and gave the criminal a hot chase till she arrested him.
The Asokwa District Police Commander, DSP George Bawa, who confirmed the story to the Daily Graphic said the wanted phone snatcher would be arraigned before court on Monday.
He cautioned passengers especially those who sit by the windows to be wary of their personal safety when receiving or making calls.