This has actually been going on for more than 6-7 years now. There was an article in the magazine section of Dawn some 3 years back about these crooks.
And one of our neighbors was also caught up in this mess somewhere around 1998 or 1999 so you can imagine how long has this been going on for. They had bought a mint EE90 Corolla in white with some nice Antera 3 spoke wheels. The car was clean. They had taken the car to plaza for something.
That plaza episode ended in a lot of sh*t and bruises for both parties + weapons drawn, etc and eventually police being called in, if I remember correctly. This level of dis honesty was unheard of back then.