Two men have denied steal being part of a conspiracy to steal catalytic converters in Dawlish Warren.
Daniel Doran, aged 18, of Grove Lane, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon; and Felix Rooney, aged 31, of Leicester Road, Market Harborough, both pleaded not guilty to stealing the expensive car exhaust components at Dawlish Warren on March 13 this year.
Rooney also pleaded not guilty to driving a blue BMW car dangerously on Sannerville Way, Main Road and Station Road in Exminster on the same date.
The converters being reported as stolen from a number of vehicles in Millin Way, Dawlish Warren.
Judge Peter Johnson adjourned the case for a trial later this year.
Devon and Cornwall police tweeted at the time that two men had been arrested following a pursuit which involved the force helicopter and an armed response unit.