They are due to appear before Derry Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Thursday, April 27, for a first remand hearing.
As is usual procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.
Police say that at around 4.30pm, officers from Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team received a report that money in charity boxes from within a church was stolen.
A vehicle was reported as being involved.
Officers from Foyleside and The Moor Neighbourhood Policing Team on patrol in the Strand Road area of the city yesterday evening located a vehicle matching the description of the car suspected to be involved.
Following enquiries, a 42-year-old man and a woman aged 40 years old were both arrested on suspicion of theft.