FAIRFIELD - A coyote attack has Fairfield police warning residents to watch over their pets.

Police say two coyotes attacked and killed a woman's dog after she let it outside near her home on Black Rock Turnpike Wednesday night.

They say the owner grabbed a broom and chased the coyotes away, but it was too late.

Officers say the coyotes appeared to be on the hunt for food and appeared to be chasing a deer before finding the dog.

Fairfield police say coyote sightings have recently increased, but this is the first time in town a pet was attacked and killed by them.