Two pitbulls seen roaming through sections of Westport earlier in the week -- prompting police to issue a Code Red warning to the public -- have not been seen in several days, police said Friday.

Police said there were sightings of the dogs Wednesday and Thursday in roving through areas that included Hillspoint Road, South Compo Road and Imperial Avenue.

In the alert, residents were advised to avoid the pitbulls and report any sightings to police.

"It is encouraging to us that there have been no recent sightings of the two dogs, and that we are hoping that their unknown owner or owners have taken possession of them again," said the statement by police Capt. Sam Arciola on Friday afternoon.

However, police ask that any later sightings be reported: 203-341-6000.